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Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in March

Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in March

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

Hidden in Sight: Photographing Incarceration
WHEN: Aug. 14 - Mar. 10, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12-4pm
WHERE: Hofstra University Museum, 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: This exhibition features photographs spanning more than 50 years by three artists, highlighting critical issues within the prison system in America.
WANT TO GO? Call for cost. 516-463-5672. hofstra.edu/museum.

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.

Winter Engineer Club
WHEN: Feb. 2 - Mar. 9, Saturdays, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Suffolk County Farm, 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Through hands-on activities using LEGOs and common household items, kids will learn new and exciting skills while completing different engineering challenges each week.
WANT TO GO? $5 per class; $28 per session (6 weeks). 631-852-4610. ccesuffolk.org.

Oh Shift for Teens FREE
WHEN: Feb. 5 - Mar. 19, 7pm
WHERE: Mid Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview , NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: An interactive workshop that helps teens become more confident, build self-awareness, and learn how to take control of their actions.
WANT TO GO? 866-599-8783. tsvf.org.

Afterschool Lego League
WHEN: Feb. 7 - Mar. 21, select Thursdays, 3:45-4:45pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Kids attending this drop-off workshop will put their Lego skills to the test with a new challenge every week.
WANT TO GO? $3 for members; $5 for non-members; $20 8-week series for members; $36 8-week series for non-members. 631-537-8250. cmee.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.

Objects Found FREE
WHEN: Mar. 1 - 23, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main St., Huntington, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See artwork that incorporates salvaged materials.
WANT TO GO? 631-271-8423. huntingtonarts.org.

Lego Night: Robotic Bee
WHEN: Friday, Mar. 1, 6-7pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Work in pairs to learn about gears, motors, sensors, and programming to build a robotic bee.
WANT TO GO? $12; $9 seniors; $6 guests of members; free for students with ID, children younger than 18, and museum members. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Lego Night: Grumpy Bird Launcher
WHEN: Friday, Mar. 1, 7:15-8:15pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Gamers create a robotic Grumpy Bird launcher using Legos.
WANT TO GO? FREE with admission. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Italian Classes for Children
WHEN: Mar. 2 - 23, Saturdays, 10-11am
WHERE: Camp Italia, 223 Stewart Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Learn about Italian language and culture.
WANT TO GO? $27.50 per class. 855-226-7481. campitaliausa.org.

The Wonders of Hydrogen
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 2, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Learn about the uses of hydrogen through hands-on experiments.
WANT TO GO? $9. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

Robotics Class FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 2, 11am-12pm and 12:30-1:30pm
WHERE: Extreme STEAM Science Kids , 450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Attend a robotics class and learn about the Extreme STEAM Science Kids summer camp.
WANT TO GO? 631-499-8580. parkshoredaycamp.com.

Open House FREE
WHEN: Mar. 2 - 3, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Park Shore Country Day Camp, School & Extreme STEAM Science Kids, 450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Visit Park Shore for a private tour and learn about their Day Camp programs and their preschool and kindergarten.
WANT TO GO? 631-499-8580. parkshoredaycamp.com.

Workshop: Be a Botanist- Life Scientist
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 2, 2-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Science Center, 11 W. Main St., Riverhead, New York
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Be a botanist for a day.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members. 631-208-8000. lisciencecenter.org .

Migration Headache—The Dangers Birds Face—Could You Survive the Journey?
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 2, 10:30am
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tunrpike, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: See if you would survive in this interactive migration game.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 children ages 3-12; free for members and children 2 and younger. 631-537-9735. sofo.org.

Bilingual Family Gallery Talk & Art Workshop
WHEN: Sunday, Mar. 3, 2pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a bilingual English/Spanish tour and create projects inspired by the art.
WANT TO GO? $12; $9 seniors; $6 guests of members; free for students with ID, children younger than 18, and museum members. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Children's Program: A Balancing Act FREE
WHEN: Monday, Mar. 4, 4:30pm
WHERE: Levittown Public Library, 1 Bluegrass Lane, Levittown, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn about gravity, speed, and motion as you experiement with pennies and peacock feathers.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-5728. levittownpl.org .

Open House for All Grades FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Mar. 5, 6:30pm
WHERE: The Waldorf School of Garden City, 225 Cambridge Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Learn what a Main Lesson is, tour the school, and understand how the curriculum strengthens students' sense of social responsibility.
WANT TO GO? 516-742-3434. waldorfgarden.org.

STEAM Fun FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Mar. 6, 1-2pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy STEM toys and create an art project. 
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Children's Program: Let's Play Chess with the Long Island Chess Nuts FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Mar. 6, 6-7pm
WHERE: Levittown Public Library, 1 Bluegrass Lane, Levittown, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Play with the Long Island Chess Nuts.
WANT TO GO? 516-731-5728. levittownpl.org .

Are You Smarter than a Librarian? FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Mar. 7, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Play bingo to win prizes.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Green Teens: Women Who Changed Science
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 9, 1pm-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Learn about important women who have changed the field of science. 
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

FREE Preschool Experience FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 9, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Park Shore Country Day Camp & School, 450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Learn firsthand what makes Park Shore the leader in preschool education.
WANT TO GO? 631-499-8580. parkshoredaycamp.com.

