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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
Thu 22 Feb
Tinty Tots: Nature Discoveries- Who's Been Waliking in the Snow?
Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

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.

Fri 23 Feb
Fearsome Jaws of Dinosaurs
Friday, February 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Discover how fearsome and large these awesome creatures were! Explore how fossils are formed through hands-on activities and make a fun craft for home.

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Feb
Tracks and Traces
Saturday, February 24, 2018 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Children will become nature detectives as they unravel the clues left behind by the park's wildlife. Make your own ‘tracks and traces' book filled with your favorite animals tracks to take home with you. We will take a short walk outside if weather permits.

Registration: Required
Thu 08 Mar
Tinty Tots: Nature Discoveries- What's Green?
Thursday, March 8, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

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.

Sat 10 Mar
Trout Unlimited: Fishing Clinic
Saturday, March 10, 2018 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Learn to fly fish with Trout Unlimited! Please call Caleb Smith State Park Preserve for more information and reservations.

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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