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Family Fun: Slitherin' Snakes
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (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 their unique abilities to hunt and survive in the wild.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots: "Nature Discoveries"-Colorful Rainbows
Thursday, April 9, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (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.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k.Ages 3 - 5. Parents and children areencouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

 

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Wearable Art
Friday, April 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Design your own personal ‘nature shirt' using colorful paint, a super cool collection of nature stamps and your own imagination. We will show you how to make the most unique prints for your shirt. Please bring one light colored t-shirt and a large paper bag.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Sensory Walk
Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Let's get outdoors and explore the preserve in a new way. Using our sense of touch, sight, smell and hearing, we will discover all the park has to offer.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Local History Lecture by Kathy Ball
Sunday, April 19, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Historian, Kathy Ball from Smithtown Library will provide an informative andfascinating lecture, sharing her extensive knowledge of our local history.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

 

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots: "Nature Discoveries"-World In A Bottle
Thursday, April 23, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (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.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k.Ages 3 - 5. Parents and children areencouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Fun For Kids: Astronomy Fun!
Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

To celebrate National Astronomy Day (later in the month), we will explore our solar system, then create a solar system of our own.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Fun for Kids: Programs are conducted forelementary age children and older. Ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Family Fun: I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 2, 2015 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Join us for a fun time working together to improve the quality of your state park. We have a wide variety of projects you can choose from. Call for more information. No fee.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 2, 2015 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Join us at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve to celebrate the fourth annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park's system and its needs.

From 10 AM to 2 PM, various volunteer projects around the park will be offered, including planting flowers, trail condition work, etc.

All ages are welcome to participate. Those who are interested should meet at the Main house, and should please bring water and a snack. The park will provide appropriate tools.

Register at: I Love My Park Day

Registration: Required
Adult Fun: Custom Walking Sticks
Sunday, May 3, 2015 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Enjoy a unique workshop to design your very own walking stick.Sticks, carving tools, wood burners and decorative materials willbe provided. (If you have your own tools and gloves feel free tobring them).

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Adult Ed-ventures: All programs areconducted on an adult level. Ages 18 and up.

 

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots: "Nature Discoveries"-Outdoor Expedition
Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (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.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3 - 5. Parents and children areencouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Birding with Naturalist Eric Powers
Saturday, May 9, 2015 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Spend "Migratory Bird Day" with our favorite naturalist and friend searchingfor migrators and Caleb's local feathery residents through forest and wetland

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

 

Registration: Required
Fun For Kids: Jr. Angler Freshwater Fishing Clinic
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover all about fish; where they live and how to catch them. If you have your own freshwater equipment and bait please feelfree to bring it with you. If not, a limited amount of loanerequipment will be available. Sponsored by Trout Unlimited.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Fun for Kids: Programs are conducted forelementary age children and older. Ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 Activities will be held from 9-11am and 1-3pm

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Nature Quest
Sunday, May 17, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

We've plotted a Scavenger Hunt Course for you to follow at yourown pace. You will be supplied with a clear, detailed map of thefascinating and humorous objects on our list!

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult

 

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots: "Nature Discoveries"-The Extraordinary Egg
Thursday, May 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (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.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3 - 5. Parents and children areencouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Slime Time!
Saturday, May 23, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Let's discover the many creatures that produce slime and thereasons why. Then make some slime of your own.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult

 

Registration: Required
Adult Fun: Discovery the Beauty of the South Side
Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

We will take a meandering walk on the south side of the propertywhere the Nissequogue River flows. We will revel in all of nature's splendor.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Adult Ed-ventures: All programs areconducted on an adult level. Ages 18 and up.

 

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Tadpole Expedition
Sunday, May 31, 2015 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Dig into the world of frogs and discover some fun facts withhands-on activities including a pond scoop. We will hop on downto Willow Pond and check out which creatures are visiting ourobservation pools.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots: "Nature Discoveries"-Flower Power
Thursday, June 4, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (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.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k.Ages 3 - 5. Parents and children areencouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Fun For Kids: Jr. Angler Catch & Release Tournament
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

This ‘Catch and Release Tournament' is sponsored by the Friends ofCaleb Smith. We supply the bait. If you have equipment, bring it, ifnot, we have a limited supply. Reservations are required and spaceis limited.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Fun for Kids: Programs are conducted forelementary age children and older. Ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 The event will be held from: 9-11am (Ages 5-8) and 1-3pm (Ages 9-12)

Registration: Required
Fun For Kids: Life In A Shell
Sunday, June 7, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Explore the world of creatures who make and live in the shells youfind on the beach, in rivers and even on land. There will be handsonactivities and games as well as many specimens to observe.Before the end of the program, we will make a craft using shells.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Fun for Kids: Programs are conducted forelementary age children and older. Ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Butterfly Safari
Saturday, June 13, 2015 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover a butterfly's life cycle, metamorphosis and survivaltechniques. We will take an expedition into the fields of Caleb Smithto catch, observe close up and release these beautiful insects.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult

 

Registration: Required
Seining with Jan Porinchak
Sunday, June 14, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Enjoy discovering the wonderful variety of local residents living in and on Willow Pond using a seine net and pool.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

 

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots: "Nature Discoveries"-From Big to Small
Thursday, June 18, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (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.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k.Ages 3 - 5. Parents and children areencouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Registration: Required
Family Fun: X Marks The Spot
Sunday, June 28, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

We have recently discovered information describing a long-lostfamily treasure hidden here at the preserve. Use your treasurehunting skills to solve word puzzles, follow encrypted clues and usea compass. Each step brings you closer to finding the treasure.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
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