Looking for a great outing for your kids, where they can learn and play for hours and hours!? Then consider a trip to the Long Island Children's Museum, featuring 14 interactive exhibits, a live theater, and much more! Watch our highlights video below from our recent visit, part of our mid winter break "staycation" and read on for more details!
Disclaimer: we received tickets in exchange of promotion, but all thoughts and opinions are our own - this place rocks!!
Some of our favorite exhibits? My 6 year old twins loved Sandy Island, probably could have spent all day there LOL! My 9 year old was really into all the technology-based ones like recording your own radio show, I loved the Bubbles exhibit, though it was hard waiting for a wand to become free, it's SO cool making HUGE bubbles!! One temporary exhibit we all loved was the Age of Dinosaurs, running through May 29, featuring a bunch of animatronic dinos - you can even control the T Rex with a remote!
We also saw the Lyle the Crocodile live show, which is an extra fee ($9 with general admission, $7 for members, and $12 without museum admission), running on select days through March 13. It was cute and we all enjoyed it, but it's recommended for ages 5-11 and I think that's a good suggestion. There were several crying and screaming little ones in there, it's just not geared for the super young ones, and food and beverage aren't permitted in the theater either. My 3 kids LOVED it though!
If you have little ones, there is a big stroller parking area by the climbing structure (which is for ages 5+, over 42"), but you're welcome to keep the stroller with you around the museum. They also have a TotSpot room just for the littlest visitors!
$15 general admission, $14 for seniors, free under 1 year old, $12 group rate.
Or become a member ($85 for 2 people or $160/family), with unlimited visits and other benefits such as free or reduced admission to hundreds of other children's museums and science museums across the country (part of ASTC Travel Passport Program).
Located in the heart of Garden City's "Museum Row", near Nassau County Firefighters Museum, The Cradle of Aviation Museum, The Pan Am Museum, and about 14 miles to Jones Beach if you want to pair with a visit to the ocean! Parking is free and if coming by Long Island Rail Road it's about 2 miles from the Hempstead LIRR station via the n27 bus.
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