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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 26 Jan
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Thursday, January 26, 2017 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. Held on Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am

January 26 Spinning In Space
February 9 Slippery Seals
February 23 To Nature With Love
March 9 What's Green?
March 23 Who Gives A Hoot?

Registration: Required
Sun 29 Jan
Extreme Cold Survivors
Sunday, January 29, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Explore some of the fascinating ways that animals survive in extremely cold weather. Through fun experiments and hands-on activities we will find out what life is like for these hearty survivors.

Family Program

$4.00 per person
Children under 3 are free unless participating.

Registration: Required
Thu 09 Feb
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Thursday, February 9, 2017 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. Held on Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am


February 9 Slippery Seals
February 23 To Nature With Love
March 9 What's Green?
March 23 Who Gives A Hoot?

Registration: Required
Sun 12 Feb
Prehistoric Hysteria
Sunday, February 12, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Journey back in time to explore our prehistoric past! What kind of creatures lived then and how do we know that they did? Discover what it is like to be a paleontologist during our fossil hunt and enjoy making your own fossil.

Children's Program

$4.00 per person
Children under 3 are free unless participating.

Registration: Required
Thu 23 Feb
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Thursday, February 23, 2017 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. Held on Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am

February 23 To Nature With Love
March 9 What's Green?
March 23 Who Gives A Hoot?

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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