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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

Fall Nature Programs

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 06 Nov
Self-Guided Fall Nature Quest
Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

You and your family can take in some of the beautiful fall foliage and have a spooktacular time finding all of the silly, spooky, and strange items on our scavenger hunt list. On this self-guided hike, you set the pace! We supply everything you need for this child friendly event.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 20 Nov
The "Trail Less Traveled" Walk
Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Enjoy some refreshing autumn air as we embark on the red trail! This trail will take us all the way to the northeastern edge of the park, and offers beautiful woodland scenery! This is a moderate level hike with some hills. Bring water and good walking shoes/boots.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 04 Dec
Backpack Adventures
Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

We are ready to go on a nature experiment adventure at Caleb Smith! And everything we need will be right on our backs! We will loan you a backpack filled with fun, interesting experiments that we will complete together as we explore the park!

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 18 Dec
Take a Bird to Lunch
Saturday, December 18, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

With the cold months here, many birds have either been migrating south, or bulking up for the long winter ahead. Let's help by providing them with a good meal! Using natural materials, we will make bird feeders to hang in your yard to give the migrating birds, as well as the year long residents an extra boost!

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Gift Shop
  • Visitor Center