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10 Must Visit Museums on Long Island for Kids & Adults

Both kids and adults alike can learn something new and interesting at these Long Island museums!

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Have some fun, and learn something new, at a Long Island museum!

Photo by: Pamela V White via Flickr. (CC BY 2.0)

Long Island is home to many different museums. From museums that go into facts and figures about local history, to museums that have awe-inspiring outdoor sculpture galleries, to hands-on museums like the Long Island Children’s Museum and the Nassau County Firefighters Museum that the kids will go absolutely crazy for, there are plenty of fun, educational museums on Long Island to visit for an afternoon of enjoyment.
 
Cradle of Aviation
Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530
516-572-4111
Open Tuesday - Sunday from 9:30 AM - 5 PM; Open holidays & Mondays that fall on school breaks
 
Garvies Point Museum & Preserve
50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-571-8010
Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM
 
Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
516-224-5800
Open Tuesday - Sunday from 10 AM - 5 PM during the school year; Open 7 days per week in July & August from 10 AM - 5 PM
 
Nassau County Firefighters Museum
1 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
516-572-4177
Open Tuesday - Sunday from 10 AM - 5 PM; Open Mondays that fall on holidays and school breaks, Open from July thru August 7 days per week
 
Nassau County Museum of Art
1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576
516-484-9337
Open Tuesday - Sunday from 11 AM - 4:45 PM (Closed for show change from March 6th - 24th; Reopening March 25th)
 
Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
516-572-8401
Open Wednesday - Sunday from 10 AM - 4 PM; Season starts April 
 
Railroad Museum of Long Island
416 N Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-7920
Open Saturdays at 10 AM beginning April 1st
 
Science Museum of Long Island
1526 N. Plandome Road, Plandome, NY 11030
516-627-9400
Open daily from 8 AM - 4 PM