Top Educational Activities for Kids in Queens in February

Top Educational Activities for Kids in Queens in February

Gain serious brain power at these top educational activities for kids in Queens this February.

'Planet Power 3-D'
WHEN: Nov. 12 - Jun. 30, daily, 1-3pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Planet Power 3D explores the history of electricity – from the first spark created by man’s hand to today’s industrial power plants. 
WANT TO GO? $6; $5 children, students, and seniors (with NYSCI admission); $4 members. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

New Traveling Exhibit- Sonic Sensation
WHEN: Jan. 26 - May. 5, Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:  Visitors will experience the sonic world through 14 interactive learning stations to discover key listening skills.
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors; free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

STEM Night: Engineering Night FREE
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 1, 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: A special evening event to learn about the many different career opportunities available in the field of engineering. 
WANT TO GO? 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

Sit & Think (Sudoku)
WHEN: Feb. 1 - Dec. 31, Monday-Saturday, 1-1:15pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Richmond Hill Branch, 118-14 Hillside Ave., , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Try your hand at a Sudoku puzzle for fun or just refresh your math skills.
WANT TO GO? 718-849-7150. queenslibrary.org.

Coding with Matpreneur FREE
WHEN: Feb. 1 - 22, Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Rosedale Branch, 144-20 243 St., Rosedale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This computer programming club aims to help launch the path of future coders and data scientists.
WANT TO GO? 718-528-8490. queenslibrary.org.

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Children's Trivia FREE
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 1, 3-4pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Arverne Branch, 312 Beach 54th St., Arverne, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Test your knowledge during a celebration and commemoration of Black History Month focusing on black migrations.
WANT TO GO? 718-634-4784. queenslibrary.org.

Chess For All FREE
WHEN: Feb. 2 - 26, Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm; Saturdays, 1:45-3:45pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Rosedale Branch, 144-20 243 St., Rosedale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This program is opened to all chess lovers including beginners, intermediates, and advanced players.
WANT TO GO? 718-528-8490. queenslibrary.org.

Free Comic Book Writing Class for Kids FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 2, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library at Briarwood, 85-12 Main St., Briarwood, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Begin to construct your own characters and learn the basics behind crafting a comic book script.
WANT TO GO? 718-658-1680. newtownliterary.org.

Think Tank: Seeing Sound
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 2, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Children will explore their inner scientist with this fun-filled, hands-on experimenting class.
WANT TO GO? $24. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.

Black History Month: Getting to Know Langston Hughes FREE
WHEN: Feb. 4 - 25, Fridays, 4-5pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Langston Hughes Branch, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take inspiration from Langston Hughes's poems to make emoji poetry, a collage, and other designs.
WANT TO GO? 718-651-1100. queenslibrary.org.

Introduction to Web Design FREE
WHEN: Feb. 5 - 26, Tuesdays, 5:30-8pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Build websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Get trained in the basics of web design and development with hands-on practice.
WANT TO GO? 718-990-0778. queenslibrary.org.

Center of Attention FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 10, 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Visitors are invited to engage in a guided conversation about the exhibition Akari: Sculpture by Other Means.
WANT TO GO? 718-204-7088. noguchi.org.

Black History Jeopardy FREE
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 11, 4-5pm
WHERE: Queens Library - South Ozone Park Branch, 128-16 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: There will be questions about black history, famous African Americans, musicians, athletes, and other topics.
WANT TO GO? 718-529-1660. queenslibrary.org.

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations- Recreate Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series Panel FREE
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 11, 4-5pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Ridgewood Branch, 20-12 Madison St., Ridgewood, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about The Migration Series, a 60-panel series portrays the flight of over a million African Americans from the South to the North, and get inspired by it, recreating the panel that you admire the most.
WANT TO GO? 718-821-4770. queenslibrary.org.

Little Cooks: Let's Eggs-periment!
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Experiment with eggs from different animals, try out a healthy egg recipe, and practice egg flipping with a spatula game.
WANT TO GO? $22. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.

Black History Bingo FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2-3pm
WHERE: Queens Library - South Ozone Park Branch, 128-16 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Learn about prominent African Americans while enjoying a game of bingo.
WANT TO GO? 718-529-1660. queenslibrary.org.

Black History Weekend FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 23, 1-4pm
WHERE: The Bowne House Historical Society, 37-01 Bowne St., Flushing, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Listen in on a discussion of many Bowne House residents’ history as Abolitionists and links in the Underground Railroad.
WANT TO GO? free admission, $5 for crafting. 718-359-0528. bownehouse.org.

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