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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 04 May
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- May Flowers
Thursday, May 4, 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.

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

Registration: Required
Sat 06 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 6, 2017 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Project/Event Description:

-invasive removal
-planting flowers and trees
-clean up streamsAll ages welcome

Register: http://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day

Registration: Required
Sun 14 May
The Trail Less Travelled
Sunday, May 14, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

We will take the red trail, which offers different views in comparison to other trails within the preserve. Wear good walking shoes and bring water. Moderate hike including some small hills.

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

Registration: Required
Thu 18 May
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- The Extraordinary Egg
Thursday, May 18, 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.

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

Registration: Required
Sun 21 May
Nature Quest
Sunday, May 21, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

We've plotted a scavenger hunt course for your family to follow at your own pace. You will be supplied with a clear, detailed map of the fascinating and fun objects on our scavenger list.

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

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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