Outdoor Activities for Kids in Queens in July

Outdoor Activities for Kids in Queens in July

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This July, take the kids outside to explore tons of outdoor activities in Queens for the nature lovers in your family.

Kayaking from Socrates Sculpture Park Beach at Hallets Cove FREE
WHEN: Jul. 1 - 15, Sundays, 1-4pm
WHERE: Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC Boathouse, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A comfortable introduction for families to kayaking during a short trip to the shallow waters of Hallets Cove. No prior boating experience is required.
WANT TO GO? 718-228-9214. licboathouse.org.

Spiders and Ants and Artists, Oh My!
WHEN: Jul. 1 - 3, Sunday and Tuesday, 1-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Come learn about artist Louise Bourgeois and find out why she created larger-than-life sculptures of spiders and an eco-friendly sculpture of an ant to coincide with this week’s  production of Ants.
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Green Teens
WHEN: Jul. 3 - 31, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Explore the worlds of science and nature with the Green Teens this summer in Our Backyard. Each week, dig deeper into the unknown through hands-on learning experiences on alternative energy, water, habitats, and more.
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Listen Up! Storybook Stroll: 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 7, 12pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Open your ears to classic and modern tales as we stroll the gardens and, later, create a unique take home craft.
WANT TO GO? $12; $10 seniors; $7 children ages 7-17; free for children younger than 7. 516-252-3392. oldwestburygardens.org.

Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project
WHEN: Jul. 11 - 25, Wednesdays, 11am
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: By measuring plants, rainfall, and monarch eggs you will be collecting real data that scientists at the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab can analyze. Your data will help them understand butterfly migration and will help conserve this threatened species.
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

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