256-15 Jericho Turnpike
Floral Park, NY 11001
Phone: (718) 343-9600
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Arts & Museums
This 47-acre site, parts of which are over 200 years old, is a working farm that grows produce and houses livestock. It is hard to believe that a place like this exists in New York City, but there it is. The farm hosts a yearly children's festival and apple festival, and there is a picnic area on the premises. There are also regular tours of the farm and its history, and a variety of educational programs. Admission is free.
The Goudreau Museum of Mathematics in Art and Science tries to promote and encourage interest in mathematics. The Museum offers you an opportunity to have fun while you gain an understanding of mathematical principles through the practical application of modeling and geometric simulation. General apply besides additional fees for workshop programs.
Built around 1840, this Colonial Revival style building is the only one of its kind remaining in Valley Stream. The Pagan Fletcher House is a restored 19th-century home maintained by the Valley Stream Historical Society. Consisting of three floors with Victorian furnishings, period clothing, an antique sewing room and personal artifacts of the Pagan and Fletcher families, it is now a local history museum, giving a glimpse of an era gone by. It is open only on Sundays and the admission is free.
For an enormous variety of fine artwork, including posters, paintings, photographs, limited editions, and artisanal jewelry, Sunflower Fine Art Gallery is an ideal destination. Custom framing services fit the perfect frame - from nations around the world - to your piece of art or memorabilia. Art delivery, installation, or shipping within a reasonable time frame are also available.
The African American Museum had humble beginnings in 1968, as an exhibit of artifacts from the private collection of Professor Leroy Ramsey, from the Nassau Community College. Though originally intended to be a temporary set up, the exhibit was retained due to its popularity among the locals. Numerous additions to the collections led to it acquiring a separate space, and later becoming a full-fledged museum. The museum is affiliated with the African Atlantic Genealogical Society, and is host to their numerous programs and activities.
An award-winning university museum that showcases a wide variety of art and includes an exhibition hall and art gallery that are open for viewing. Tours of the sculpture garden on the campus are also available.
Queens National Guard Armory is a storehouse of sorts where you can find all the arms and ammunition used by the army. This place attracts a modest number of visitors because of its intriguing collection. There are also many old and antique weapons here on display. This place is also a host to many events like exhibitions, small music shows and so on.
CSTL's Amazing Animals Exhibit is located at the Tanglewood Preserve in Rockville Centre, NY. Visitors can enjoy the preserves streams, ponds, and nature trails any time. The Center offers family science programs, field trips, camps, birthday parties and more. Amazing animals features 3,000 square feet of snakes, reptiles, mammals, birds, and amphibians. A colorful visitors guide will guide you and your child through the exhibit with thought provoking questions and facts about the animals and their environments.
Located by Little Neck Bay, the Saddle Rock Grist Mill was a historic mill used to grind grain and corn. Built in the 18th Century, it is one of the only remaining tidal-powered flour mills in the nation. Now functioning as a museum on local history, it retains its original architecture including its iconic gambrel roof shape.
The Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center provides interactive exhibits for children and adults to experience first-hand the job and tradition of firefighters. With antique fire equipment and vintage fire trucks, you can take a peak into the history of the Nassau County Fire stations and revel in how much the technology has advanced. The tour is great for school groups or family outings.
For a valuable understanding of the power of flight, a human dream turned reality in a few short centuries, the Cradle of Aviation Museum is the destination of choice - and Long Island provides the perfect historical context. Permanent exhibits detail exciting periods of major developments in aviation, and the IMAX theater shows educational and entertaining programming every day. Special events are frequently scheduled, particularly for children, and don't forget to check out the Red Planet Cafe and Museum Store on-site. See website for details.
Children can play safely and without any fear at Long Island Children's Museum. Teachers can join the summer course on how to teach animal behavior, physical science subjects, nature, exploring cultures, gardening in class, and puppetry. Parents have a workshop too, which increases their involvement with children in their learning at the museum. Long Island Children's Museum exposes the parents to informal ways of educating children. Guided tours are available and, of course, no adult is allowed without a child in this museum.