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Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum

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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 31 May
Tinty Tots: Nature Discoveries- Snakes in the Grass!
Thursday, May 31, 2018 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.

Registration: Required
Sat 02 Jun
Slithering Snakes
Saturday, June 2, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Snakes are fascinating creatures - if you can get past the fact that they are not fuzzy and cute (and they have no legs)! Discover the many species we have on Long Island. Recommended for children 7 & up.

Registration: Required
Sun 03 Jun
South Side Wildflower Walk
Sunday, June 3, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

We will meet you on the south side of the preserve for this delightful walk along the Nissequogue River to discover and identify Caleb's native wildflowers.

Registration: Required
Sat 09 Jun
Jr. Fishing Tourney
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

This "Catch & Release Tournament" is sponsored by the "Friends of Caleb Smith State Park". Equipment is limited so if you have equipment, please bring it. You must call and make a reservation before the program. Bait will be supplied.

9:00 – 11:00 am (ages 5 – 8)
1:00 – 3:00 pm (ages 9 -12)

Registration: Required
Sun 10 Jun
Custom Walking Stick Workshop
Sunday, June 10, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Enjoy this unique workshop designing your own walking stick. Sticks, some carving tools, wood burners, suede and decorative material will be provided. If you have your own tools and gloves, please bring them. You are welcome to bring any decorations, doorknobs for the top, artwork to copy, beads, trinkets etc!

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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