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Weekend family fun on Long Island: Ringling Bros., scavenger hunts and more

Alexander Lacey and his big cats are featured

Alexander Lacey and his big cats are featured at Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus performance of "Legends" at Nassau Coliseum March 5-10, 2014. Credit: Feld Entertainment

Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus to scavenger hunts and crafts, you can find plenty of activities happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center (350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank) Families can head on a hunt followed by wagon rides and animal feedings on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Price: $6 ages 2 and older.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Legends at Nassau Coliseum (1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale) Performers from around the world, through feats of daring, strength and wonder, evoke mythical visions of the unicorn, Pegasus and a woolly mammoth on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Price: $30-$75.

It's All in the Angles at the Maritime Explorium (101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson) On Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., learn how to design a rooftop that's strong enough to withstand a snowstorm. Price: $5.

Second Saturdays: Mask It at Hofstra University Museum David Filderman Gallery (Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead) Explore the works of art and discover the power of masks as used in Asian Pacific cultures, then create your own mask on Saturday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Price: Free for adults, $5 children; registration is required.

Frogs and Friends at the Children's Museum of the East End (376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton) This interactive storytelling event includes frogs, turtles and bugs on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Price: free for members, $10 nonmembers (includes museum admission); must register. 


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