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Spring Weekend Programs and Events 2018

Pre-registration is required for all public programs unless specified.    Scouts and members receive a $2 discount for each person in their family for all weekend programs other than special events like our Spring Festival and Wildlife and Craft Fair.


                                                                    Sweetbriar Nature Center Winter Programs 2018                                                                

                                                                 (Pre-registration required unless otherwise specificied)

Wildlife Yoga on Fridays 

An experienced yoga instructor will be leading an hour of yoga for all levels.  Each week participants will share the room with one of our resident animals and learn a bit about its natural history and folklore.

When: Fridays, 6:30

Who: Adults

How Much: $15/person





Wildlife and Craft Fair

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Come to Sweetbriar’s annual Wildlife and Craft Fair for a day of fun and education   It is also the grand opening of our enclosed Butterfly Garden.  Along with this exciting event musical entertainment, crafts, games, face painting, animal shows, craft vendors and much more will be offered throughout the day.  Food and refreshments available for purchase.  The Adirondack Wildlife Refuge will be coming down with some special guests, including a coyote.

Date: Saturday, June 9, 10am to 4pm

Ages: All welcome

How Much: $10/carload, no registration required


Rainbows in Nature: A Celebration of Summer


Come visit Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown for an afternoon with butterflies including a visit to our enclosed butterfly garden to walk amidst these colorful insects.

Highlighting the event will be local author, Michelle Zimmerman, as

she leads children on magical adventures through story and a full

spectrum of rainbow fun including a butterfly hunt and a rainbow

butterfly craft to take home. 


When: Saturday, June 16, 1-2:30pm, Please arrive before 1pm

Who: Families

How Much: $10/child, $5/adult, discounts available for scouts


Mud Day at Sweetbiar


Come all those people who love to get muddy to celebrate international mud day at Sweetbriar.  We will be playing in water, mud, and other messy things.  Children will being making mud pies, magic mud, princess mud and slime.  Mud day is the perfect Father’s Day experience.

When: Sunday, June 24, 1 to 3pm

Who: Families

How Much: $10/child, discounts available for scouts


  Creatures of the Night 


Visit Sweetbriar to meet some nocturnal animals and embark on a walk into the darkness to enjoy the night and may be call in an owl or two.  Bring a flashlight just in case.

When: Friday, July 27, 8pm to 10pm

Who: Adults Only, Teens welcome

How much: $10 /person, discounts available for scouts

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