The Rinx Preschool Open House FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 9, 10am-2pm
WHERE: The Rinx Preschool Academy, 660 Terry Road, Hauppauge, NY
AGES: 3-5, Adult
WHAT: Learn all about The Rinx Preschool Academy. 
WANT TO GO? 631-232-3222. therinx.com/preschool.

Maker Spotlight: Celebrate Pi Day
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 9, 1:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Maritime Explorium, 101 E. Broadway , Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Celebrate Pi Day with mathemetician Moira Chas.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members and children younger than 1 . 631-331-3277. maritimeexplorium.org.

The Magical Universe of Harry Potter
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 9, 7pm, 8pm, & 9pm
WHERE: Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY
AGES:
WHAT: Come in costume and explore the astronomical references in Harry Potter books. 
WANT TO GO? $18; $16 members. 631-854-5579. vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Sunday Science – Eggs-traordinary Eggs!
WHEN: Sunday, Mar. 10, 2-4pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: You’ll be surprised how much you learn from some simple egg-speriments!
WANT TO GO? $14. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

Let's Play Chess FREE
WHEN: Mar. 10 - 24, select Sundays, 1:30-2:30pm
WHERE: Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Join the Long Island Chess Nuts for a chess workshop.
WANT TO GO? 516-223-6228. baldwinpl.org.

Buckley Country Day School Open House FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Mar. 12, 9am
WHERE: Buckley Country Day School, 2 I. U. Willets Road, Roslyn, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Meet the headmaster, principals, faculty, and students.
WANT TO GO? 516-627-1910. buckleycountryday.com.

Green Vale School Open House FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Mar. 13, 9am
WHERE: The Green Vale School, 250 Valentine's Lane, Old Brookville, NY
AGES: 3-5, 5-8, 13-17, Adult
WHAT: Learn all about a school where academic rigor exists in an atmosphere of joy. 
WANT TO GO? 516-621-2420. greenvaleschool.org.

Are You Smarter than a Librarian? Grades 3 and 4 FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Mar. 14, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Kids will work in teams for brain games, activities, and puzzles. 
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

LuDay Open House FREE
WHEN: Mar. 14 - 14, 9-10am
WHERE: Long Island Lutheran Day School at St. Paul's, 106 Vernon Valley Road, East Northport, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: See all that LuDay has to offer.
WANT TO GO? 631-754-4425. longislandlutheran.org.

Museum Adventures
WHEN: Thursday, Mar. 14, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Experience the hopes and fears of a family preparing for a new life on the Oregon Trail.
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-751-0066. longislandmuseum.org.

SCS Open House FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 16, 10am
WHERE: Smithtown Christian School, 1 Higbie Drive, Smithtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet with administrators and learn why students from more than 40 districts choose SCS.
WANT TO GO? 631-265-3334. learnwithscs.org.

Preschool & Kindergarten Open House FREE
WHEN: Mar. 16 - 30, third and fifth Saturday, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Park Shore Country Day Camp & School, 450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Learn firsthand what makes Park Shore the leader in preschool education.
WANT TO GO? 631-499-8580. parkshoredayschool.com.

Are You Smarter than a Librarian? Grades 4-6 FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Mar. 21, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Test your knowledge of books as you work in teams to complete in this Library Literature Scavenger Hunt.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Science Saturdays Workshop: World Water Day Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 23, 2-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Science Center, 40 Peconic Ave., Suite 30, Riverhead, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: This workshop explores the world of real water quality science.
WANT TO GO? $10 admission; $5 workshop; free for members. 631-208-8000. sciencecenterli.org.

Family Coding FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 23, 1pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Families can learn to code using the library’s coding toys and games.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Real Housewives of Cold Spring Harbor, Whaling Edition: Historic Walking Tour
WHEN: Mar. 23 - 24, 12-1pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Explore female-centric stories of the whaling wives who lived here.
WANT TO GO? $12; $6 members. 631-387-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Super Structures FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Mar. 26, 4-5:15pm
WHERE: Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Families work together to build fun structures using cups, paper, and toothpicks.
WANT TO GO? 516-676-2130. glencovelibrary.org.

Celestial Weekend
WHEN: Mar. 30 - 31, Saturday, 5pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm; Sunday, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the universe in a fascinating digital display.
WANT TO GO? $15; $5 children; $10 members; free for members children. 516-571-7901. sandspointpreserveconservancy.org.

Science Saturdays Workshop: Meteorological Mayhem
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 30, 2-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Science Center, 40 Peconic Ave., Suite 30, Riverhead, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Explore meteorology, including hands-on use of tools used to measure and forecast the weather.
WANT TO GO? $10 admission; $5 workshop; free for members. 631-208-8000. sciencecenterli.org.

STEM Club Saturday
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 30, 1:30pm; 2:30pm; 3:30pm
WHERE: Maritime Explorium, 101 E. Broadway , Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Make a rainstorm in a jar.
WANT TO GO? $5 per person; free for members and children younger than 1 . 631-331-3277. maritimeexplorium.org.

Lets Fly a Kite
WHEN: Sunday, Mar. 31, 2-4pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about the forces of flight and how they affect kites.
WANT TO GO? $9. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

The Language of Trees—Let's Create Poet-Tree
WHEN: Sunday, Mar. 31, 10:30am
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Write some tree poems.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 children ages 3-12; free for members and children 2 and younger. 631-537-9735. sofo.org.

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