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Fall 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



 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 an Eerie Tale and adjoining attractions are for ages 8 and up.   For the fourth year in a row we will have our Jack O’ Lantern Trail lined with lit up Jack O’ Lanterns of all kinds.


When: Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, 7pm to 9:30pm

Who: Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up

How much:  $15/child, $5/adult


 Tales, Trails, and Treats at Sweetbriar Nature Center

A fun afternoon for kindergarten and pre-school aged children including close encounters with animals, crafts, and a special trick or treat trail complete with animals characters and a story book.  


When: Saturday, October 27, 1pm  to 3:30pm

Who: Children  ages 2 to 6

How much: $10/child


Creatures Of the Night

Join us to meet some of the nocturnal creatures at  Sweetbriar.  Sweetbriar educators will share owls and other creatures of the night and then go on a walk along our woodland and meadow trails to discover some of the cool things that go on in nature when the sun goes down. Of course we will try to call in an owl or two along the way.

When: Friday, November 2

Who: Families with children 7 and up

How much: $10/person (Discounts available for members and scouts)


Yard Sale for Wildlife
Come look for hidden treasures among our stock of household goods, collectibles, antiques, small pieces of furniture and much more.  The money collected helps suport our mission of provding nature education and wildlfie rehabilitation to local residents.  

When: Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4, 10am to 3pm

Where: Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkkamp Drive, Smithtown

How Much: Free, donations appreciated


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