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January events at the Long Island Children's Museum

Trout Fishing in America is scheduled to play

Trout Fishing in America is scheduled to play at the Long Island Children's Museum in January 2013. Credit: Handout

What’s coming up at the Long Island Children’s Museum in January?

Two family bands take the stage at the museum's theater. A bass player and a guitar/banjo player team up as “Trout Fishing in America” to play country and folk music for families. The group has had four Grammy Award nominations; performance is at noon on Jan. 12. And Los-Angeles based “kindie-rocker” Mista Cookie Jar (aka C.J. Pizarro) brings his urban-island-rock- sounds to the museum at 1 and 3 p.m. Jan. 27.

Both shows are appropriate for ages 3 and older and are $4 with museum admission, $10 for theater performance only.

Two new exhibits also open this month.

"Sound Showers" is a permanent exhibit opening Jan. 5, creating an environment to create music using instruments from around the world and objects found all around us.

"Attack of the Bloodsuckers!" is a traveling exhibit that will be at the museum from Jan. 18 to May 5. It explores the lives of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites known as sanguinivores (creatures that eat blood).

The Long Island Children’s Museum is at 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and most school holidays.  Admission is $11 for adults and children older than 1, $10 seniors, and free for babies. 516-224-5800;

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