Spooky Fest at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning
Friday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m.
The Center for Science Teaching and Learning has transformed the Tanglewood Preserve in Rockville Centre to a Halloween-themed festival for kids. There are scary attractions for the thrill-seeking kids and non-scary attractions for those just looking to have fun. The scary attractions include strolls through the haunted woods and maze of zombies. Other activities the kids can enjoy are face painting, arts and crafts, a live animal exhibit and the chance to meet some friendly monsters. Admission is $15 for those looking to participate in the scary events, or $10 for those not interested in the scary ones.
Where: Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Info: 516-764-0045 or cstl.org/spooky-fest
Pumpkin Park at Adventureland
Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.
Adventureland will be permitting free admission, free parking and free treats for visitors. Families are encouraged to dress up, as kids will be able to trick or treat around the amusement park from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Parents are also encouraged to bring nonperishable food for the Helping Hands Food Drive. The rides will still be open throughout the event. P.O.P bracelets and tickets are available for purchase at normal price.
Where:Adventureland, 2245 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Family Halloween and Pet Parade
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m.
Children are encouraged to dress up themselves and their dogs in Halloween costumes and participate in the Sands Point Preserve Conservatory’s “Pet Parade.” The kids can explore the grounds as part of a treasure hunt for wildlife and objects in the area.Seasonal crafts and projects will be made available inside Castle Gould’s Great Hall. Additionally, children can go to the Phil Dejana Learning Center to look at the displays of plush animals celebrating Halloween.
Admission for the event is $20 per car for the public. Members would only have to pay $10 per car. Parking is included in the admission.
Where: Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, New York 11050
Info: sandspointpreserveconservancy.org or 516-571-7901
StART: “One Day on Our Blue Planet…in the Antarctic”
Tuesday, Oct. 22-Thursday, Oct. 24, 11:30 a.m.
The Long Island Children’s Museum’s Story and Art program will be reading Ella Bailey’s story about a penguin chick who sets off on an adventure to swim around the southern hemisphere. After the story, the children will be able to pack their own little suitcases with whatever they think would be needed for their own Antarctic adventure. Admission for the event is $4, but Long Island Children’s Museum members would only have to pay $3.
Where: Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave, Garden City, NY 11530
Info: 516-224-5800 or licm.org
Making Masterpieces: Sugar Skulls
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m.
Pre-school-aged children will learn about the Mexican holiday “Dia de Los Muertos,” or the “Day of the Dead.” The holiday, which is celebrated on Nov. 1, is celebrated all around the world. In addition to being educated on the day, the kids will get to design their own sugar skulls with royal icing. Pre-registration for the program is recommended, as the sugar skulls need to be made in advance. There is a $5 materials fee for each child, plus the $10 per person admission into the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum.
Where: Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, 75 N Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Info: 845-471-0589 or mhcm.org