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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
Fri 19 Jul
Firefly Fun
Friday, July 19, 2019 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Enlighten your world by experiencing activities and experiments which will be followed by a firefly expedition onto the lawn to find these wonderful creatures. Please bring an empty, clean, dry container with a top to catch, observe, and release the fireflies.

Registration: Required
Thu 25 Jul
Tiny Tots: “Nature Discoveries”- Pond Explorations
Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5.

Sun 28 Jul
Custom Walking Sticks
Sunday, July 28, 2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Enjoy a unique workshop to design your own walking stick. Walking sticks, carving tools, wood burners and decorating materials will be provided. Feel free to bring anything you may want to incorporate to make your walking stick one-of-a-kind. If you have the time, take our leather tooling class in the afternoon to make your walking stick even more unique.

Registration: Required
Thu 08 Aug
Tiny Tots: “Nature Discoveries”- Desert Heat
Thursday, August 8, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5.

Sat 10 Aug
Cave Encounters
Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Many creatures living in total darkness have developed specialized adaptations. Explore their world through fun hands-on games and activities. (The room will be dark at times.)

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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