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Great Family Fun On Long Island [5 Activities to Do With Kids]

There are many reasons to visit Long Island – New York City’s Beachfront Backyard from our most notable, the 120-miles of beaches that shape the coastline, to the most distinguishing, rich farmland on the east end that contributes to its award-winning wine country

Historic Long Island sign seen from Gantry State Park in Long Island City Queens New York
Historic Long Island sign seen from Gantry State Park in Long Island City, Queens New York

Long Island is a family-friendly destination offering an array of activities for year-round fun. Dive into learning with educational experiences that teach kids about Long Island’s history, maritime driven past and the importance of the arts. Check out these family-friendly spots for lasting memories during your next family vacation.

Create and play at Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill

Happy children unleashing their creativity while playing with Play Doh
Happy children unleashing their creativity while playing with Play-Doh

Visit the Parrish Art Museum in East Hampton, one of America’s most creative centers. Adults can peruse the collection of over 2,600 works from famed master and contemporary artists while children take part in interactive art classes, build creations, and enjoy film nights.

Artistic legacy at Long Island Children's Museum

Young girl playing with a yellow dinosaur egg
Young girl playing with a yellow dinosaur eggs at Long Island Children’s Museum

Learn and explore at the Long Island Children’s MuseumA rarity, as it housed in a former airplane hangar. Interactive and fun, kids can create and play in the bubble exhibit, learn in the live animal habitat, and explore the 14 interactive exhibits with daily activities.

Journey to a New Era at Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium

The Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium in Centerport on the North Shore of Long Island
The Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium in Centerport on the North Shore of Long Island

The Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium features historic elements, oceanic expeditions along with science and futuristic exhibits. After stopping by the elegant mansion, be sure to catch a show in the Planetarium and on Friday nights stargaze on the rooftop observatory.

Be a spy for a day at the Brewster House

The Brewster House East Setauket New York
The Brewster House East Setauket New York

The Brewster House was built in 1665 and is considered the oldest house in the Town of Brookhaven. During the American Revolution, Joseph Brewster operated the house as a tavern and general store, entertaining British troops inside.  American Patriot Caleb Brewster, a frequent visitor to the house, was a member of George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring during the Revolutionary War. You can experience the Brewster House through the “Become a Spy” and “A Day in the Life of the Colonial Child” educational tours.

Perform circus tricks at i.Fly Trapeze

Happy girl having fun at I.FLY Trapeze in Long Island
Happy girl having fun at I.FLY Trapeze in Long Island

At i.FLY.Trapeze learn how to get your legs on the bar and your hands off and then back flip dismount into the net. Once those basics are conquered learn a series of tricks from these pro-flyers.

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