Museum Row in Garden City is a one stop shopping for some of Long Island’s finest museums. This is where you will find the Island’s top 3 museums that are terrific for children. It is a great place for families to go when looking for some educational discovery time or just plain old fashioned fun.
LICM – Long Island Children’s museum – A favorite place on Long Island for kids. Arrive early and get the full use of the place before the crowds come – this is even more important if you want to use the Totspot. The totspot is for the younger visitors and is a fully enclosed little town like play space with puzzles, books, slides, and all the imagination you can create. The rest of the museum has fabulous exhibits ranging from bubble making to blocks, to musical instruments to environment and so much more. You can even bring a lunch and refuel in the little cafeteria.
11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
Nassau County Firefighters Museum - The Firefighters Museum is a great place for people of all ages to get ìhands onî experience the interactive galleries and learn about fire safety, what to do in an emergency, and how to take care of a smoke alarm, among other things. You can explore the history of firefighting with the fabulous exhibits of antique and contemporary fire gear. A must see for the future Fire Fighter, and even for those who used to dream of becoming one.
1 Davis Ave., Garden City NY 11530
Main Office: (516) 572-4177
Cradle of Aviation Museum - Two 1932 hangars at the former Mitchel Air Force Base fly you back through LI's aerospace history including spacecraft as well as aircraft! You can explore flight from the early days of kites and ballooning all the way to the race to the moon. There are exhibits for all ages, including the Junior Jet club: “A fun, interactive area designed to let your toddler take-off, blast-off or just enjoy a smooth landing with a variety of activities.” When you have worked up an appetite, enjoy a meal on Mars at the Red Planet Café with Martian cuisine and beautiful landscape.
Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Mitchel Field
Find more must-see museums and hot spots in our Culture Guide.