EXPLORE • DISCOVER • LEARN • ENGAGESOFO is a family-friendly natural history museum of exploration and discovery for children and adults of all ages. SOFO is highly regarded for its outstanding nature exhibits, its beautiful setting adjacent to the Vineyard Field Preserve and the six-mile trail system of the Long Pond Greenbelt, and its over 250 annual on and off-site educational programs led by the museum’s knowledgeable environmental educators offer direct observation and hands-on experiences relating to the rich natural heritage of the area.
Please join us as we strive to raise environmental awareness by providing the inspiration and tools for all of us to become caring and responsible stewards of our planet.
Museum Closed Until Further Notice
Due to recent developments regarding COVID-19 in Suffolk County and throughout the country, SOFO will be closing the museum beginning today, Saturday March 14th until further notice. All of our outdoor programs and walks will continue as scheduled. The health and safety of our visitors and staff are of utmost importance to us. Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and our website for announcements on upcoming programs and events. All the trails behind the museum will remain accessible from the museum's parking lot.
**UPDATE ON SOFO'S 31st ANNUAL SUMMER GALA BENEFIT**
IN OBSERVATION OF THE SAFETY GUIDELINES AND IN RESPONSE TO GUIDANCE FROM THE CDC AND VARIOUS STATE AND FEDERAL AUTHORITIES REGARDING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, WE AT SOFO HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE OUR 31st SUMMER GALA BENEFIT FOR THE TIME BEING, UNTIL SUCH TIME AS IT BECOMES SAFE AND PRACTICAL TO RESCHEDULE. WE FEEL THIS IS THE RESPONSIBLE THING TO DO DURING THESE TIMES, AS THE WELL-BEING OF OUR EXTENDED SOFO FAMILY, INCLUDING OUR PATRONS AND GUESTS WHO WILL ATTEND OUR GALA, IS ALWAYS FOREMOST IN OUR MINDS. WE ARE HOPING TO HOST OUR BENEFIT ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2020, BUT WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED IN THE UPCOMING WEEKS AS CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGE. STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY, EVERYONE!