The Island Today: The top events for kids for the coming week


Story Tots at the Nassau County Museum of Art

Friday, May 24, 10 to 11 a.m.

Children ages 3 to 5 and their adult companions can investigate color, shape, form and texture with art activities based on a storybook, which is read aloud while exploring various art materials. Free for members; $5 per child for non-members.

Where: Nassau County Museum of Art, The Manes Center
1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
Info: 516-484-9337 or

National Maritime Heritage Celebration

Saturday, May 25, 1 to 3 p.m.

Families can celebrate Long Island’s rich history tied to the sea over the holiday weekend and enjoy the current exhibit, Heroines at the Helm. Kids can create a floating boat craft while supplies last.

Where: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 301 Main Street,
Cold Spring Harbor | Info: 631-367-3418 or

Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries at Jones Beach

Tuesday, May 28, 10:30 a.m.

Little ones ages 3 to 5 can explore the natural world in a program that will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors and crafts.

Where: Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh
Info: 631-581-1005 or

Spring Craft: Garden Hats

Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, May 31, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Kids ages 3 and up can buzz into the museum to decorate their own buggy garden hat to wear home. This is a free, drop-in program with museum admission, and the craft takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Where: Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
Info: 516-225-5800 or

Pollywog Adventures

Wednesday, May 29, 10 a.m.

Children ages 2 to 5 and their caretakers will experience fun-filled nature activities with fish feeding and live animal presentations, along with a story time and related crafts. Free with museum admission.  Coffee, tea, juice and snacks will be served.

Where: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
1660 Rte. 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
Info: 516-692-6768 or


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