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Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in September

Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in September

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

Blue Star Museums FREE
WHEN: May. 18 - Sep. 2, See hours and locations on website
WHERE: Museums on Long Island, Various locations, Various Museums on Long Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Blast off at a science museum, take a walk through nature, encounter animals at the aquarium, or meet heroes at a historic site, Blue Star Museums can help familes create memories! Museums across the country offer free family admission for active duty military families through Labor Day.
WANT TO GO? https://arts.gov/national-initiatives/blue-star-museums.

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.

Journey Through Time
WHEN: Jul. 14 - Sep. 29, 10am-5pm
WHERE: The Educational and Cultural Center, 97P Main Street, Stony Brook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See how our lives have changed since 1939 because of national, regional, and local events.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 seniors and children younger than 12. 631-689-5888. https://stonybrookvillage.com.

Messy Afternoons
WHEN: Aug. 3 - Sep. 1, Saturdays and Sundays, 3:30-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Get up to your elbows in oobleck, clean mud, and slime for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves.
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Build A Solar Oven
WHEN: Aug. 28 - Sep. 1, 1-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Make s'mores at this camp out.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members and children younger than 1.. 631-331-3277 . longislandexplorium.org.

Huntington Arts Council: “Landscapes: Home and Afar” FREE
WHEN: Aug. 30 - Oct. 12, 8/30 reception 6-8pm; 9:30am-5pm daily
WHERE: Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See art displayed by a diverse group of artists.
WANT TO GO? 631-271-8423. huntingtonarts.org.

Cottage Imagination Station
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 1, 12-4pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This discovery space provides children with an opportunity to build, observe, ponder, and foster their young minds.
WANT TO GO? $12; $10 seniors over 62 and students with valid ID; $7 ages 7-17; free for members and children 6 and younger  . 516-252-3392. oldwestburygardens.org.

Code Your Own Video Game with MakeCode Arcade FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 1, 12-2pm
WHERE: Microsoft Store at Roosevelt Field, 630 Old Country Road, Garden City, New York
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Students use block coding to create a video game with MakeCode Arcade. Ages 8 and older.
WANT TO GO? 516-368-0060. https://microsoft.com/en-us/store/event_registration/?eid=1235648458&locid=95009.

The College Application Process FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 5, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Learn about the college application process from an experienced school guidance counselor. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.

Baby Sign Language FREE
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 6, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Children ages 3 months to 3 years and a caregiver are invited to learn baby sign language.
WANT TO GO? 516-377-6112. merricklibrary.org.

Simulate Collisions in Space FREE
WHEN: Sep. 7 - 8, 1-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Learn how craters form and better understand why the moon's surface looks the way it does.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members and children younger than 1. 631-331-3277 . longislandexplorium.org.

Techie Time FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 7, 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave, Oceanside, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Play and explore with Dash, VR Cubes, and Little Bits. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com.

Countdown to College 2019 FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 8, 3-4pm
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Step-by-step guide of when and what to do throughout high school so you maximize college acceptance odds without stress.
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org.

Camp Know Where: Rule the Arcade FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 8, 12-1pm
WHERE: Microsoft at Walt Whitman Mall, 160 Walt Whitman Road , Suite 1006B, Huntington Station, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: In this camp, attendees will be told that Hawkins is putting in a new arcade, and they will get to be the ones to design the games to fill it. Students will put a “Stranger Things” twist on the games, design their sprites after characters and creatures from the show, and do so through in-world inspired storylines. RSVP online. 
WANT TO GO? 631-760-2340. https://microsoft.com/en-us/store/event_registration/?eid=1553263780&locid=94982.

Common App Essay Writing 2019 FREE
WHEN: Monday, Sep. 9, 7:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: This workshop will provide a systematic and analytical approach to tackling the common application essay questions.
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org.

Full STEAM Ahead: Candy Science FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 12, 6-7pm
WHERE: Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave, Oceanside, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Try some awesome candy experiments. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com.

Can Your Get Our Robots to School?
WHEN: Sep. 14 - 15, 1-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Learn coding skills to design a track that will get the Ozobots to school on time.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members and children younger than 1. 631-331-3277 . longislandexplorium.org.

Little STEAMers: Bubbles FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Sep. 18, 4:30-5:15pm
WHERE: Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave, Oceanside, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Explore bubbles and take home your own bubble wand! Registration required. Ages 3-5.
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com.

Introduction to Robotics FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Sep. 18, 7-8pm
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Children will work in teams to build a motorized crawler. Grades 3-5. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org.

Let's Learn to Sign FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 19, 1-1:45pm
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 for your little one! Birth to 5 years. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.

Build Some Sweet Shapes
WHEN: Sep. 21 - 22, 1-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Play with marshmallow and toothpick shapes, and help figure out if there is relationship among the vertices, faces, and edges of these shapes!
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members and children younger than 1. 631-331-3277 . longislandexplorium.org.

College Aid with Barry Fox FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Sep. 25, 7-9pm
WHERE: North Merrick Public Library, 1691 Meadowbrook Rd, North Merrick, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Barry Fox will share his expertise in obtaining financial aid for your college student.
WANT TO GO? 516-378-7474. https://nmerricklibrary.org/.

Microsoft Store Official MINECON Live Party FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 28, 12-3pm
WHERE: Microsoft at Walt Whitman Mall, 160 Walt Whitman Road , Suite 1006B, Huntington Station, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Celebrate your love for all things blocky and brilliant with an official MINECON Live Party! The fun includes trivia, giveaways, a costume contest, and, of course, plenty of opportunity to play Minecraft itself.
WANT TO GO? 631-760-2340. https://microsoft.com/en-us/store/event_registration/?eid=1455115030&locid=94982.

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