4 Museums on Long Island that are Great for Children

photo from http://www.licm.org/

Museums are a fantastic place for children to not only learn but to be entertained at the same time! Here are four great museums on Long Island that your children are sure to enjoy:

Long Island Children’s Museum
‘Children’ is literally in the name. LICM is a hands-on museum for kids and their parents which operate year round. The activities for kids are plenty, with performances, crafts, play areas and much more!

11 Davis Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Yelp Rating: 4 out of 5 stars based on 29 reviews
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Website: http://www.licm.org/

Nassau County Museum of Art
The museum preserves, enhances and interprets its collections for the people of Long Island, the State of New York and beyond. Nassau County Museum of Art annually presents major rotating exhibitions, many of which are original to the museum and are organized by the museum’s own curatorial staff. The museum provides tours and art related activities for children including Family Sundays and numerous other events, just for children!

1 Museum Drive, Roslyn
516-484-9338

Yelp Rating: 4 out of 5 stars based on 16 reviews
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Website: http://www.nassaumuseum.com/

Railroad Museum of Long Island
What child doesn’t love to play with trains? The museum offers an in depth look at the Long Island Railroad, toy trains and more. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children (5 – 12 years, under 5 are free) and includes a ride on the World’s Fair miniature train and a guided tour of the Riverhead and Greenport sites.

Griffing Avenue at the Tracks, Riverhead
631-727-7920

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Website: http://www.rmli.us/

Children’s Museum of the East End

The museum has over 7,000 square feet of exhibition and program space providing a playful experience. There is a lot to explore including playing with sand puppets, the art studio, sitting down for a read-a-long, learning physics at the mini –golf course and more!

376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
631-537-8250

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Website: http://www.cmee.org/