Enjoy some hands-on, outdoor, springtime exploration at CSTL's family-friendly programming. Photo courtesy of CSTL
Enjoy some hands-on, outdoor, springtime exploration at CSTL's family-friendly programming. Photo courtesy of CSTL

Activities To Get You Out of the House This Weekend on Long Island

Outdoor adventures are calling this week, and Long Island families have their choice of inventive springtime programs to enjoy. Wander the trails by lantern light at Heckscher State Park, explore in broad daylight with Ranger Eric at the Sands Point Preserve, or clean the seashore during National Junior Ranger Day at the Fire Island Lighthouse.

You'll find more seasonal happenings in our roundup of 25 fun things to do this spring, plus our Event Calendar and Spring Fun Guide get constant updates as we learn of new family-friendly happenings.

Of course, summer will be here before you know it, so don't forget to book those summer camps. Slots are going fast for the 2021 season! Learn more about local and virtual summer camps with our upcoming Online Camp Fair. Visit virtual booths and watch live camp demos.

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining appropriate social distancing. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do.

Places featured in this article:


Sands Point Preserve
upcoming events

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
upcoming events

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
upcoming events
(Sat Apr 17, 2021 - Sun Apr 25, 2021) Vanderbilt Museum Golf Classic

Garden of Eve Farm
upcoming events
(Sat Apr 10, 2021 - Sun Apr 25, 2021) Baby Animal Weekends at Garden of Eve

Waterdrinker Farm
upcoming events
(Sat Apr 17, 2021 - Sat May 1, 2021) Tulip Festival at Waterdrinker

upcoming events
(Sat Apr 3, 2021 - Sun May 9, 2021) Butterflies in Babylon

Holtsville Park Ecology Park and Wildlife Center
Story + Art at LICM
Long Island Children's Museum - 11:30 AM Pick
EarthFest
Online - various times Pick
EarthFest Online
American Museum of Natural History Online - various times Pick
Tiny Tots at Center for Science Teaching and Learning
Center For Science Teaching And Learning CSTL - 9:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides