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Long Island Children's Museum, Garden City

(3.9/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
LICM is home to 14 hands-on, interactive exhibit galleries, a 145-seat state-of-the-art theater and three classroom-size learning studios. Indoor and outdoor gallery spaces are interdisciplinary, age-appropriate, and intergenerational, fostering both independent and cooperative exploration, and encouraging concept development and skills building.
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  • Many hands-on exhibits for younger children. For older teens not so much. Someone else mentioned that this is better for children over five and I have to agree. Children between 6 and 11 are the most ...  more »
  • There are many activities for the children that are hands on and the kids do not run out of things to do. The parents can enjoy the activities with the kids in a very safe atmosphere. Great experience...  more »
  • I have to say I was excited to go to this Museum. Price is about 13$ a person. There are two floors. Maybe about two hours and you're done. Not much to do the bus area was closed for a party so no ent...  more »
  • My 15month old Tot loves the bubble room. It's a great get away for little ones to explore. We love the music room, the tot spot (there is a nursing nook in here, i've used it almost everytime), the sand room, they are currently running an exhibit on the different types of homes people around the word live in. You can sit in a ger and learn about the life style of Mangolian's that live in them. There is a cafeteria with snacks for all ages and caregivers/patents. I found out after giving my little guy a snack on his stroller. It's just past tot spot on the right. Nothing more than $5 can be changed in the change machine. We were treated to a free preview of "Goodnight Moon" based on the book by Margaret Wise Brown. My 15 month old sat through 40 min even though it was time to nurse. It was so fun the character's move throughout the theatre and engaged almost every page of the book in their performance bringing there story to life. Alive it was. Great Job!!! We had a blast. He conked out in the car. A little quiet time for mommy on the ride home. This is a wonderful space to play, explore, make friends and learn with your children.
  • This place was utterly filthy. There were small pieces of garbage all over the floor in the baby & toddler play areas. At one point, my ten month old almost had a discarded, dirty band aid in his mouth (luckily we caught him--and although he didn't get it in his mouth, he still touched the old bloody band aid --gross). The bathrooms were autrocious as well, with grime, gook, sticky floors, weird brown "streaks" on the wall, and garbage all over the floor. I felt disgusted having to change my sons diaper here. There were also lot of unattended small children roaming around with no parents to be seen in sight. The manipulatives used for some activities looked old and dirty. Museum staff was sparse and the ones who were around were pretty unenthusiastic. No thank you.
  • Fun, lots of different age appropriate activities (more for older kids though!). Pricey but if you live in Nassau, check your local library for free passes!
  • Nice idea, but simply not worth the money (at least, for our two year old) The quality of the exhibits felt shoddy and out of date, and we couldn't even access parts of these museum because it was super crowded. This would be worth the trip had it been free, but for forty bucks (for a family of three), go to Toys-R-Us and buy an activity center or something; your kid won't know the difference.
  • Fun place for any toddler for a few hours. There's a lot of hands on activities at each of the exhibit. Everyone loves the bubble station. The outdoor water station is also a lot of fun, just remember to bring a change of clothing.