Calendar

Nov
23
Thu
Museum Closed for the Holiday
Nov 23 all-day
Nov
24
Fri
Southampton Trails Preservation Society Annual Walk-It-Off Hike: Adults & Teens
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hike Leader: Dai Dayton, Southampton Trails Preservation Society

In SoFo’s ongoing effort to encourage people to get outdoors and enjoy the benefits of nature, we are pleased to suggest this year’s Southampton Trials Preservation Society’s day-after-Thanksgiving fast-paced hike designed to shed that Thanksgiving stuffing. While shedding those pounds, take in the amazing views of Round Pond, Long Pond, and Little Long Pond. Meet at the end of Round Pond Lane in Sag Harbor. There is no charge for this hike. Any questions, please call Dai Dayton at 631-745-0689.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Nov
25
Sat
Thanksgiving Open House—”Outer Space, The Next Frontier – It’s Out of this World!”
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

SoFo’s Harbor Seal is ready for take-off at the South Fork Natural History Museum’s Free Family Thanksgiving Open House

South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Free Family Thanksgiving Open House

Cosponsored by the Montauk Observatory

 Outer Space, The Next Frontier – It’s Out of this World!

Join us at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo), 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, New York, on Saturday, November 25, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for SoFo’s free, family Thanksgiving Open House, featuring a full day of information about astronomy and outer space exploration. Learn about binoculars and telescopes, space telescopes, Planet Earth– from our doorstep to outer space-, write a note to a space alien, enjoy crafts, face painting, have a blast with your own special stomp rocket, pose for an astronaut photo-op, visit a small demonstration solar house with its own solar car, and, for a small fee – SoFo members $3 per person, non-members $5 per person –   take in our StarLab planetarium show. The indoor StarLab planetarium shows – lasting about 20 minutes – will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be offered at the following times: 10:30 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 1:10 p.m., 1:50 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:10 p.m.. Advance StarLab reservations are strongly recommended. Please call SoFo at 631 527-9735, at your earliest convenience, to schedule the time you will attend and to indicate the number of people in your group.

SoFo will begin its Holiday Toy Drive on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at SoFo’s Free Family Thanksgiving Open House, “Space: The Next Frontier.” The Drive will run from November 25 to December 20. If you are able to donate to the Drive this year, we are asking for unwrapped new toys and gift cards for teens. The recipient of the Drive is Heart of the Hamptons (HOH).

Dec
2
Sat
Winter Sea Ducks—Birding with Frank: Adults/Teens
Dec 2 @ 7:30 am

Walk Leader: Frank Quevedo, Executive Director, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo)

On this walk, we’ll visit Montauk Point to view a variety of wintering sea ducks. These birds from the Arctic and Canada migrate south to Long Island each winter to forage on the abundance of shellfish and crustaceans that live on the ocean floor. Thousands of scoters as well as eiders, loons, gannets, and, perhaps, razorbills or guillemots may be visible.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Searching for Seals at Cupsogue Beach: Family
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am

Photo Credit: Amanda Boyd / USFWS

Walk Leader: Ashley Federici, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator

With the cold of winter, many northern animal visitors come to the South Shore of Long Island to find food, among them Pinnipeds—or seals. The three most common species of seals that visit Long Island at this time of year are Harbor Seals, Grey Seals, and Harp Seals. Join Ashley on a walk toward the ocean at Cupsogue Beach County Park, where at low tide you can expect to see some of these seals sunning themselves on the distant sandbar. It may be cold and windy, so please bundle up.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Interactive Storytime with Eleni: “The Shortest Day” in Vineyard Field: Family/Children Ages 3-5
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am

Storytime Leader: Eleni Nikolopoulos, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator

Join us on one of the shortest days of the year for a special winter edition of SoFo Stories! We will introduce a brand new, never-before-read story, but we need your help with it! Sadly, we don’t have any pictures for our story and we need you to draw them! We also might need some help deciding what happens in the story. Our story will be about some of our animal friends who live in Vineyard Field and how they are spending their day on the shortest day of the year. Are they preparing to tough out the cold winter ahead? Or have they already left on a vacation to a warmer place? Join us and find out!

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Owls by the Light of the Moon—Annual Foray with Joe Giunta: Adults
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm

Photo Credit: Xylia Serafy

Walk Leader: Joe Giunta, birding instructor for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, trip leader for New York City Audubon & lecturer for many local chapters, & owner of Happy Warblers LLC, a birding & educational travel company

Listen for the whinnying sound of the Eastern Screech Owl or maybe even the seven-noted hoot of the Great Horned Owl on this nighttime owl prowl that marks the beginning of our owls’ courtship season. Joe, an expert birder and a delightful teacher, will present a brief slide show and then take you into the field to call owls in for actual sightings. Bring binoculars and a flashlight. Limited enrollment.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Dec
3
Sun
Full Cold Moon Hike
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm

Photo Credit: Xylia Serafy

Hike Leader: Jean Dodds, Secretary, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

Co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt & the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo)

During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. Sometimes this moon is also called the Long Night Moon as the winter nights lengthen and the moon spends more time above the horizon opposite a low sun. Join us for this leisurely paced one-hour hike in Vineyard Field, the field behind the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo), and afterward, for some convivial conversation and refreshments in the moonshine.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Dec
5
Tue
Next Stop-Mars! Presentation by Paul Stengel at Rogers Memorial Library: Adults & Teens
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm

Photo Credit: B. Scherer

Paul Stengel is Southampton resident, electrical contractor, and retired physics teacher

This presentation is cosponsored by the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) and the Montauk Observatory.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Dec
6
Wed
MUSEUM CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE
Dec 6 all-day