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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 27 Oct
Evening Lantern Walk
Sunday, October 27, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Take a leisurely walk through the dark meandering trails of Caleb as we discuss some spooky Long Island tales. Your stories and tales are welcome

Registration: Required
Thu 31 Oct
Tiny Tots: “Nature Discoveries”- Bubble, Bubble, Toil & Trouble
Thursday, October 31, 2019 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

Sat 02 Nov
Mad Scientist Lab
Saturday, November 2, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

We will conduct several different science experiments using household items. You never know what we might create, split in half, or even blow up! Crazy things are bound to happen in the laboratory! Recommended for children 7 and up.

Registration: Required
Sun 03 Nov
Let's Take a Walk
Sunday, November 3, 2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

We have two hours. Where would you like to walk? Shall we try something new? Perhaps the orange trail which is the highest area of the park? Majority wins, we walk!

Registration: Required
Thu 14 Nov
Tiny Tots: “Nature Discoveries”- Native American Games
Thursday, November 14, 2019 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

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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