Things to do in EAST ISLIP with kids

It’s New York! No, we don’t mean New York City - there’s a whole state out there for kids! As much as New York City is incredible with the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building, and definitely worth a visit, that’s only the beginning!

Did you know that Adirondacks State Park is BIGGER than Glacier, Everglades, the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone COMBINED? Yep!  How can you go past the iconic Niagara Falls?   Did you think New York had some incredible caverns to explore? Just check out Howe Caverns, Garnet Mine or Secret Caverns - and that’s just the beginning!

There is even water adventures to be had with attractions like Tall Pine River Adventures and family fun adventure in nature with Bear Mountain.  If indoor adventure is what you’re looking for, New York has that too! Chelsea Piers, Funplex Funpark and the world’s tallest indoor ropes course with Palisades Climb Adventure!

Long Island has the white sands, Saratoga has incredible history….mountains, forests, water ways and adventure….all in New York State!

I heart New York indeed!

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  • Monster Mini Golf

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    (7 miles) Deer Park

    Family fun with an 18 hole, indoor Monster themed, Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf!

  • BounceU of Smithtown

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    (9 miles) Nesconset

    Great parties, themed bouncing and open bounce sessions at this New York State indoor play center for kids of all ages!

  • Tiki Action Park

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    (10 miles) Centereach

    Great kids fun in New York State with Tiki Action Park, with go-karts, mini golf, and arcade, and so much more!

  • Adventure Park at Long Island

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    (10 miles) Wheatley Heights

    7 acres of challenging aerial forest park perfect for those active kids over 7 years! Bridges, ropes, zip lines all make up part of this canopy adventure in Long Island.

  • White Post Animal Farm

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    (12 miles) Melville

    Animal fun, train rides, fun events, and a famous fall festival, all at this great family farm experience in New York State!

  • Vanderbilt Museum

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    (15 miles) Centerport

    A look into the life of one of the richest men in the world at this fascinating museum, mansion and planetarium!

  • Fun 4 All Play Centre

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    (16 miles) Port Jefferson Station

    Fun4all is half an acre of indoor, air-conditioned fun for children ages one to fifteen with adult supervision. Fun4all features slides and towers, treehouse play, tunnels, preschool play areas, and ...

  • Le Play Cafe

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    (19 miles) Bellmore

    Indoor play center and coffee lounge for kids 6 months to 6 years old. Open play 7 days a week and birthday parties available too.

  • The Animal Farm Petting Zoo

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    (21 miles) Manorville

    Hundreds of animals, most from the rescue program, at this New York zoo, as well as playgrounds, puppet theater, a train AND a FREE pony ride!

  • Long Island Childrens Museum

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    (22 miles) Garden City

    Long Island Childrens Museum is a hands-on museum for kids and their grown-ups.

  • Long Island Game Farm

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    (22 miles) Manorville

    The Long Island Game Farm Wildlife and Children's Zoo features hundreds of animals, including an 18-foot giraffe, red kangaroos, kinkajous, cougars, Barbados sheep, peacocks, and the only lemurs born ...

  • BounceU of Oceanside

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    (25 miles) Oceanside

    Open bounce fun, themes, and birthday parties galore at this New York State indoor bounce center!

  • Splish Splash

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    (27 miles) Riverhead

    Splish Splash has 96 exciting acres of total fun for the whole family. Everywhere you turn, you discover another one-of-a-kind water attraction. Year after year, families come here for a summer like ...

  • Sheffield Island Lighthouse tour

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    (28 miles) Norwalk

    Just a short boat ride away is the beautiful lighthouse showcasing lift for a 19th century light keeper, as well as stunning scenery and curious wildlife!

  • Chelsea Piers Connecticut

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    (28 miles) Stamford

    Chelsea Piers Connecticut (CPCT) is a whopping 400,000 sq. ft. indoor sports complex with a ton of fun activities for the whole family!

  • Queens County Farm Museum

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    (28 miles) Floral Park

    The Queens County Farm Museum's history dates back to 1697; it occupies New York City's largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and is the only working historical farm in the City. The farm ...

