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Children's Museums on Long Island, NY

Updated Oct 05 2014 04:20 PM EST with 14 listings
Children's museums are a great place to take children on their day off or on a Sunday. Children's museum will often feature interactive displays and hands on activities.
Children's Museums on Long Island, NY

Children's Museum of the East End

Children museum a magical and intresting fun place for young people. Lots of indoor activities, workshops, performances and special events.
376 Sag Harbor Tpk., Bridgehampton NY 11932 Tel 631-537-8250
Fax: 631-537-2413; Website: cmee.org

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

Established in 1883 by New York State, the hatchery is open year-round, fees are $6 for Adults, $4 ages 3-12 and over 65. Visit trout ponds, which hatch trout for NY State ponds and lakes and aquarium exhibits featuring the largest living collection of New York State freshwater reptiles, fish and amphibians.
1660 Rt. 25A, Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724 PO Box 535, Tel 516-692-6768
Fax: 516-692-6769; E-mail: info@cshfha.org
Website: cshfha.org

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum

A wonderful hands-on museum with family activities, programs and a whale jaw bone that would excite any age child.
301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724 PO Box 25, Tel 631-367-3418
Fax: 631-692-7037; E-mail: info@cshwhalingmuseum.org
Website: cshwhalingmuseum.org

Garvies Point Museum & Preserve

62 acres overlooking the Long Island Sound complete with nature trails. The museum focuses on the geology, archaeology & native heritage. Adults $1, Children $.50. Operated by Nassau County Dept of Recreation & Parks.
50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove NY 11542 Tel 516-571-8010
Website: garviespointmuseum.com

Goudreau Museum of Mathematics in Art and Science

This one-room museum & ancillary classroom space is bursting with puzzles, colorful geometric sculptures & math games. The "Math Museum's" message is that math is fun in the Herricks Community Center, Rm. 202
999 Herricks Rd., New Hyde Park NY 11040-1302 Tel 516-747-0777
Fax: 516-747-7089; E-mail: info@mathmuseum.org
Website: mathmuseum.org

Gregory Museum - Long Island Earth Science Center

Home to the largest mineral collection on LI. Shells, gems, rocks plus the Old Court House Jail & historic exhibits. Suggested donations: Adult: $3, Children: $1.50, Members: free
1 Heitz Pl., Hicksville NY 11801 Tel 516-822-7505
Fax: 516-822-3227; E-mail: gregorymuseum@earthlink.net
Website: gregorymuseum.org

Long Island Children's Museum

This museum is fun for kids of all ages. They have many family-friendly activities throughout the year. Filled with hands-on exhibits. Admission: $8, members & children under 1 are free.
11 Davis Ave., Garden City NY 11599 Tel 516-224-5800
Tel: 516-224-5871; E-mail: info@licm.org
Website: licm.org

Long Island Museum of Science & Technology

How to Visit.
1 Davis Ave., Garden City NY 11530 Tel 516-390-5174
E-mail: bparris@limsat.org; Website: limsat.org

Manhanset Chapel Museum

An 1890 Gothic chapel is from the Manhanset House hotel. It features the exhibit "People of the Dancing Meadow" and hands-on children's activities.
24 North Ferry Rd., Shelter Island NY 11964 Route 114, Tel 631-749-0025
E-mail: sihissoc@optonline.net; Website: shelterislandhistsoc.org

My Jewish Discovery Place Children's Museum

Place where children and adults can learn about Jewish life, history, customs and traditions
74 Hauppage Rd., Commack NY 11725 Tel 631-462-9800
Switchboard: 230

Parish Art Museum

Museum offers workshops, children's art classes, sculpture gardens, concerts, films, lectures, and changing exhibits: featuring expressionism, realism, Impressionism, and much more.
25 Job's Lane, Southampton NY 11968 Tel 631-283-2118
Fax: 631-283-7006; Website: parrishart.org

Science Museum of Long Island

A science education activity center for children & adults. Add'l Info.
1526 North Plandome Rd., Plandome NY 11030 PO Box 908, Tel 516-627-9400
Fax: 516-365-8927; E-mail: smli@compuserve.com
Website: ourworld.compuserve.com

Suffolk County Historical Society

Exhibitions & programs concentrate on the history of Suffolk County & its people. Resources of the museum include research library, archives and education programs.
300 West Main St., Riverhead NY 11901 Tel 631-727-2881
Website: riverheadli.com

Vanderbilt Museum

The 43-acre museum complex counts among its collections not only the Gold Coast-era mansion, a marine museum, natural history habitats, curator's cottage, seaplane hangar, boathouse and numerous other estate features, but also marine and natural history specimens, house furnishings and fine arts, photographs and archives, and an extensive collection of ethnographic objects that make up the former William K. Vanderbilt II estate.
180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport NY 11721 Tel 631-854-5579
Website: vanderbiltmuseum.org