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Fri 26 Aug
Mad Scientist’s Lab
Friday, August 26, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

You will conduct several different experiments using household items. You never know what we might Family Program create, split in half, sink and even blow up! We could discuss biology, chemistry, physics, earth science orastronomy. You never know what crazy things are happening in the laboratory!

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

Registration: Required
Sun 28 Aug
Mobile Homes
Sunday, August 28, 2016 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

No RVs please! Can you imagine cramming everything you own into an itty bitty space and carrying that space everywhere you go? That's what many animals have to do to survive. Join us as we pry into the cramped lifestyle of shell dwelling animals. 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 08 Sep
Tiny Tots: “Nature Discoveries”
Thursday, September 8, 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

Sat 10 Sep
I Spy A Dragonfly
Saturday, September 10, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Discover the dragonfly's many beautiful colors, life-cycle and unique behaviors. Dragonflies don't sting and love to eat mosquitoes. Enjoy hands-on activities followed by outdoor capture, observation, and release of these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat.

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

Registration: Required
Thu 22 Sep
Tiny Tots: “Nature Discoveries”
Thursday, September 22, 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

Sat 24 Sep
Camouflage Commandos
Saturday, September 24, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-104

Everyday creatures are engaged in mortal combat. Mother Nature has equipped each side with specific adaptations to help them stay alive. An indoor training session will be followed by an outdoor recon mission as we search for the highly skilled, ever elusive camouflage commandos.

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

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Sep
Nature Quest
Sunday, September 25, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

We have plotted a scavenger hunt for you and your family to follow at your own pace. You will be supplied with a clear, detailed map of the course, a "seeker's list", clipboard and pencil. You will have about 1 ½ hours to hunt for the fascinating and humorous objects on our list.

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