62 Eckernkamp Drive

Smithtown, NY 11787

(631) 979-6344




Sweetbriar Nature Center is a private not-for-profit agency 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, Sweetbriar 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.


Nature Center (Private Not For Profit, 501c3, Corporation)


On-Site: Animal viewing, art classes, birthday parties, butterfly vivarium, scout projects, school programs, yoga, summer camp, hiking.
Off-Site: Nature programs at libraries and local VA's.

Front Entrance

Resident barred owl.