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Top Educational Activities for Kids in Queens in April

Top Educational Activities for Kids in Queens in April

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

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.

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.

Bionic Me
WHEN: Feb. 11 - May. 5, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This exhibition explores the imedical and industrial breakthroughs that have enhanced the human experience.
WANT TO GO? $16; $13 children, students, and senior citizens. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

Meditation for Kids FREE
WHEN: Mar. 6 - Apr. 1, First Wednesday of the month, 4-5pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch, 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn the benefits and different forms of meditation. 
WANT TO GO? 718-849-1010. queenslibrary.org.

Sky-High: Building Sculptures
WHEN: Mar. 30 - Apr. 21, select weekends, 10:30-11:45am
WHERE: Noguchi Museum, 32-37 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Learn strategies for engaging your child during museum visits.
WANT TO GO? $10 per family. 718-204-7088. noguchi.org.

LEGO Robotics Club FREE
WHEN: Apr. 6 - 27, Saturdays, 2-3pm
WHERE: Queens Library- McGoldrick branch, 155-06 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Kids and teens will learn how to code control their own robot to walk, talk, drive, grab, and spin.
WANT TO GO? 718-461-1616. queenslibrary.org/branch/McGoldrick.

Little Makers: Recycled Robots
WHEN: Apr. 7 - 14, Sundays, 10:30am-12:15pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Kids transform recycled materials into fun toy robots.
WANT TO GO? $6 per child, plus admission: $16; $13 children, students, and senior citizens. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

Circuits and Currents: Its Electric!
WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 7, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Learn all about electricity and how it powers almost everything then build your very own circuit! 
WANT TO GO? $10. 718-939-0647. queenshistoricalsociety.org.

STEM: Penny Spinners FREE
WHEN: Monday, Apr. 8, 3:30-4pm
WHERE: Queens Library- Queens Village Branch, 94-11 217 St., Queens Village, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Children get to complete a STEM challenge!
WANT TO GO? 718-776-6800. queenslibrary.org/branch/Queens-Village.

S.T.E.A.M! FREE
WHEN: Monday, Apr. 8, 4-5pm
WHERE: Queens Library- Woodhaven Branch, 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Participate in hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
WANT TO GO? 718-849-1010. queenslibrary.org.

Toddler Learning Center FREE
WHEN: Apr. 12 - May. 10, Fridays, 10:30-11:45am
WHERE: Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Parents learn about nutrition, speech development, early literacy, and other parenting topics, while their toddlers play and socialize. 
WANT TO GO? 718-268-7934. queenslibrary.org.

STEAM: Drip, Drip, Drop FREE
WHEN: Apr. 13 - 15, Saturday, 11am-12pm; Monday, 1-2pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Howard Beach Branch, 92-06 156 Ave., Howard Beach, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Explore and learn about the properties of water.
WANT TO GO? 718-641-7086. queenslibrary.org/branch/Howard-Beach.

Tell Me Again: Stories We Share
WHEN: Apr. 14 - 28, select weekends, 10:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Noguchi Museum, 32-37 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Work together or individually to make your own works of art.
WANT TO GO? $10 per family. 718-204-7088. noguchi.org.

TechCraft: DIY Balloon Rocket Cars! FREE
WHEN: Monday, Apr. 15, 4-5pm
WHERE: Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Make your own automaton machine, jet-powered car, or hologram projector.
WANT TO GO? 718-661-1200. queenslibrary.org.

STEM: Fossils FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Apr. 16, 3-4pm
WHERE: Queens Library- Douglaston-Little Neck Branch, 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Hone scientific skills by studying shark teeth and fossils. 
WANT TO GO? 718-225-8414. queenslibrary.org/branch/Douglaston/Little-Neck.

Spies & Spying: A Dangerous Business FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Apr. 16, 3-4pm
WHERE: Queens Library- Maspeth Branch, 69-70 Grand Ave., Maspeth, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Learn about famous spies in history, how spies operate, and how to make secret codes.  
WANT TO GO? 718-639-5228. queenslibrary.org/branch/Maspeth.

Rosedale Spell-A-Thon FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 20, 1-4pm
WHERE: Queens Library- Rosedale Branch, 144-20 243 St., Rosedale, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Children are invited to explore their spelling talents. 
WANT TO GO? 718-528-8490. queenslibrary.org/branch/Rosedale.

Little Makers: Sink and Float
WHEN: Apr. 21 - 28, Sundays, 10:30am-12:15pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Kids can explore buoyancy by testing whether everyday objects sink or float and building creations to test.
WANT TO GO? $6 per child, plus admission: $16; $13 children, students, and senior citizens. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

STEAM Arcade Challenge FREE
WHEN: Apr. 23 - 24, Tuesday and Wednesday, 1-5pm
WHERE: Long Island City Library, 37-44 21 St., Long Island City , NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Spend spring break creating games out of cardboard. 
WANT TO GO? 718-752-3700. queenslibrary.org.

Earthly Creations: Nature and Art
WHEN: Apr. 27 - May. 19, select Saturdays, 10:30-11:45 am
WHERE: Noguchi Museum, 32-37 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Explore art materials and Noguchi Museum galleries as a family. 
WANT TO GO? $10 per family. 718-204-7088. noguchi.org.

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