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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 23 Mar
Wind Catchers
Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Wind plays an important part in our world. Discover advantages and disadvantages of the wind through hands-on activities and games. Afterwards, you’ll create your own unique wind catcher for your yard. Reservations are required: (631) 265 – 1054
Registration: Required
Sun 24 Mar
South Side Birding
Sunday, March 24, 2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Join us for a slow, pleasant walk along the Nissequogue River taking in the sights and sounds of the wetlands. We’ll seek out our local residents and those returning from a warm hiatus! Plenty of time for photos, so bring your camera! Reservations are required: (631) 265 -1054
Registration: Required
Sat 04 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

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Meeting Location for all projects: Nature Museum. Parking Instructions: In parking lot by the toll booth.

Volunteer Project #1: Trail Work: volunteers will be spreading woodchips and or blue stone dust on our walking trails.Please bring: Garden Gloves
Start time: 9am | End time: 12pm. Ages: Appropriate for 13 and up

Volunteer Project #2: Gardening: prep 5 flower beds for planting. Planting flowers in 2 of the beds.Please bring: Garden Gloves
Start time: 9am | End time: 11am. Ages: All ages welcome

Volunteer Project #3: Litter Pick: Picking up trash along our walking trails. (Might be muddy. Please wear appropriate footwear).Please bring: Garden Gloves
Start time: 9am | End time: 12pm Ages: Appropriate for 13 and up

We can accommodate: Small groups, Boy or Girl Scouts Questions? Call: 631-265-1054 Email: kathleen.roth@parks.ny.gov

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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