Nassau
Let's Get Social!


Family Calendar - Search for Kids' Activities in Your Area


My Butterfly

  • May. 07, 2022 through Jun. 12, 2022, Saturdays, 11:30am and 2pm and selects Sundays, 11:30am
  • Long Island Children's Museum
  • 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $9 with $15 museum admission; $7 members; $12 theater only - Advanced Registration Required
  • Visit Website

Shai the elf, a newly-appointed yard elf, tries her best to clean up a human’s butterfly garden. But when she accidentally pulls up a milkweed (it has the word "weed" in its name after all), she becomes responsible for a butterfly egg and its need for a new home! With the help of a feisty fairy, Shai works to protect and nurture her new caterpillar friend through metamorphosis and onto a high-flying happy ending. This new musical comedy is the latest work from award-winning songwriter Lena Pennino-Smith, the same artist behind such LICM favorites as “Happy as Clams: The Musical” and “The Princess Frog.” With a 90 percent decline in monarch butterfly populations over the last 20 years, this musical encourages audiences of all ages to plant beautiful milkweed: everything our local butterflies need to transform from adorable eggs to soaring sensations! Ages 3-10.

Music and Book by Lena Pennino-Smith; Arrangements by Brian Smith; Presented with permission of Songs by Lena, Greenlawn, NY

Other Events at Long Island Children's Museum

About Long Island Children's Museum

11 Davis Avenue

Garden City, NY

516-224-5800


    Long Island Children’s Museum is a hands-on museum for kids and their grown-ups. Long Island Children's Museum invites visitors of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to explore freely, discover their passions, and appreciate the communities and world we share.






    • Standard hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
    • Stroller parking: Yes
    • Stroller check: No
    • Bring food: Yes
    • Buy food: Yes
    • Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
    • Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
    • Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
    • Family bathroom: Yes

    • Enjoy play days at the award-winning Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM), specifically designed to support and nurture your child’s developmental stages. LICM provides families with opportunities to play and learn…together. Visitor Highlights: • Interactive exhibits and programs that stretch minds and bodies • TotSpot gallery, designed specifically for crawlers, cruisers and toddlers • Daily early childhood classes to build confidence as little ones cook, craft and dance • A stage you never outgrow; live theater presented in a relaxed, intimate setting. • Workshops introducing complex themes and timely topics in fun and engaging ways Visitor Resources: • Free parking in two lots surrounding Museum • Museum is fully accessible; assistive devices available • Cafeteria with vended food • Coat Room with lockers
    • Parking: Free
    • Play area: Indoor and Outdoor
    • Party room: Yes

    • Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest