Spring break fun for kids on Long Island

Nanette Krockta, left, Marielle Krockta, 2, and Juliette

(Credit: Ed Betz)

School's out for most kids -- at least for the week of April 14, which means parents have five days of planning on their hands.

Below is a day-by-day list of the top events across Long Island for spring break, plus the best places to take the kids to play.

-- Compiled by Jennifer Berger

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    Constructing Contraptions Maritime Explorium | Port Jefferson
    Daily: 1-5 p.m.Through Sat. 4/19. Build your own catapult and test for distance and accuracy. Make a seed ball using ...

  • Children's Poetry Corner: Make and Take a Poem Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center | Huntington Station
    Weekly: Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Mon. 1-4 p.m.; Tue. 1-4 p.m.; Wed. 1-4... Families are invited to visit the home of Walt Whitman to "make and take a ...

  • Lets Plant Spring Long Island Science Center | Riverhead
    Daily: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Through Sat. 4/19. Visit during spring break to learn about what's growing this spring, Participate in activities and ...

  • Family and Friends Fun Lakeview Library | Rockville Centre
    Wed. 4/16 Noon-2 p.m.; Thu. 4/17 Noon-2 p.m.; Fri. 4/18 Noon-2 p.m.
    Come to the library and sample crafts, games, and other library programs, register ...

  • Spring Discovery Days Sweetbriar Nature Center | Smithtown
    Daily: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Through Fri. 4/18. Children learn about the wonders of the natural world through hands-on activities, live animals and ...

  • Dora the Explorer Live: Dora's Pirate Adventure Bellmore Movies | Bellmore
    Wed. 4/16 11 a.m.-Noon; Thu. 4/17 11 a.m.-Noon; Fri. 4/18 11 a.m.-Noon;... Dora, her best buddy Boots the Monkey, and the rest of their friends embark on ...

  • Nature Discoveries

    School's Out! Spring Camp Center for Science Teaching and Learning | Rockville Centre
    Wed. 4/16 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thu. 4/17 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri. 4/18 9 a.m.-4... Join in for days of hands-on science and nature activities. There will be dinosaurs, live ...

  • General Writing and Research Workshop John Jermain Library | Sag Harbor
    Weekly: Mon. 6-7 p.m.Through Mon. 5/26. Journalist Oliver Peterson will be on hand to help with English homework and research projects, ...

  • Bethpage Federal Credit explorer family backpacks Hofstra University Museum: David Filderman Gallery | Hempstead
    Daily: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Through Sun. 12/21. Excluded dates: Fri. 4/18;... Pick up a backpack and discover the beauty of the world's cultures through specific works ...

  • Game Days Lakeview Library | Rockville Centre
    Weekly: Mon. 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Wed. 3:30-4:30 p.m.Through Wed. 4/30. Friendly competition playing board games, Bingo, puzzles, and word games, for children in grades 6 ...

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