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Long Island Children's Museum, Garden City

Categories: Children’s Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 150+ 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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  • You cannot bring your kids to a better place to learn - all the while having fun and "playing"! Plus - the opportunity to interact with other children here is tremendous. As a parent/caregiver, you ca...  read more »
  • Everything is hands on. Two floors with lots to do and lots of friendly staff in aprons who are ready to help and chat with you. The Bubble room is a favorite. The Climber is a huge maze that kids cra...  read more »
  • this is a great place to take the kids. especially on a rainy day. they have a lot of interactive things for the kids to do and they learn while dong it. my niece goes a couple of times a month. she l...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Nice idea, but simply not worth the money (at least, for our two year old) The quality of the exhibits felt shoddy and out of date, and we couldn't even access parts of these museum because it was super crowded.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.
  • While I do believe that children have a lot of fun here and there's a lot of interaction, I feel like it's out of date and not that clean... I don't think it's worth the money.
  • This is one excellent, hands on educational kid's museum...a must goto for kids age 5-8 especially...there is a nice younger kids section as well near the entrance. The radio room where you tape your own interview show or radio psa or commercial and the News12 anchor room are especially amazing. Areas to climb a bit as if in pirate rigging and the full body bubble machine were both like wow! At least 2-3 hours min to explore it all! Great on a rainy or cold day...
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