Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in November

Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in November

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

Science Saturday Workshop: Optical Illusionists
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Science Center, 40 Peconic Ave, Riverhead, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Experiment with reflections and optical illusions.
WANT TO GO? $10 admission plus $5 workshop fee; free for members. 631-208-8000. https://sciencecenterli.org/.

Messy Afternoons
WHEN: Nov. 2 - 30, Saturdays and Sundays, 3:30-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Get messy while getting artistic during this drop-in program for children ages 18 months-4 years. 
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission; $13 museum admission seniors 65 and older; free for members. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Tiny Tots
WHEN: Nov. 4 - May. 21, select Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30-11am
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Center, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: This weekly event introduces your toddler to a wide variety of science topics, teaching them to think and explore in new ways each day! Ages 18 months to 3 years.
WANT TO GO? $8. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

The Bridges Academy Open House FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 9:30-11:30am
WHERE: The Bridges Academy, 339 Snedecor Aavenue, West Islip, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Learn about their academically enriched programs for toddlers through 8th grade.
WANT TO GO? 631-446-8050. thebridgesacademy.net.

Open House - Upper School Grades 9-12 FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 8:30am
WHERE: Friends Academy, 270 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Learn about Friends Academy and what the school can do for your child.
WANT TO GO? 516-676-0393. fa.org.

Voice Your Vote
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience the voting process as you fill out your ballot to name the museum's new hedgehog and receive your “I Voted” sticker.
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission; $13 museum admission seniors 65 and older; free for members. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Green Vale School Open House FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 9:30am
WHERE: The Green Vale School, 250 Valentine's Lane, Old Brookville, NY
AGES: 3-5, 5-8, 9-12, Adult
WHAT: Learn all about The Green Vale School. 
WANT TO GO? 516-621-2420. https://greenvaleschool.org/admissions/welcome.

Explore Africa with KG Group Entertainment FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7-8pm
WHERE: Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Explore Africa through this interactive event with dance, vocals, and storytelling. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-223-6228. baldwinpl.org.

Dinosaurs FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 4pm
WHERE: Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Road , Franklin Square, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Think you know more about dinosaurs than Mad Science? Find out! Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-488-3444. franklinsquarepl.org.

Learning to Launch Workshop for Parents and Kids
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Child Behavior Consulting, LLC, 10 Janet Court, Nesconset, NY
AGES: 5-12, Adult
WHAT: A workshop where children and parents practice self-talk, mindfulness, and teamwork to help your child launch through challenges!
WANT TO GO? $25 for 1 parent and 1 child; $10 each additional person.. 631-617-1958. childbehaviorconsulting.com.

Friends Academy Open House - Lower School Age 3-Grade 5 FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 7, 8:30am
WHERE: Friends Academy, 270 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley, NY
AGES: 3-5, 5-8, 9-12, Adult
WHAT: Learn about Friends Academy.
WANT TO GO? 516-676-0393. fa.org.

Chemistry FREE
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 8, 4:30pm
WHERE: Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Road , Franklin Square, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Do chemistry experiments with science teacher Johnda Ferrari. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-488-3444. franklinsquarepl.org.

Science Saturday Workshop: Molecular Gastronomy
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Science Center, 40 Peconic Ave, Riverhead, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Participants perform hands-on experiments that explore the molecular nature of matter and experiment with ice cream!
WANT TO GO? $10 admission plus $5 workshop fee; free for members. 631-208-8000. https://sciencecenterli.org/.

Open House FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 9, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Trinity Lutheran School, 40 W. Nicholat St, Hicksville, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Learn how Trinity Lutheran School prepare their students for Middle School, High School and BEYOND.
WANT TO GO? 516-931-2211. Trinityli.org.

Veterans Day Salute
WHEN: Nov. 9 - 11, 12-4pm
WHERE: Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Commemorate Veterans Day and learn about the participation of the Vanderbilt family in military history from the War of 1812 through World War II.
WANT TO GO? $8; $7 seniors 62 and older and students with ID; $5 children 3-12; free for children 2 and younger; additional fees for tours and planetarium show . 631-854-5579. vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Hour of Code Minecraft FREE
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 11, 2-4pm
WHERE: Microsoft Store - Roosevelt Field, 630 Old Country Road Space #1140A, Main Level near Bloomingdale's and across from Helzberg Diamonds, Garden City, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Using the power of code, students ages 8 and older will explore aquatic worlds and uncover hidden treasure with the new Minecraft Voyage Aquatic tutorial.
WANT TO GO? 516-368-0060. https://microsoft.com/en-us/store/event_registration/?eid=1068774424&locid=95009.

