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Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum

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Address
581 West Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY 11787
Latitude 40.852627
Longitude -73.225403

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve offers environmental education programs year round for schools at all grade levels. The preserve also offers interpretive programs for youth organizations and the general public including Tiny Tots (3-5 year olds), Fun for Kids, Family Adventures, and Adult Ed-ventures.

The nature museum is in the Smith Family home built in 1751. Nature trails lead you through a variety of habitats typical of the north shore of Long Island where many species of plants and animals are found.

No Pets Allowed

Hours of Operation

  • April 1st-September 30th: Tuesday through Sunday, 8:00am-4:00pm
    October 1st-March 31st: Wednesday through Sunday, 8:00am-4:00pm
Sat 17 Nov
Eye on the Sky
Saturday, November 17, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Family Program: How does weather work? How and why does a tornado or hurricane start? Through experiments and hands-on activities, you will have fun while learning the answers. Reservations are required: (631) 265 - 1054
Registration: Required
Sun 18 Nov
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Sunday, November 18, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

November 18th- Charlie Needs a Cloak. Registration required by 11/15.

This is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program’s theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. Children ages 3-5. Held on Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Nov
Color Splash
Sunday, November 25, 2018 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Children's Program: Why are male birds, many creatures that live on reefs, and butterflies splashed with so many amazing colors? Through hands-on activities you will find out. We will add a splash of color to an animal craft for you to take home. Reservations are required: (631) 265 – 1054
Registration: Required
Thu 29 Nov
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

November 29th- Pre-Historic Hysteria

This is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program’s theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. Children ages 3-5. Held on Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am

Registration: Required
Sat 08 Dec
Fire & Ice Candles
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Family Program: 10am to 11:30am and 1:30am to 3pm.

Using hot wax and cold ice, you will create a unique candle for yourself or a friend just in time for the holidays. We have decorations to add, but you may bring your own. There is an additional $2 per person fee for materials. Limit 18 people per class. We cannot go over this limit! We apologize for any inconvenience. Reservations are required starting two weeks prior: (631) 265 – 1054

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Gift Shop
  • Museum/Visitors Center
  • Nature Trails
    • Activities
    • Recreation Programs