Long Island Children’s Museum

This small museum has interesting display on different types of sand from around the nation, a netted catwalk, a bubble area and simulated beach. The full-body bubble was a bust though because it wouldn’t go past CJ’s knees before popping. 

Among others, there are sections on patterns, music (including playable instruments), the sea, human body, visual distortions, and telephones.

OUR RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars

We would have given the Long Island Children’s Museum a 3 star rating except for two things: 

  1. The complete section devoted to teaching about handicapped life and how disabilities are more “differentabilities” than actual inability to live a “normal” life.
  2. The newsroom that actually allows children to put on a simulated newscast.

Teleprompters, “green screen” technology, and working microphones kept CJ engaged for almost an hour each time. However, his “best memory” is of the catwalk.

CJ on the LICM catwalk.

As you can tell by the picture, our visit was back in 2009. When CJ was younger. If you’d like to read more recent reviews, check out the LICM page on Trekaroo.

To get more info on admission pricing, hours of operation and directions, head on over to the Long Island Children’s Museum‘s website.

We do recommend getting a membership. Not only did we get free admission for an entire year, we got reciprocal benefits at several science and children’s museums nationwide.

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