Long Island Children's Museum, Garden City

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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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  • So much fun for adults and kids. Interactive. Free parking. I also have been there for an after hours event. Event took place in the theater which had cozy seating and nice small theater. Good venue f...  more »
  • HELPFUL HINTS Upfront: --------------------------------------------------------- 1. Everyone should wear COMFORTABLE CLOTHING to withstand the sand 'beach' play area and the BUBBLES play area, too. Th...  more »
  • Great place for kids and parents to interact while learning something new and building creativity. You have to come to the LICM if you have young children because it's honestly a one of a kind place. ...  more »
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  • a bit expensive but very clean and educational. My kids loved sand and bubble area. I think those are the most popular places of all.
  • I have a two year old. Some of the tables were too high for her to use. The interactive materials were meant for older children (words lit up instead of pictures). Seemed better for children 5 and up. The exhibits were boring and simple -- she was most interested in bubbles, which we can do at home. Compared to the Strong Museum in Rochester (which was the same price), this was half the size, and half the fun.
  • A great place to take kids on a cold, rainy, or super hot day. They always have engaging exhibits, and rotate exhibits frequently enough so that kids don't get bored. Is appropriate for a range of ages and abilities.
  • It received a well-needed spruce up on parts of the second floor. Worth a revisit. Travelling exhibits keep it interesting for the preteens.
  • I Visited the Long Island children museum with my child psychology class and i honestly had a lot of fun and so did the the little kids 🤷🏽‍♀️💕 my favorite part was the bubbles and the music room !! Can't wait to be a teacher of my own so I can share these experiences with others 😊

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