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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 22 Jul
Mad Scientist’s Lab: Family Program
Saturday, July 22, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Conduct several different experiments using ordinary household items! You never know what we might create, split in half, sink and even blow up! Crazy things will be happening in the laboratory!

Registration: Required
Sun 23 Jul
South Side Expedition: Family Program
Sunday, July 23, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

The south side of the park has been only open to fly fisherman or adult walks. Join us today for a rare treat and walk the trail along the Nissequogue River with your family. For safety reasons, only children age 7 and above may attend.

Thu 27 Jul
Tiny Tots: Pond Explorations
Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour 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.

Thu 10 Aug
Tiny Tots: I Spy a Dragonfly
Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour 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.

Fri 11 Aug
Nature Tees: Children’s Program
Friday, August 11, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Design your own personal ‘nature shirt' using colorful paint, a cool collection of nature stamps and your own imagination. Please bring one light colored t-shirt per child.

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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