  • The Maritime Aquarium

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    (28 miles) Norwalk

    The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment, the Maritime Aquarium ...

  • Fairfield Museum and History Center

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    (28 miles) Fairfield

    Commemorate Martin Luther King Day with a weekend of activities and events, free with admission including- The Life and Times of William Webb: An African American Civil War Soldier from ...

  • Family Drop-In Program Paint Off

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    (28 miles) Fairfield

    Drop-in to help paint a collaborative mural on paper based on the beautiful scenes of coastal Connecticut in the Art for Everyone exhibit. Artist Deborah Bassino will involve everyone in this fun and ...

  • Art for Everyone

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    (28 miles) Fairfield

    Explore the museum’s latest exhibition featuring paintings of Connecticut scenes inspired by the landscape and the shore. Create an art project based on each day’s theme. Thursday – Summer ...

  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children

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    (29 miles) Norwalk

    Lots of hands on and fun learning for children in this entertaining museum.

  • Best Time Ever

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    (30 miles) Stamford

    Arts and Crafts Studio where kids of all ages can get creative in a huge variety of ways.

  • Captains Cove Seaport

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    (30 miles) Bridgeport

    Since 1982, Captain’s Cove Seaport has grown from a vacant lot and a handful of slips to one of Connecticut’s premier tourist attractions and seaport complexes. Located on Historic Black Rock ...

  • Lakeside Pottery Ceramic School and Studio

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    (30 miles) Stamford

    A creative and fun art experience in Stamford, Connecticut where both kids and parents can learn the art of pottery.

  • The Bruce Museum

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    (30 miles) Greenwich

    The Bruce Museum is an educational institution which, through its varied exhibitions and collections in the arts and sciences, provides programs for diverse audiences.

  • Rye Playland

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    (30 miles) Rye

    Playland is Metro New York's great family amusement park and entertainment center. Featuring more than 50 rides and attractions for children and adults, Playland also offers free entertainment and ...

  • Atlantis Marine World

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    (31 miles) Riverhead

    Prepare for a voyage of undersea discovery at the only public Aquarium on Long Island, offering interactive fun, adventure, and education. Take a Shark Dive, snorkel with tropical fish, feed a ...

  • The Barnum Museum

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    (31 miles) Bridgeport

    On January 1, 1842, P.T. Barnum opened his first museum on lower Broadway in New York City. Almost 166 years later, The Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut carries on the extraordinary legacy of ...

  • Fairfield CT XC Running and Track Camps

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    (31 miles) Fairfield

    *(grades 3-8) track and xc camps in Fairfield, CT along with 2 open summer meets We are excited to share with you the launch of our track and field and cross country camp offerings this summer ...

  • National Helicopter Museum

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    (32 miles) Stratford

    The Museum contains hundreds of photographs and models tracing the history of the helicopter both in the United States and around the world. Stratford is the birthplace of the American helicopter ...

  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center

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    (33 miles) Stamford

    Seasonal fun awaits you at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Bring friends and enjoy a picnic on the Meadow, walk over 80 acres of nature trails, drop in to the Hecksher Farm and say hello the ...

  • Connecticuts Beardsley Zoo

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    (33 miles) Bridgeport

    Over 300 American species with varying exhibits and educational programming for families, including unique pop up viewing areas within the Prairie Dog exhibit.

  • New Canaan Nature Center

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    (33 miles) New Canaan

    The New Canaan Nature Center is a not-for-profit environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to helping people of all ages better understand, appreciate and care for the world of nature.

  • Bridgeport Discovery Museum and Planetarium

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    (33 miles) Bridgeport

    With three floors of hands-on fun with science, and daily Planetarium shows all included with admission, this family friendly discovery museum is great for those active kids who just love learning!

  • Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum

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    (34 miles) Bridgeport

    Fun climbing and zip lines for those over 5 years with tree top trails and challenging activities and adventures in Bridgeport, CT!