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Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in May

Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in May

Kids will gain serious brain power at these top educational activities for families on Long Island this May.

SAT & ACT Practice Exams
WHEN: Jan. 12 - May. 25, Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Sylvan of Huntington, 1160 E. Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Bring your teen to take a practice SAT or ACT exam.
WANT TO GO? $50. 631-424-5600. sylvanlearning.com/huntingtonny.

Usdan Summer Camp For The Arts’ Open House FREE
WHEN: Jan. 13 - May. 19, Sundays, Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 24, April 28, May 19, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts, 185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join an upcoming open house and learn just how special a summer at Usdan can be.
WANT TO GO? 631-643-7900. usdan.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.

Rolling River Day Camp Prospective Family Day FREE
WHEN: Feb. 9 - May. 4, select Saturdays, 12-2pm
WHERE: Rolling River Day Camp, 477 Ocean Ave., East Rockaway, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Children enjoy camp activities including playground time, arts and crafts, gymnastics, Wii games, or sports, while parents focus on obtaining important camp information.
WANT TO GO? 516-593-2267. 2019prospectivefamilydays.eventbrite.com/.

Art Exhibit: May We All Grow Up to be Children
WHEN: Mar. 1 - May. 31, daily; 12-5pm
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See this special exhibit celebrating friendship and childhood wonder.
WANT TO GO? $10 per car; $4 on foot. 516-571-7901. sandspointpreserveconservancy.org.

Open House Thursdays FREE
WHEN: Apr. 4 - Jun. 7, Thursdays, 10am, 2pm, 6pm
WHERE: Lawrence Woodmere Academy, 336 Woodmere Blvd., Woodmere, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Learn more about Lawrence Woodmere Academy.
WANT TO GO? 516-394-1883. lawerncewoodmere.org.

Get with the Program(s): Your Art Doesn’t Speak for Itself. Speaking for Business, Elevator and Investor Pitches
WHEN: Thursday, May. 2, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: This workshop will focus on theatrical voice, diction, and dialect exercises for both listening skills and vocal production.
WANT TO GO? $20 at the door; $15 advance registration; $10 early registration, HAC members, and NYSCA DEC grant applicants. 631-271-8423. huntingtonarts.org.

Teen Driver Safety Program FREE
WHEN: Friday, May. 3, 6-8:30pm
WHERE: Brookhaven's Safety Town, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Participate in an interactive experience exhibiting the dangers of texting or drinking and driving. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 631-363-3770. brookhavenny.gov.

Baby Sign Language FREE
WHEN: Friday, May. 3, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Learn baby sign language.
WANT TO GO? 516-377-6112. merricklibrary.org.

Open House FREE
WHEN: Sunday, May. 5, 1:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Countryside Montessori School, 354 Lakeville Road, Great Neck, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Learn about Countryside Montessori School.
WANT TO GO? 516-466-8422. cmsgn.com.

Tiny Tots– Digging for Dinos!
WHEN: May. 6 - 20, Mondays, 9:30-11am
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Learn about something new- boats, insects, dinosaurs -each week!
WANT TO GO? $8. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

Learn & Play FREE
WHEN: May. 7 - 28, Tuesdays, 10-11am
WHERE: Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:  Professionals informally answer questions while tots play.
WANT TO GO? 516-223-6228. baldwinpl.org.

Mommy & Me Sign Language FREE
WHEN: May. 10 - 31, Fridays, 10:15-10:45am
WHERE: Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert St., Lynbrook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn signing with songs and music.
WANT TO GO? 516-599-8630. lynbrooklibrary.org .

Power for Flowers: Composting
WHEN: Saturday, May. 11, 2-4pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn how to create compost.
WANT TO GO? $16. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

How Small Is Small? FREE
WHEN: Saturday, May. 11, 10:30am
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Learn how to make accurate measurements of the world and accurately estimate the size of objects.
WANT TO GO? 631-537-9735. sofo.org.

Kid Chat
WHEN: Wednesday, May. 15, 10-11am
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Socialize while your children play.
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors 65 and older; free for members and children 1 and younger. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Long Island Farm Life
WHEN: Thursday, May. 16, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Experience a day in the life of a child in the mid-19th century.
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-751-0066. longislandmuseum.org.

Maker Spotlight: Andrew Iancona
WHEN: Saturday, May. 18, Ages 5-8, 1:30pm; Ages 9-12, 3:30pm
WHERE: Long Island Explorium, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Create a unique bot and learn how to make your own chassis and motor.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members and children younger than 1. 631-331-3277 . longislandexplorium.org/maker-spotlight.

Ocean Science Sunday
WHEN: Sunday, May. 19, 12-1pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See blubber and whale oil, dive into a “mock oil cleanup,” decorate a peat pot, and plant a seed.
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-387-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Hands-On: Shark Teeth, Tails, & Tales
WHEN: Sunday, May. 19, 10:30am
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See what you can learn by looking at the shape of shark teeth and tails.
WANT TO GO? $10; $7.50 per child ages 3-12; free for members and children 2 years and younger. 631-537-9735. sofo.org.

STEM: Right or Left Brain FREE
WHEN: Monday, May. 20, 4-5pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Find out which side of the brain you use the most and explore if gender makes a difference.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Kids Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt
WHEN: May. 25 - 27, daily, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Uncover clues and solve riddles during fact finding hunts through Westbury House and gardens.
WANT TO GO? $12; $10 seniors 62 and older and students with valid ID; $7 children 7-17; free for members and children 6 and younger. 516-252-3392. oldwestburygardens.org.

National Maritime Heritage Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, May. 25, 1-3pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore updated exhibits and create a floating boat craft. 
WANT TO GO? $6; $5 children 3-17 and seniors. 631-387-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Science Saturdays Workshop: Under Sea Adventurers
WHEN: Saturday, May. 25, 2-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Science Center, 11 W. Main St., Riverhead, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about the organisms that make the ocean their home and create an edible mini aquarium.
WANT TO GO? $10 admission; $5 workshop; free for members. 631-208-8000. lisciencecenter.org .

Maker Spotlight: GEO Club Construct Your Own Boat
WHEN: Saturday, May. 25, 1:30pm; 2:30pm; 3:30pm
WHERE: Long Island Explorium, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Construct and race a boat made from recycled materials.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members and children younger than 1 . 631-331-3277 . longislandexplorium.org/maker-spotlight/.

Vanderbilt Mansion Living History
WHEN: May. 25 - Sep. 1, see website for dates, 12:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Guides in costume tell visitors stories of the Vanderbilt family and its famous guests.
WANT TO GO? $18; $17 seniors 62 and older and students with ID; $15 children 12 and younger. 631-854-5579. vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Guild Hall Game Night
WHEN: Monday, May. 27, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Guild Hall of East Hampton, 158 Main St., East Hampton, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT:  Play some of the best modern games on the market. 
WANT TO GO? $10; $8 members. 631-324-0806. guildhall.org.

SAT/ACT Workshop FREE
WHEN: Thursday, May. 30, 7-8pm
WHERE: Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Learn proven study skills to optimize standardized test-taking skills.
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130. glencovelibrary.org.

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