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Long Island Children's Museum

11 Davis Ave. off Charles Lindbergh Boulevard Garden City, NY 516-224-5800

The exterior of the Long Island Children's Museum,

(Credit: Kirsten Luce, 2009)

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Type: Kids, Museum, Children's Price: 2014: $12 adults and children, $11 seniors, free children younger than 1; (additional fees for theater and special programming may apply). Our Backyard is free with museum admission. Description:

The first and largest museum for kids on the Island - the other is the Children's Museum of the East End - LICM is a hands-on play and learning center designed to stimulate a child's natural curiosity. It also offers concerts, theater and themed workshops that give kids something to take home. Party themes use the museum's popular exhibits and program features.

Our Backyard, an outdoor classroom, is a garden exhibit geared for kids to explore nature. They can discover how to tell time by the sun, measure rainfall, learn about herbs and make bird feeders or sun catchers. A water play area, a giant tire and sand area is also included.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily July and August;; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. and most school holidays September-June; open to groups by appointment. Our Backyard: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily May through October, weather permitting.

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