Friends Academy Open House - Middle School Grades 6-8 FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 8:30am
WHERE: Friends Academy, 270 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley, NY
AGES: 9-12, Adult
WHAT: Learn all about Friends Academy.
WANT TO GO? 516-676-0393. fa.org.

Future Scientist Workshop: Junior Dino Detectives
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Science Center, 40 Peconic Ave, Riverhead, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn about dinosaurs and make a fossil project to take home! 
WANT TO GO? $10 admission plus $5 workshop fee; free for members. 631-208-8000. https://sciencecenterli.org/.

Learning to Launch Workshop for Parents and Kids
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Child Behavior Consulting, 10 Janet Court, Nesconset, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: During this child and parent workshop, you and your child will engage in fun activities practicing how to listen to one another. 
WANT TO GO? $25 for 1 parent and 1 child; $10 each additional person.. 631-617-1958. childbehaviorconsulting.com.

Kid Chat
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 10-11am
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Join in guided conversation where mothers and other caregivers can have open dialogue and socialize with one another as their child plays in the TotSpot area.
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission; $13 museum admission seniors 65 and older; free for members. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Long Island Author Series: Revolutionary Friends
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 14, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway, Lawrence, Lawrence, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Young fans of the smash Broadway hit “Hamilton” will enjoy this narrative nonfiction picture book story about the important friendship between George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette during the Revolutionary War. 
WANT TO GO? $10; $8 seniors and students; free for members. 516-239-1157. friendsofrockhall.org.

Open House FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 16, 11am-1pm
WHERE: East Woods School, 31 Yellow Cote Road, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: See the possibilities for your child's future at the East Woods School Open House. 
WANT TO GO? 516-922-4400. https://eastwoods.org/.

Science Saturday Workshop: Jump into Genetics
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Science Center, 40 Peconic Ave, Riverhead, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn how to read labels and make healthy choices for healthy bodies.
WANT TO GO? $10 admission plus $5 workshop fee; free for members. 631-208-8000. https://sciencecenterli.org/.

Follow the Stars Workshop
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 17, 1-2pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Get ready for the Leonid Meteor shower, enjoy a “starry” scavenger hunt through the museum, and design a glittering galaxy jar to take home.
WANT TO GO? $12; $6 members. 631-367-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Buckley Country Day School Open House FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 9am
WHERE: Buckley Country Day School, 2 I. U. Willets Road, Roslyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn all about Buckley Country Day School at this Open House. 
WANT TO GO? 516-627-1910. https://buckleycountryday.com/.

Rethinking Thanksgiving with Perry Ground FREE
WHEN: Nov. 21 - 23, daily, 1:30-3:00pm
WHERE: Indian Island County Park, County Rd 105, Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: An engaging and informative workshop and storytelling session about the history of this very misunderstood holiday.
WANT TO GO? 631-852-8629. ccesuffolk.org.

Let's Learn to Sign FREE
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 22, 10-10:45am
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Sign language is a great way to jumpstart communication, reduce frustration, and develop literacy skills. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.

Camp Know Where: Rule the Arcade FREE
WHEN: Nov. 23 - 30, Saturdays, 12-2pm
WHERE: Microsoft Store - Roosevelt Field, 630 Old Country Road Space #1140A, Main Level near Bloomingdale's and across from Helzberg Diamonds, Garden City, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Create a game in this Stranger Things-themed workshop. RSVP online.  
WANT TO GO? 516-368-0060. https://microsoft.com/en-us/store/event_registration/?eid=1692744553&locid=95009.

Giving Thanks- Basic Children's Etiquette Class
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 23, 12pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn the essentials of being a considerate guest, including warm greetings, how to set the table, and more. For ages 6 and older. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $15 includes admission for 1 adult; $12 member child. 516-252-3392. oldwestburygardens.org.

When Whales Walked
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 24, 11am-5pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See fossils in the museum's new displays exploring whale bones in celebration of Evolution Day.
WANT TO GO? $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children 4-18; free for members and active military with ID. 631-367-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Gobble Gobble Turkey FREE
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 25, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Join A Time for Kids, Inc. to play, learn and grow in this preschool readiness program! Ages 2-5. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

Science Saturday Workshop: Be a Microbiologist
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 30, 2-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Science Center, 40 Peconic Ave, Riverhead, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Follow the path of germs in your classroom using Glogerm and black lights.
WANT TO GO? $10 admission plus $5 workshop fee; free for members. 631-208-8000. https://sciencecenterli.org/.

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