Weekend Events for Kids on Long Island, January 15-17: LEGO competition, life sized puppet theater, animal exhibits and more

THings to do with kids on LI

It's a 3 day weekend, and if you're sticking around, there are plenty of great events happening on the Island to check out with your kids. Check out our picks of the best events happening this weekend:

 
Amazing Animals Exhibit
Friday, January 15-Sunday, January 17, 10am-4pm
Center for Science Teaching and Learning
1 Tanglewood Rd, Rockville Center
 
Long Island is full of great little learning centers and this is no exception. The Center for Science Teaching and Learning is home to a terrific pre-school (Nature Kids), but in case you're not local, you can head down the Rockville Center and check out the entire center for a really great learning experience anytime for all ages. And this weekend, check out the Amazing Animals Exhibit, featuring over 2000 sq. feet of cool, unusual, and loveable animals. Click here for more information and details. 
 
 
Music Institute of Long Island Winter Recital
Saturday, January 16, 1pm
Community Reformed Church
90 Plandome Rd, Manhasset
 
Check out some of Long Island's most talented young musicians perform as soloists at the Music Institute of Long Island presents it's Winter recital. It's a great way to expose your kids to classical music while keeping them interested. The performers are age 4-18! Click here for more information. 
 
 
LEGO League Exhibition
Saturday, January 16-Sunday, January 17, 11AM
Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Ave, Garden City
 
So if you were thinking this was a chance to take your kid to see cool things built from legos, you're only partly correct. This is actually your chance to see a lego-building competition, and then check out cool things built by legos. Stop by the LICM this weekend and check out the first ever First Lego League Competition on Long Island. Yes, Lego building is a sport! Find out more, by clicking here
 
 
Snow Queen, presented by the Hudson Vagabond Puppets
Sunday, January 17, 2pm
Landmark Theater
232 Main Street, Port Washington
 
This isn't your average puppet show. With lifesize puppets and actors working together, the Hudson Vagabond Puppets have developed a reputation for engaging audiences young and small. Check our their performance of Snow White up in Port Washington this weekend at the Landmark Theater, a great independent theater. For more information, click here
 
 
Family Sunday at the Museum: Under the Big Top
Sunday, January 17, 1pm
Nassau County Museum of Art
1 Museum drive, Roslyn Harbor
 
We've posted in the past about NCMA's great Family Sundays-they offer a guided tour of the museum just for families each Sunday and typically also offer family crafts as well. Visit them now and check out "Under the Big Top," an exhibition designed to showcase the art, action, talent, and science of the circus for kids. We're headed there this weekend, just cause it sounds so cool! Visit their website for more information. 

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