Press Trip

It has been nearly three years since we’ve moved from Brooklyn to Long Island. Can you believe, we haven’t ever visited the Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM)? After visiting recently for a play date with my daughter, my sister, and her kids, I regret not visiting sooner.

Long Island Children's Museum Exhibits

With its 14 interactive exhibits, live theater, art spaces and more, the Long Island Children’s Museum is the best place to bring your children and even some friends for a playdate.

Bubble Exhibit Long Island Children's Museum

As soon as we walked into the LICM, our kids made a beeline for the Bubble Exhibit. What kid does not love bubbles? There, my daughter and nephew made bubbles of all shapes and sizes and even got themselves enclosed in an oversized bubble.

Climb-it Long Island Children's Museum

As we made our way up to the upper level of the Long Island Children’s Museum, my Mini Me spotted the Climb-It @LICM, a two-story climbing structure. Although my almost-three-year-old nephew was too small (Children must be 42” tall) to get on, my daughter enjoyed climbing and finding her way through as my sister and I watched and walked alongside the ribbon-like ramp of Climb-It.

Long Island Children's Museum Feast for Beasts

Kids can always find the noisiest things with which to play. It came to no surprise that after petting a snake in the “Feast for Beasts” exhibit that we would miraculously end up in the loudest area of the Long Island Children’s Museum – the Drum Circle room.  This room is filled with all sorts of percussion instruments from drums to xylophones. Both my nephew and daughter went crazy in there, while my sister conveniently had to step out to do a diaper change. After a bit of convincing, I was able to get the kids to move onto the next exhibit: “Communication Station”.

Long Island Children's Museum Communication Station

The “Communication Station” is filled with opportunities to explore the development of communications.  My daughter enjoyed being able to make phone calls to speak with the other kids playing at this exhibit. We almost could not pull her away. She and my nephew also enjoyed being newscasters on News12. I think someone has a future in television.

Long Island Children's Museum News 12 Long Island

We had a great afternoon playdate at the Long Island Children’s Museum. I honestly do not know what kept us from visiting. One thing I do know is that we will return. There are still things we haven’t seen like “Our Garden” nor have we seen a show. Plus, our kids enjoyed themselves. The tell-tale sign of a great playdate is when the kids rest peacefully afterward.

Playdate at the Long Island Children's Museum

After a few hours spent climbing, running, experiencing different sounds, learning about different animals and insects, we were all exhausted.


Be sure to keep the Long Island Children’s Museum on your radar for your next playdate.

Long Island Children’s Museum Admission

General Admission: $13 | Children under 1: Free | 65+: $12 | Group Rate: $10

11 Davis Avenue

Garden City, NY 11530

(516) 224-5800 |

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Disclosure: Passes for admission were provided to the Long Island Children’s Museum for review purposes. 

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Kim is the do-it-all mom (and wife) who not only works full-time and is a freelance makeup artist, but also blogs about her love of family, travel, beauty and skincare. Now that she has a kindergartener, Kim has added Class Parent to her resume. These are all tough jobs, but somehow, she makes them look easy.
  • Tanya Barnett

    I loved taking my kids to places like this when they were little.

  • Kimberly Sessions

    Looks like you all had a ton of fun! I’m looking forward to taking my two little one’s to our children’s museum in Charleston soon.

  • KoKoa Magazine

    This is such a cute museum. Wish they would step the one we have up like this.

  • Ra’Nesha Wilson

    Wow I love the photos of the children they look like their having a blast.

  • I love museum playdates. My kids always have a great time and it’s such a great opportunity for new experiences and learning together.

  • The kids always seem to enjoy themselves at these kinds of museums. We need to plan a visit soon to see what new displays they have.

  • Cute kids! Children’s museum are so much fun. We need to make a trip to ours soon.

  • Jay Colby

    Sounds like a great family event. Reminds me of going to museums as a kid.

  • Tomiko

    That’s pretty neat. We have something like this in Nashville that I’ve taken my daughter to.. looks like they had a blast

  • Ashvaughn

    This museum looks so cool and fun and I’d probably have more fun than the children there. Definitely remind’s me of the children’s museum back home in Cleveland.

  • This looks like so much fun. The communication station looks cool. Thanks for sharing!

  • carlana

    It’s a good idea to have a playdate at a place where the kids can learn something new and have fun also. Hope they all had a good time.

  • Kemkem

    What a fun day that must have been. The kids look so happy. Amazing how brave kids are. You couldn’t get me anywhere near that snake :-).