Activities on Long Island For Nature Lovers in July

Activities on Long Island For Nature Lovers in July

From fun with critters to enjoying the great outdoors, these are the best activities on Long Island for kids who love nature this July.

Squawk! The Amazing Bird Show
WHEN: May. 23 - Sep. 2, Thursday-Sunday, times vary
WHERE: The Long Island Game Farm, 489 Chapman Blvd., Manorville, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Squawk! The Amazing Bird Show has been on America's Got Talent and The Late Show.
WANT TO GO? $14; $16.95 children 3-12; free for children 2 and younger. 631-878-6644. longislandgamefarm.com.

National Geographic Photo Ark by Joel Sartore
WHEN: Jun. 27 - Sep. 8, Thursday-Monday, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This exhibition highlights Sartore's images from zoos, aquariums, and animal rescue centers.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members and children younger than 12. 631-283-0967. southamptonartscenter.org.

Elated Eagles
WHEN: Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Learn all about these majestic birds and make your own flying eagle to take home.
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission; $13 museum admission seniors. 516-224-5800. https://licm.org/calendar/event/elated-eagles/.

Splish Splash, Animal Baths
WHEN: Jul. 5 - 26, select Fridays, 3-3:30pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the Animal Program Educator to observe animal bath time.
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission; $13 museum admission seniors 65 and older. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Citizen Science: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project
WHEN: Jul. 5 - 26, Fridays, 2-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Be a citizen scientist and study monarch butterflies and help real scientists. 
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission; $13 museum admission seniors 65 and older. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Clifford the Giraffe's Birthday!
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 6, 12pm
WHERE: Long Island Game Farm, 489 Chapman Boulevard, Manorville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Clifford the Giraffe's birthday, sing happy birthday, and present him with his favorite "cake."
WANT TO GO? $18.95; $16.95 children 3-12, seniors 62 and older, and military personnel; free for children 2 and younger. 631-878-6644. longislandgamefarm.com.

ZOO JERSEY ANIMALS
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 6, 2pm
WHERE: Heckscher State Park, 1 Heckscher State Pkwy., East Islip, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience wildlife up close and personal with Zoo Jersey Animals.
WANT TO GO? FREE admission; $10 vehicle use fee. 631-581-2100. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=136-25514.0.

Sit. Stay. Read! FREE
WHEN: Friday, Jul. 12, 4-5pm
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Bideawee’s Reading to Dogs program provides a fun, non-judgmental environment where children can improve their literacy skills. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org.

MY REPTILE GUYS
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 14, 2pm
WHERE: Sunken Meadow State Park, 25A and Sunken Meadow Pkwy, Kings Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: My Reptile Guys bring the thrill of a safari to you! Bring your chair or blanket and camera and get ready for an amazing show.
WANT TO GO? $10 vehicle use fee. 888-451-4948. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=37-25518.0.

Your Wild Neighbors FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jul. 18, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: Connetquot Public Library, 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Save the Animal Rescue Foundation will present a talk and live animal introduction to some of the wild and useful animals in your backyard. 
WANT TO GO? 631-567-5079. connetquotlibrary.org.

Bat Walk
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 20, 8-9:30pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Listen and look for bats while a biologist discusses bat ecology and conservation.
WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $12; $10 seniors; $7 ages 7-17; free for members and children 6 and younger. 516-252-3392. oldwestburygardens.org.

Shark Invasion!
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 21, 11am-2pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: It’s Shark Week and the museum is celebrating this apex predator with lots of hands-on activities.
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-387-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Dog Tales FREE
WHEN: Monday, Jul. 22, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Oyster Bay East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Kids get special one-on-one time reading to therapy dogs. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-922-1212. oysterbaylibrary.org.

Calling Young Scientists: Shark Senses
WHEN: Monday, Jul. 22, 1:30pm and 3pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Explore the internal and external anatomy of a dogfish shark through a hands-on dissection!
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission plus $4; $14 museum admission plus $3 for members. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum: Sharks FREE
WHEN: Friday, Jul. 26, 4-5pm
WHERE: Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Celebrate shark week at the library! Look at a real shark jaw and create a shark tooth necklace to take home. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-377-6112. merricklibrary.org.

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