Top Educational Activities for Kids in Queens in December

Top Educational Activities for Kids in Queens in December

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

Kids' Discovery Club FREE
WHEN: Sep. 4 - Dec. 18, Tuesdays, 3:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Howard Beach Branch, 92-06 156 Ave., Howard Beach, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Something new every week! Will it be science, art, math? There is always a surprise for kids, and their friends and families.
WANT TO GO? 718-641-7086. queenslibrary.org.

STACKS Program FREE
WHEN: Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, Monday-Friday 4:30pm, except Oct. 8, Nov. 11, and Dec. 25
WHERE: Poppenhusen Library, 121-23 14th Ave., College Point, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Activities include STEM and literacy-based activities that complement the school curriculum.
WANT TO GO? 718-359-1102. queenslibrary.org.

Retold with Tech FREE
WHEN: Oct. 2 - Dec. 18, Tuesdays, 4pm
WHERE: Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Reinterpret your favorite books using tech tools, apps, and programs.
WANT TO GO? 718-721-2462. queenslibrary.org.

Our Senses: An Immersive Experience
WHEN: Nov. 20 - Jan. 6, daily, 10am-5:45pm
WHERE: American Museum of Natural History, 79th Street and Central Park West, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: An interactive exhibit with access to 11 different funhouse-like spaces full of adventures in sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste, and balance.
WANT TO GO? $23; $18 seniors and students; $13 children ages 2-12; free for children younger than 2. 212-769-5100. amnh.org.

Think Tank: Evergreen Experiments
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 1, 1pm
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Children will be challenged to form a hypothesis based on the materials of the day, then draw conclusions based on their experimentations.
WANT TO GO? $24. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.

City of Science, Queens FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 2, 10am-4pm
WHERE: York College, Health and Physical Education Complex, 160-02 Liberty Ave., Jamaica, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The day is jam-packed with demonstrations, exhibits, and hands-on activities. Kids can launch objects 20 feet in the air, walk on water, create an orbiting universe, explore mind-bending challenges and puzzles, and more. New additions for this year include Camouflage Wall where kids can explore how animals use camouflage and use camouflage suits to blend into a leaf-covered wall for memorable photos, the Reversible Mixing Station where kids can “Un-mix” liquids in a demonstration of thermodynamics, and a high-impact Rotation Station where kids can enact dizzying feats of physics while learning about angular momentum.
WANT TO GO? worldsciencefestival.com.

Relationship Repair and Reconnection Workshop
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 3, 7-9pm
WHERE: Paul Schreiber High School Adult Education, 101 Campus Drive, Port Washington, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Aviva Chansky Guttmann, an advanced imago clinician and certified imago relationship therapist, will offer an interactive workshop demonstrating the key components of Imago Therapy.
WANT TO GO? $35. 516-767-5023. avivachanskyguttmann.com .

Starry, Starry Night Pajama Party
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 7, 6:30pm
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Parents can drop off their little ones for an evening of astronomy fun including star gazing with a real telescope, an outer space-themed film with snacks, and a make-and-take galaxy in a bottle.
WANT TO GO? $24. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.

Constellation Celebration
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 7, 6:30pm
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Kids will explore the night sky as they learn to identify astronomic features by following the stars. The evening includes an astral snack, outer space film, and a make-and-take star map with some stardust slime to go.
WANT TO GO? $24. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.

STEM: Binary Code and Binary Bracelets FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 3:30pm
WHERE: Queens Village Library, 94-11 217th St., Queens Village, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn the uses of binary code, such as speaking to space crafts, and make a binary bracelet.
WANT TO GO? 718-776-6800. queenslibrary.org.

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