Family Nature Programs

The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy offers nature education programs and seasonal celebrations for families throughout the year. Children of all ages are welcome.

Our unique programs include STEM and STEAM curriculum-based activities, so children are discovering facts and concepts that relate directly to their studies in school while having fun at the Preserve.

Programs take place inside the historic mansions and the Phil Dejana Learning Center & Outdoor Classroom; weather permitting, we also venture out to the Great Lawn, gardens, woods, beach and pond for hands-on learning experiences. Please check the location for specific programs at the Gatehouse when you arrive. Adult supervision is required for all family programs.

Most programs are discounted with a 12-month membership. Join online!

Village Day Fall Festival


  • September 23, 2018
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

September 23 Rain Date: September 30 Celebrated the autumn season with outdoor activities for children of all ages, including a petting zoo; hayrides around the Great Lawn; pony rides overlooking the Long Island Sound; pumpkin painting for budding artists; a Green Grocer market featuring award-winning artisanal cheeses and farm picked vegetables. We’re excited to welcome (more…)

Guided Nature Walks


  • October 14, 2018
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • November 11, 2018
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This monthly series of themed walks explores different aspects of the preserve’s environment, encompassing its unique physical features and wildlife, as well as critical conservation issues and helpful practices to create a healthy, sustainable environment. Our expert guides include Tree Sister Hildur Palsdottir, Port Washington Monarch Alliance Founder David Jakim and guest naturalists who bring (more…)