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Long Island Children's Museum hosts 'Honey Hoopla'

Honey Hoopla: Enjoy a variety of bee-themed activities

Honey Hoopla: Enjoy a variety of bee-themed activities at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City on Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Credit: Handout

Buzzing honey bees have been part of the Long Island Children’s Museum “Feasts for Beasts” exhibit since its opening in January. Now it’s honey harvest season, and on Tuesday museum visitors can try some of the bounty and engage in other bee-themed activities during the “Honey Hoopla.”

From 12:30 to 4 p.m., beekeeper Carl Flatow will demonstrate how honey is harvested from the hive. He’ll also have some samples he previously harvested available for tasting. “That’s the beauty of honey. It’s all natural; you can eat it right out of the comb,” Flatow says. “It’s healthy, good stuff.” The museum’s beehive was relocated to the museum from Lynbook, saved from a tree that was blown to pieces by Hurricane Irene.

Other activities during Honey Hoopla will include building big-eyed bee hats, creating bubble wands while learning what bubbles and bees have in common and insect-inspired face painting. All activities are drop in while supplies last, and are free with museum admission of $11 for adults and children older than 1. Seniors are $10; children younger than 1 are free. The museum is located at 11 Davis Ave., Garden City; for more information, call 516-224-5800 or visit licm.org.

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