Socially distanced hayrides run all day at Harbes Family Farm. Photo courtesy of the farm
Socially distanced hayrides run all day at Harbes Family Farm. Photo courtesy of the farm

What's Open Now on Long Island For Kids: Museums, Play Spaces, Farms, and More

Long Island is officially in Phase 4 of the state's reopening plan, meaning local arts, entertainment, and recreation activities are once again allowed to open their doors to visitors. Of course, social distancing and mask-wearing are still required for adults and children over the age of 2 (in most places). But isn't donning a kid-friendly mask a small price to pay to enjoy summer on the Island we love?

In addition to the museums, play spaces, and petting zoos who opened their doors in Phase 4, many Long Island pools and spraygrounds are open to local families, our famous beaches have been welcoming guests all summer, and berry picking out east is a safe and delicious activity for families looking to enjoy some outdoor bonding. Or, enjoy a social distancing-friendly drive-in movie from the comfort of your own car—as an added bonus, you can bring your own snacks!

Read on for details on some of our favorite attractions and their reopening plans. Bookmark this page; we'll update it as more spots announce their reopening dates. Coronavirus safety restrictions often mean reservations are required or crowd size is capped, so it's a good practice to call before venturing out to confirm availability.

Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Garden City, NY 11530

Garvies Point Museum & Preserve
50 Barry Drive
Glen Cove, NY 11542

Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901

Montauk Lighthouse
2000 State Route 27
Montauk, NY

Nassau County Firefighters Museum
1 Davis Ave.
Garden City, NY 11530

Oyster Bay Railroad Museum
102 Audrey Ave
Oyster Bay , NY 11771

South Fork Naturakl History Museum
377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton , NY 11932

Vanderbilt Mansion, Museum, Planetarium
180 Little Neck Road
Centerport, NY

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
301 Main St.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery
1660 Route 25A
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Center for Science Teaching & Learning
1 Tanglewood Road
Rockville Center, NY 11570

Benner's Farm
56 Gnarled Hollow Road
E. Setauket, NY 11733

Harbes Family Farm and Vineyard
715 Sound Avenue
Mattituck, NY

Long Island Game Farm
Chapman Boulevard
Manorville, NY 11949

Animal Farm and Petting Zoo
296 Wading River Rd.
Manorville, NY

White Post Animal Farm and Petting Zoo
250 Old Country Road
Melville, NY 11747

A Latte Fun
570 East Jericho Turnpike
South Huntington, NY 11746

Bayville Adventure Park
8 Bayville Avenue
Bayville, NY

Country Fair Entertainment Park
3351 Rte 112
Medford, NY 11763

Once Upon a Treetop
151 Dupont Street
Plainview, NY 11803

Tiki Action Park
1878 Middle Country Rd
Centereach, NY 11720

RPM Raceway
40 Daniel Street
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Bailey Arboretum
Bayville Road and Feeks Lane
Lattingtown, NY

Clark Botanic Garden
193 I.U. Willets Rd.
Albertson, NY 11507

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
Old Westbury, NY

Sagamore Hill
20 Sagamore Hill Rd
Oyster Bay, 11771
Girl Scouts Of Suffolk County Holiday Light Show
Smith Point County Park - 5:00 PM Pick
Riverhead Holiday Light Show
Long Island Sports Park - 5:00 PM Pick
GingerBread Lane
Long Island Children's Museum - 10:00 AM
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