Free Things to Do With Kids in January on Long Island

Celebrate creativity at the Heckscher Museum's Draw In! Winterfest. Photo courtesy of the Heckscher Museum of Art
Celebrate creativity at the Heckscher Museum's Draw In! Winterfest. Photo courtesy of the Heckscher Museum of Art

With the holiday season winding down, your family might find itself with free time on its hands. And what better way to spend that time than by doing fun, family-friendly activities that won’t cost you a thing?

To keep your kids and your wallet happy, we’ve come up with a list of our favorite FREE things to do with kids in Janury 2019. Enjoy talent competitions, library activities, mother-daughter bonding timenature discoveries, and more.

And for more things to do that won’t bust your budget, check out our roundup of free indoor play spaces on Long Island, our winter fun guide, and even our list of free and inexpensive kids’ ski programs in the Northeast. Don’t forget our January GoList and events calendar.

Places featured in this article:


Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

Town of Babylon History Museum

West Islip Public Library
Concept Time at the Farmingdale Library
Farmingdale Library - 10:00 AM Pick
Story + Art at LICM
Long Island Children's Museum - 11:30 AM Pick
Star Quest at The Whaling Museum
The Whaling Museum & Eduacation Center - 11:00 AM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides