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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
Sun 19 Aug
Lady Bug Adventures: Children’s Program
Sunday, August 19, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Join us for games and hands-on activities as you discover how these little beetles survive. A walk will follow.

Registration: Required
Thu 23 Aug
Tiny Tots: “Let’s Discover Nature” Hour- I Spy a Dragonfly
Thursday, August 23, 2018 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.

Ages 3-5

Sat 25 Aug
South Side Down River Walk: Adult Program
Saturday, August 25, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Meet on the south side. We will walk down river to observe this unique eco-system. Please wear chest waders (no felt bottoms), a modest bathing suit or shirt & shorts. You must wear water shoes or sneakers. The water is cold, fast moving and can be to the waist. Bring a towel, walking stick and drinking water.

Registration: Required
Thu 06 Sep
Tiny Tots: “Let’s Discover Nature” Hour- What Lives Under That Log
Thursday, September 6, 2018 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.

Ages 3-5

Thu 20 Sep
Tiny Tots: “Let’s Discover Nature” Hour- Those Wacky Squirrels
Thursday, September 20, 2018 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.

Ages 3-5

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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