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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 28 Jul
Tiny Tots: “Nature Discoveries”
Thursday, July 28, 2016 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

July 14 (6/30) Nature's A B Cs
July 28 (7/14) Sun & Fun
Aug. 11 (7/28) I Can't Said the Ant
Aug. 25 (8/11) The Adventure Bag
Sept. 8 (8/25) A Snail's Tale
Sept. 22 (9/8) A Quail's Tale

$4.00 per adult (18+) $3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free unless participating

Sun 31 Jul
Turtle Crossing
Sunday, July 31, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

There are many types of turtles that live on Long Island. We have several that live right here at the park. Through hands on games, discover where they live, what they eat and how they protect themselves. Live animals will be on display.

$4.00 per adult (18+) $3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free unless participating

Registration: Required
Thu 11 Aug
Tiny Tots: “Nature Discoveries”
Thursday, August 11, 2016 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

July 14 (6/30) Nature's A B Cs
July 28 (7/14) Sun & Fun
Aug. 11 (7/28) I Can't Said the Ant
Aug. 25 (8/11) The Adventure Bag
Sept. 8 (8/25) A Snail's Tale
Sept. 22 (9/8) A Quail's Tale

$4.00 per adult (18+) $3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free unless participating

Sun 14 Aug
Walking In the River
Sunday, August 14, 2016 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Meet at the south side booth. We'll take a short walk to enter the upper portion of the Nissequogue River. We will walk down river observing this unique ecosystem. You may wear chest waders, a modest bathing suit or shirt and shorts. You must wear water shoes or sneakers. The water is cold, fast moving and canbe to the waist at times. Bring a walking stick (to help keep your balance), a towel and drinking water. Limited to 10 people

$4.00 per adult (18+) $3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free unless participating

Registration: Required
Thu 25 Aug
Tiny Tots: “Nature Discoveries”
Thursday, August 25, 2016 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

July 14 (6/30) Nature's A B Cs
July 28 (7/14) Sun & Fun
Aug. 11 (7/28) I Can't Said the Ant
Aug. 25 (8/11) The Adventure Bag
Sept. 8 (8/25) A Snail's Tale
Sept. 22 (9/8) A Quail's Tale

$4.00 per adult (18+) $3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free unless participating

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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