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Our Mission Statement

Sweetbriar Nature Center ECSS: Sweetbriar Nature Center is a private not-for-profit, 501c3, corporation which exists to provide natural science education services for Long Island residents of all ages and to engage in native wildlife rehabilitation services. Through education and examples, ECSS encourages responsible decision making, appreciation, and respect for the unique wildlife and ecosystems found on Long Island.

Sweetbriar Nature Center is situated on 54 acres of varied garden, woodland, field and wetland habitats on the Nissequogue River. Hundreds of species of plants and animals make homes here.

 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY11787, 631-979-6344, Fax# 631-979-9233,

Nature Center Open 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Daily

Nature Preserve Open 9:00 AM  – 4:30 PM Daily

                                           Outdoor Enclosed Butterfly Vivarium: Open 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Daily                                             (Second week of June through September, weather dependent)


Go to the link below to find out  more about our corporate sponsors.  Please visit their websites and get to know our supporters.

   Thank you to all our Wonderful Corporate Sponsors


Sweetbriar Nature Center is now a client of Investors Bank and the Care2Share Affinity Program.
Every one who opens an account with the bank helps support Sweetbriar.  Go to the link below to start the ball rolling.


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Sweetbriar Nature Center In Smithtown Presents Holiday Discovery Days

Sweetbriar’s experienced educators help open up the wonders of the natural world for children, through hands-on activities, live animals, crafts, and much more.  Themes Wednesday through Friday and New Year’s Day, Dino Day, Bird Brains, Sweetbriar’s Lost Kingdom and  New Year’s Wildlife Party FEBRUARY AND APRIL DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON When: Wednesday, …

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Fall Yard Sale for Wildlife: Donations Being Accepted

Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown is holding a yard sale, Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4 from 10am to 3pm to raise funds to support our mission of providing nature education and wildlife rehabilitation to local residents. 


We are looking for donations of quality antiques, collectibles, knick-knacks, memorabilia and other items under 40 …

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Halloween Events Right Around the Corner

Sweetbriar’s Halloween Spooktacular

Come to Sweetbriar Nature Center all ghoulies, and ghosties, and other Halloween creepies for an evening of fun and excitement.   Enjoy Eerie Animal Presentations, the Ghostly Garden, Creepy Crafts, Scary Stories, a Night Walk, and snacks & refreshments.   Special outdoor trails have been created for different age groups.   The Enchanted Woodland Trail is for ages 4 to 8 and The Trail To …

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2018 Fall Birdseed Sale

The fall bird seed sale is coming!!!  Dates to order and pick up to be announced. To order seed click on the link below the blue jay and print out and send in the form.

 Fall Bird Seed Order Form

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Wildlife Yoga every Friday at Sweetbriar



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Help out Sweetbriar by Buying on AmazonSmile

Support Sweetbriar when you buy on Amazon by going through AmazonSmile.  We are listed as the Environmental Centers of Setauket Smithtown.




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Calling all Businesses and Individuals: Sponsor an Event or a Camper

Being a small not for profit we are always looking for monetary donations to help the center in general or support a major event.   In exchange we can give your business greater exposure.   If you are looking to warm your heart, businesses can support disadvantaged children.  Your donation can help a child enjoy …

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Awesome Art Classes for KIds and Adults Coming This Fall

.Fall classes for kids are continuing on Saturdays, starting November 10.  We will be adding some individual events for both children and adults later in the fall…  To be announced.


For more information e-mail Meagan at or call Sweetbriar and ask for Eric, 631-979-6344, ext. 302



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