Whether you're looking for something to do with the kids during February break or beyond, children can enjoy activities from swimming, roller skating and stargazing while parents can relish in their savings.
Here's a list of free things to do with the kids in February and March on Long Island.
IKEA FREE KIDS CRAFT NIGHT
Where: 1100 Broadway Mall, Hicksville
When: First Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m.
More info: Register here; 516-681-4532
MACARONI KID'S ST. PATRICK’S DAY GOLD HUNT AND FAMILY SWIM
Take the whole family swimming at Goldfish’s indoor pool while enjoying a leprechaun gold hunt, raffles and snacks. Raffles will be available for $1 per ticket or 12 tickets for $10, cash only.
Where: Goldfish Swim School, 141 Centereach Mall, Centereach
When: March 15 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
THE CODER SCHOOL COMMACK GRAND OPENING PARTY
Refreshments, games and STEM activities including robotics, coding and VR. Meet the school’s Code Coaches and participate in coding challenges.
Where: 6558 Jericho Turnpike, Commack
When: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on March 14
STARS ON SUNDAY
Kids of all ages can view the Moon, Uranus, star clusters, nebulae and double stars with telescopes from the Hofstra Observatory after a presentation about the sky in room 117.
Where: Hofstra Observatory, Berliner Hall, 826 Huntington Pl., Uniondale
When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 1, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on April 5
SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM KIDS WEEK
Museum signage will be temporarily reinterpreted for children. Kids can play at touch table stations and experience old- fashioned playtime in the Historical Play Room with old world games, toys and crafts. Dress in colonial garb and take part in historic role playing. Participate in a scavenger hunt with prizes and enjoy complimentary cookies and juice.
Where: 300 West Main Street, Riverhead
When: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 19 to Feb. 22
Price: Kids free, adults $5
More info: 631-727-2881 x100, suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org
FREE CRAFTS FOR KIDS
Make your own paper rocket or colorful rainbow fish at these weekly craft sessions.
Where: Lakeshore Learning Center, 2079 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays
More info: For children ages 3 and up; (516) 616-9360, lakeshorelearning.com
A DOSE OF HEALTHY LIVING FAIR
Learn about health and wellness for the whole family while the kids enjoy face painting and a bounce house.
Where: Smith Haven Mall, 313 Burr Ln., Lake Grove
When: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 22
More info: 631-724-8066, facebook.com
CHILDREN'S MUSIC HOUR
An interactive musical performance for children ages 4 to 12 followed by light refreshments. The Sunshine Music Duo will perform popular songs by Raffi, Fred Penner, and Peter, Paul and Mary, as well as Disney movie tunes.
Where: Glenwood Life Center, 71 Grove St., Glenwood Landing
When: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 23
Price: Free, but $10 suggested donation
More info: sunshinemusicduo.com
With help from parents and store associates, children will create their own pair of binoculars to take home. Kids will get to keep their craft and will receive a certificate of achievement, a workshop apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
Where: Home Depot, 172 Fulton Ave., Hempstead
When: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on March 7
More info: Attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. Register here; 516-565-3700