If you are not going on vacation next week, there are plenty of things to do in Nassau County  to keep the kids entertained.

 Nassau County Museum of Art

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The Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY. 2/22/11 through 2/25/11. The winter school vacation week feature hands-on art making for children of all ages and their adult companions. Inspired by the shapes and colors to be seen in the museum’s current exhibition of works by painter Milton Avery, museum docents will be in the galleries to assist young visitors to develop their own creative responses to what they are seeing in the galleries.

Free with museum admission, no reservations are needed. This event is in the main building.

Afterwards,  stroll around the museum’s lovely sculpture garden if the weather (hopefully) gets warmer.

Fire Island Lighthouse

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 Reduced fees for tower tours for children under 12. Kids must be at least 42″ tall to climb the tower. There will be different activity statios and a scavenger hunt from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. for the kids.  For more details, visit Fire Island Lighthouse.


Long Island Children’s Museum

Long Island Children's Museum - Indoor slidesPhoto © Linda Tagliaferro

There’s always plenty of fun for kids at the Long Island Children’s Museum. Go to the LICM website to see the full calendar. The Long Island Children’s Museum is located at 11 Davis Avenue in Garden City. For more information, please go to Long Island Children’s Museum or call (516) 224-5800.

Watch a video about the Long Island Children’s Museum.


Atlantis Marine World

Photo © Christopher Paparo, Atlantis Marine World AquariumPhoto © Christopher Paparo, Atlantis Marine World Aquarium

There’s always lots of fishy fun at Atlantis Marine World Aquarium, including areas where they can pet an actual sting ray, see a living coral reef, watch sharks circle and much more.

Atlantis Marine World is located at 431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY. For more information, please go to their website at Atlantis Marine World or phone (631) 208-9200.

Cradle of Aviation Museum

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The Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., East Garden City, celebrates Green Energy Week. Wind Workshop – February 21-25, 12-4 p.m. These half-hour family workshops explore different sized propeller blades to see how they effect wind power. Then kids go on scavenger hunts. Workshops every 30 minutes. Free with museum admission. Sign up when you enter.

February 21-25, 12 – 4 p.m. Explore the “Climate Change and You” exhibit & Renewable Energy, an educator-led station with hands-on activities & demos.

Family Craft Activity – Sat, 1/19 through Sun, 2/27, 112-4 p.m. Make Koi Fish Windsocks, Catch the Breeze Spinners and Working Windmills

More details at The Cradle of Aviation Museum or (516)572-4066.

WMHO Educational & Cultural Center, Stony Brook Village

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization Education &Y Cultural Center, Stony Brook Village Center, Main Street on the Harbor, Stony Brook, offers a Children’s Series through March 10,2011, each Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for ages 3 ro 5. A children’s author will read from their book and hot cocoa and marshmallows will follow. $3 pp.

More info: please call (631) 689-5988.