Butterfly and Bird Festival
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Butterfly and Bird Festival

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, and craft vendors. Food and refreshments available for purchase.

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Yard Sale for Wildlife
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Yard Sale for Wildlife

Saturday, May 18, & Sunday, May 19

10am to 3pm

 

Sweetbriar Nature Center is holding a yard sale to support its mission of nature education and wildlife rehabilitation. Items include some furniture, household goods, collectibles, antiques, paintings, DVDs, animal cages, aquariums and more.  Our volunteer gardeners will be having a plant sale also.

 

Sweetbriar is located at 62 Eckernkamp Drive in Smithtown, 11787

 

PLEASE NO EARLY BIRDS!

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Yard Sale for Wildlife
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Yard Sale for Wildlife

Saturday, May 18, & Sunday, May 19

10am to 3pm

 

Sweetbriar Nature Center is holding a yard sale to support its mission of nature education and wildlife rehabilitation. Items include some furniture, household goods, collectibles, antiques, paintings, DVDs, animal cages, aquariums and more.  Our volunteer gardeners will be having a plant sale also.

 

Sweetbriar is located at 62 Eckernkamp Drive in Smithtown, 11787

 

PLEASE NO EARLY BIRDS!

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Creatures of the Night-Canceled
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Creatures of the Night-Canceled

Due to the weather we are going to reschedule this event for late May. Please check Facebook and this website for more details.

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, April 26, 7pm to 9:30pm

Who: Families with children 7 and up

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

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Spring Fair and Egg Hunt
Apr
20
12:00 PM12:00

Spring Fair and Egg Hunt

RAIN OR SHINE

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Age: 2+

Price: $15/child, $5/adult


Join us at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown for a day filled with events, fun, and a lot of wonderful animals.

We have egg hunts throughout the day with prizes, as well as a separate egg hunt for 2-4 year olds to do with their parents . We will also have games, live animal presentations, crafts, face painting and more! A special long earned guest will be available for photo opportunities. Food, refreshments and Easter plants will be available for additional purchase.

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Earth Day Every Day
Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Earth Day Every Day

Come visit our center to learn about some local animals, make a green craft and learn ways to celebrate the Earth not just today but every day!

Celebrate the wonders of the natural world and living things that share the planet with us.   Children will meet resident animals, enjoy the natural world through their senses, and go on a scavenger hunt to find out some of the things they can do to help the natural world.   Come away with a craft to help reduce your impact on the Earth.

Who: Families

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

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Wildlife Yoga
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Wildlife Yoga

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.

The class is held in our historical house, barn or outdoors. Please call to check where class is being held and RSVP for the class.

Who: Teens and Adults

Cost: $15

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Wildlife Yoga
Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

Wildlife Yoga

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.

The class is held in our historical house, barn or outdoors. Please call to check where class is being held and RSVP for the class.

Who: Teens and Adults

Cost: $15

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Wildlife Yoga
Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

Wildlife Yoga

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.

The class is held in our historical house, barn or outdoors. Please call to check where class is being held and RSVP for the class.

Who: Teens and Adults

Cost: $15

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Wildlife Yoga
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

Wildlife Yoga

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.

The class is held in our historical house, barn or outdoors. Please call to check where class is being held and RSVP for the class.

Who: Teens and Adults

Cost: $15

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Ssssensational Ssssnakes
Mar
10
1:30 PM13:30

Ssssensational Ssssnakes

Slither on over to Sweetbriar to see a selection of several ssssensational serpents.  Participants will meet several snakes and learn about their unique adaptation through games and other participatory activities. Create a cool snake craft to take home.

When: Sunday, March 10,  1pm

Who: Families

How Much: $10/child, $5/adult, $2 discount for scouts



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Sweetbriar Summer Program and Art Center Open House
Mar
2
12:00 PM12:00

Sweetbriar Summer Program and Art Center Open House

Sweetbriar will offer children and parents an opportunity to tour the facility including visiting our rain forest room and woodland exhibits, learning more about our summer programs, and meeting some of our resident animals.  The Program Director will be available to answer any questions. Refreshments will be available. 

Who: Families with children 3 to 17

How much: Free

No pre-registration required

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Wildlife Yoga
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

Wildlife Yoga

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.

The class is held in our historical house, barn or outdoors. Please call to check where class is being held and RSVP for the class.

Who: Teens and Adults

Cost: $15

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Sweetbriar Bird Seed Sale
Feb
19
to Mar 8

Sweetbriar Bird Seed Sale

Warmer weather will soon be upon us and the birds are coming back from migration hungry! So please order your bird seed with us and share with a friend. If you don't need any we will gladly welcome any bird seed donations. 

Ordering from us not only helps with our animal care costs, the seed we order is always ordered fresh.

You can email, print or send in this form. Payment can be made by check, credit card or through PayPal. If you place an order through PayPal please email the form to Swbriarncli@aol.com and on your PayPal payment write birdseed order and your name in the memo.

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Winter Discovery Days for ages 5 to 11
Feb
18
to Feb 22

Winter Discovery Days for ages 5 to 11

Once again Sweetbriar Nature Center will be offering daily natural science programs over the school breaks elementary school children..   Each day will be a different natural science theme.  Each day is chock-filled with fun hands-on activities, interaction with our residents, non-releasable wildlife, crafts, games, and much more.   Parents can register their child/children for one day, two days, three days, four days, or the entire week.   

Themes from Monday to Friday are

Monday: How To Train Your Bearded Dragon (reptiles, amphibians and more)

Tuesday: Even Animals Bundle Up (Winter animals and how they survive)

Wednesday: Frozen: Not the Musical (Winter Adventures)

Thursday: Tropical Vacations (Migrating Animals)

Friday: Penguins, Polar Bears and Pikas (Tundra Animals)

When: February 18 – 22, 9am to 3pm daily, after care available until 5pm for an additional charge

Who: Children ages 5 to 11

How Much: $75/day for members, $325/week for members,  $85/day, $375/week for non-members 

Early bird discount until February 1

 

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Falling In Love With Wildlife
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Falling In Love With Wildlife

Join Sweetbriar staff and volunteers for an afternoon of close encounters with wildlife.   Meet some of Sweetbriar’s cute and loveable animals, play an animal matching game in honor  of Valentine’s Day,  and create a craft to remember the day.   There will be many photo opportunities.

Who: Families

How Much: $10/child and $5 for adults, $2 discount for scouts

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Searching for Sweetbriar Sam - A Groundhog adventure
Feb
3
1:00 PM13:00

Searching for Sweetbriar Sam - A Groundhog adventure

Come find out if Sweetbriar Sam is planning to hibernate for another 6 weeks or predict an early spring.   We will have a fun scavenger hunt to learn some facts about groundhogs, play with shadows, and meet some other animal hibernators and others with different solutions for cold weather.  Make a fun groundhog craft to take home.

Who: Families

How Much: $10/child and $5 for adults, $2 discount for scouts

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