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Can't-Miss Family Activities on Long Island

Can't-Miss Family Activities on Long Island

Our bucket list of things to do with kids on Long Island.


Enjoy the water at The Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay. Explore the wonders of Oyster Bay with sailing, windsurfing, and marine discovery programs.

Experience nature at the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center in Bridgehampton. Immerse yourself in the beauty and science of the natural world with interactive exhibits.

Visit the Cradle of Aviation Museum and Nunley’s Carousel in Garden City.

nunley's carousel

Explore Long Island’s aviation history with big planes and take a spin on a 100-year-old carousel.

Ride the Fire Island Ferry. Smell the sea breeze, watch the waves, and enjoy the open sky on the way to (and from) lovely Fire Island.

Get wet at Splish Splash in Calverton. All ages can indeed splish and splash at this watery theme park with rides, slides, pools, and more.

Walk through the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport. It’s a planetarium, it’s a mansion, it’s a museum—it’s a fun day for everyone.

Dive into the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead.

fish at long island aquarium

This robust homage to the sea includes sea lions, sharks, alligators, and many, many fish.

Go to the Railroad Museum of Long Island, Riverhead and Greenport. Check out trains at this spot dedicated to Long Island’s rich railroading history.

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Main image: A Blue Angel at the Cradle of Aviation Museum