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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 12 Dec
Tiny Tots: “Nature Discoveries”- Charlie Needs a Cloak
Thursday, December 12, 2019 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

Registration: Required
Sun 15 Dec
Holiday Swag
Sunday, December 15, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Using a wide array of fresh greenery, create lovely swag for your door or to give as a gift when visiting for the holidays. Add a decoration or two from home to make it extra special! Reservations are required starting two weeks prior.

Registration: Required
Sun 15 Dec
Holiday Swag
Sunday, December 15, 2019 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Using a wide array of fresh greenery, create lovely swag for your door or to give as a gift when visiting for the holidays. Add a decoration or two from home to make it extra special! Reservations are required starting two weeks prior.

Registration: Required
Thu 26 Dec
Tiny Tots: “Nature Discoveries”- Happy Holidays
Thursday, December 26, 2019 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

Registration: Required
Fri 27 Dec
Watercolor Wonders
Friday, December 27, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

We will show you step by step how to create an artistic, beautiful, colorful watercolor collage. Lots of tracing and cutting. No need to be familiar with art. For children 7 and up please.

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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