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Family-Friendly Indoor And Outdoor Activities on Long Island

Family-Friendly Indoor And Outdoor Activities on Long Island



UPDATED January 2020: Whether it's a trip to the zoo or an amusement park, check out our guide for family-friendly activities on Long Island. See the full list of activities online.

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Amusement Parks & Carousels


SPLISH SPLASH
2549 Splish Splash Drive, Calverton
631-727-3600

Splish Splash is one of the best places to visit in Long Island with kids and is voted one of the Best Water Parks in America by the Travel Channel! With 96 exciting acres of family fun, everywhere you turn you will discover another one of a kind water attraction.

Indoor & Outdoor Play Spaces


@ PLAY AMUSEMENTS
229 NY-110 , Farmingdale
631-815-5355
Email info@playamusement.com

Visit the newly renovated @Play AmusementLong Islands favorite indoor amusement park! Children of all ages can explore 30,000-square-feet of safe, clean, climate-controlled fun. @Play provides your family with arcade games, inflatables, bumper cars, roller coaster, a carousel, disco room, and laser tag! Kids will never get bored as they enjoy going from one activity to the next. @Play is easily accessible from Nassau, Suffolk, and the five boroughs of New York.


BOUNCEU FARMINGDALE
101 Carolyn Blvd., Farmingdale
631-777-JUMP (5867)
Email farmingdale.ny@bounceu.com

BounceU Farmingdale was voted Best of Long Island for Children's Party Place, Camp, and Family Amusement Center. We provide the ideal combination of inflatable structures, clean environment, incredible customer service, and non-stop excitement. We feature giant inflatable toys and a wide variety of activities, including basketball, boxing, obstacle courses, and slides.


KARTS INDOOR AMUSEMENT CENTER
701 Union Parkway, Ronkonkoma
631-737-5278
Email info@karts1.com

Our indoor amusement center is fun for all with indoor go karts racing, bumper cars, Lazer Warz, a Frog Hopper ride, a mirror maze, and the Launch-our lazer maze, roller bowling, and an arcade. Stop in and mention this listing for a free game of Lazer Warz.

Movies & Theater


GATEWAY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER OF SUFFOLK COUNTY (THE)
215 S. Country Road, Bellport
631-286-1133, 631-286-0555, x5000

Since 1950, The Gateway has become Long Island's home for Broadway-quality entertainment. What was once one of the top ten summer theatres-Robert Duvall and Gene Hackman began their careers here-has now expanded to include a five-show summer season of musicals, a summer Children's Theatre series, winter holiday season, plus special events.


PATCHOGUE THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
71 E. Main St., Patchogue
631-207-1313

Patchogue Theatre's Kids Summer Film Series screens family favorite films on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Films are presented in both English and Spanish! To celebrate, our first film, Finding Nemo, is free for everyone and includes a pre-screening party in the lobby one hour before show time with snacks and activities.


STALLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS
100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook

With exciting performances all season long at Staller Center, Stony Brook University’s arts center is a go-to resource for Long Island families. Introduce your children to inspiring dance troupes, a theatrical circus, and music of all kinds. Educational outreach is also part of Staller Center’s mission. The Instrument Petting Zoo, Orchestra to the Orchestra, and Art2Go all encourage a love of the arts. Visit stallercenter.com and stallercenter.com/outreach for more information.

Museums & Planetariums


HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
112 Hofstra University, Hempstead
516-463-5672

Free family fun at the Hofstra University Museum! More than just a museum! Engage! Pick up an Art Quest in the exhibition, Romare Bearden: Storyteller and solve puzzles related to Bearden’s art. Discover! Borrow an activity-filled Let’s Explore Backpack to explore the outdoor sculpture and take home your own artwork. Funding provided by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Enjoy! Become a detective and use The Great Art Caper to solve a mystery about the outdoor sculptures on campus. All activities are for children ages 5-12 with an adult companion.

Travel & Destinations


LONG ISLAND DUCKS
3 Court House Drive, Central Islip
631-940-DUCK (3825)

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and provide affordable family fun and entertainment. Have your kids come out on Sundays to run the bases or join us for a Fireworks Spectacular. The Ducks play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip.

Zoos & Aquariums


COLD SPRING HARBOR FISH HATCHERY & AQUARIUM
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
516-692-6768
Email info@cshfishhatchery.org

Dedicated to educating our visitors about the freshwater ecosystems of New York. We are proud to have the largest living collection of NYS freshwater reptiles, fishes, and amphibians. Visitors can tour our two aquarium buildings and eight outdoor ponds, feed the hungry trout, and try our "Catch and Keep" fishing.


LONG ISLAND AQUARIUM
431 E. Main St., Riverhead
631-208-9200 xH2O (426) or 631-208-9200 x125

Featuring one of the largest all-living coral reef displays, a 120,000-gallon shark tank, year-round sea lion shows, African penguins, touch tanks, and more than 100 exhibits including indoor gardens of the Butterflies, Bugs, and Birds habitat! Try an aquatic adventure like the Shark Dive, Penguin Encounter, or the Pirate Snorkel Adventure (seasonal).


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