Long Island Children's Museum, Garden City

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  • I took my grandsons there and they had a ball (6 and 8). In a day of computers, tablets and iphones it was a pleasure to let them experience some of the old things and let them just have fun. I enjoye...  more »
  • We just had our son's 5th birthday party there and it was a great time for both kids and adults. The party leaders, Sarah and Clarice, did a fantastic job keeping the kids interested and enthusiastic....  more »
  • We had a great time once again at the LICM. Definately worth the fee to get in. The kids love it and we've gone so many times, I can't count. There are several rooms to occupy the kids. We always leav...  more »
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  • I recommend going to this place for ages 2-12. There is fun things for the younger and older kids. The bubble section really entertains everyone. My favorite is the News room. You get to pretend you are a news reporter. Itโ€™s a blast. The main point is that I really recommend going here. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  • I have been here a number of times with my 3 children. I will say that age 7 is the max age limit for this place. My 3 year-old had a blast but does not like being surrounded by tons of people and having to fight her way through a crowd to participate. My 5 year-old son wanted to run around and go home after about an hour. My 7 year-old was happy to be there because we went with her friends. I do like the fact they change exhibits from time to time. However, most of the exhibits have oversimplified processes and ideas that require higher level thinking skills. The play areas are small and they do not sell food or drinks. After an hour or two the kids get hungry and yes I do pack snacks. Having the old Nunley's carousel next door is great because it breaks up the day. Going in the summer is far better because their outdoor area typically has a water table and play space where adults can sit and enjoy the outdoors. The bathrooms were not very clean. Last but not least, safety is very important to me. They had a tool exhibit where children could work with wooden pieces and use a nail and a hammer. It said ages 5 and up. There were nails on the table, hammers readily accessible , and one person standing there who by no fault of his own could not manage the large number of people. My child was able to grab a nail and a hammer on his own. This exhibit has a lot of potential but also has the potential to cause an immediate medical emergency. You can not leave nails and hammers on a counter in the same space designed for 2 and 3 year-olds 3 feet over trying to do arts and crafts. I paid to get in today but my library does offer free passes for the day that were booked already. For a younger child, this is a nice place to visit for a few hours. However, there is no comparison between here and the Hall of Science. It is local and serves the purpose of being fun and educational for very young children.
  • I've only been here once. For a after hours quiet museum visit for special needs children. I will never ever say enough great things about this night. My two typical kids, 5&12 loved it, as well as my autistic 8 yr old. They used hammers and nails to build something, my daughter played in the sand with sand toys (yes in a museum!!), we loved looking at the bees and loved the percussion room. My autistic son loved that room the most I think.
  • Great place to take little children's for the day. They have all kinds of different activities that kids never gets bored. My daughter loves the sand box and the bubble station and craft stations. She can never get enough!!!Best place to take during winter months!!! Staff are super friendly. They keep the museum very clean!!!!
  • So many things to do. We spent 4 hours here and all of them were fun filled. So many exhibits and stations for the kids. The bug exhibit is really helpful for kids, the climbing maze make me wanna be a kid again, an awesome place to spend the day. Kids are the same price as adults.
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