Activities on Long Island For Nature Lovers in January

Activities on Long Island For Nature Lovers in January

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

'Flight of the Butterflies 3D'
WHEN: Jul. 1 - Jun. 30, daily, 11am and 1pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Follow the monarchs’ perilous journey and join hundreds of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, with breathtaking cinematography from Peter Parks.
WANT TO GO? $6; $5 children, students, and seniors. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

New Year's Day Hike
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 1, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about Long Island winter habitats and end your visit with a guided nature hike.
WANT TO GO? FREE for members; $6 adults; $4 age 65 and older & children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 2. 516-692-6768. CSHFHA.org.

B.A.R.K. Books Are Read To K9s FREE
WHEN: Jan. 2 - 30, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Head to the library and read some stories to a trained therapy dog.
WANT TO GO? 631-941-4080. emmaclark.org.

For the Birds
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 5, 2-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Celebrate National Bird Day by creating your very own winter bird feeder to bring home. 
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors; free children younger than 1 . 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Curators Gallery Talk
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 5, 3pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: The only thing more fun than a show featuring animals is the opportunity to join a guided tour of the exhibition.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 seniors; $4 children ages 4-12; $2 weekend parking fee.. 516-484-9337. nassaumuseum.org.

Raptors of the Night
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 5, 2-4pm
WHERE: The Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn owl about these magnificent nocturnal creatures!
WANT TO GO? $14. 5167640045. cstl.org/event/raptors-of-the-night/.

Trout Birthday Party
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 6, 2-3pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the birth of baby trout with refreshments and birthday cake! Professional staff will be available to answer questions about the new fish.
WANT TO GO? FREE for members; $6; $4 age 65 and older & children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 2. 516-692-6768. cshfha.org.

Tales to Tails FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 4pm
WHERE: Rockville Centre Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre , NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Kids read to specially trained dogs, who act as non-judgmental reading partners
WANT TO GO? 516-766-6257. Rvclibrary.org.

Tater Tot Time FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 10, 6-8pm
WHERE: Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, New York
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Get to know the resident guinea pigs, Tater and Tot, and enjoy a mashed potato bar with plenty of fixings.
WANT TO GO? 631-585-9393. middlecountrypubliclibrary.org.

Conservation Kids: Protecting Predators!
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2-4pm
WHERE: The Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: In this program, we will learn about predator animals and how we can help conserve them!
WANT TO GO? $14. 516-764-0045. cstl.org/event/conservation-kids-protecting-predators/.

Bird Cake FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 24, 4-5pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Help keep the birds well-fed for the winter with this craft.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

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