February GoList: The Best Things to do with Long Island Kids this Month

Fun events and activities for the entire family on Long Island

It might be the shortest month of the year, but there's certainly no shortage of things to do on Long Island with the kids in February. From learning about animals and celebrating the history of video games to enjoying a Valentine's tea and maple sugaring, mom and dad can find plenty of events and activities to keep the kids occupied during the cold weather. So bundle up and enjoy!

And as always, be sure to check out our Long Island Events Calendar, which is constantly being updated with new and exciting activities throughout the month.

The Arcade Age - Garden City
Cradle of Aviation
Throughout February
The Arcade Age explores the short history of video arcade games through exhibitry and game play, just as they were intended to be experienced- in an arcade.

Love Bug Hats - Garden City
Long Island Children's Museum
Tuesdays and Thursdays until Feb. 5
Story fun followed by literature-inspired activities and crafts.

Heart Beats: Family Valentine's Concert - Farmingdale
Amy's Hallmark
February 6, 11am
Mighty Mo Productions celebrates the season of love and the release of a new album: "Heart Beats: Feel Good Songs for Families" with an all-ages singalong featuring 2-time GRAMMY nominee Brady Rymer, NYC pop star Joanie Leeds and Kansas City artist Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove.

Children's Valentine's Day Planting - Westbury
Hicks Nurseries
February 6-7, 11am-4pm
Children are invited to stop by the Main Greenhouse to plant a small houseplant for Valentine's Day.

The Trails Least Traveled - Oakdale
​Connetquot River State Park Preserve
February 6, 1:30pm
This new series will take place the 1st Saturday of each month and will average 3-4 miles.

Junior Zookeeper Workshops - Rockville Centre
The Center for Science Teaching & Learning
February 7, 2-4pm
Kids can learn the basics of animal care, including feeding, cleaning, and of course handling.

Tiny Tots: Let's Discover Nature - Smithtown
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
February 11, 10-11am
Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. Every other Thursday.

Darwin Day Animal Show - Rockville Centre
The Center for Science Teaching & Learning
February 12, 7-8:30pm
Scientists celebrate Darwin Day. n this special presentation, their animals will help us learn about adaptation, evolution, and how all living things are related.

Children's Valentine Tea - Babylon
Babylon Historical & Preservation Society
February 13, 12-2pm
Enjoy a Victorian Valentine's tea.

Snowshoeing - Huntington
​Heckscher State Park
February 13, 10am
Participants will look for tracks and signs of life as they travel the trails.

Fearsome Jaws of Dinosaurs - Smithtown
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
​February 17, 10-11:Discover how fearsome and large these awesome creatures were! Make a craft to take home with you.

Winter Wildlife Safari - Huntington
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
February 27, 10am-12pm
A fun-filled winter safari for a walk through the preserve, searching for wildlife that call Caumsett home. Discover animals in their winter habitats and how they adapt to the coldest time of the year.

Maple Sugaring Demonstrations - East Setaukat
Benner's Farm
February 27, 12-4pm
Members of the Benner family will be stationed around the farm where visitors can stop by to observe and discuss the various stages of the sugaring process, tapping trees and collecting sap.