spring break on long island
The Center for Science Teaching & Learning (CSTL) will host dinosaur egg hunts during spring break. (Courtesy CSTL)

Not sure what to do with your kids during their upcoming week off from school? Check out these five fun activities happening during spring break on Long Island.

DINOSAUR EGG HUNT, “EVERYONE IS A KID” WEEK AT CSTL

Check out the Center for Science, Teaching, and Learning (CSTL)’s Dinosaurs! And Animal Adventure exhibit for a reduced price with extended hours during the week of April 16-24, except for Wednesday, when the facility is closed. With the price of admission, kids can hunt for dinosaur eggs during spring break. “During their school break, as parents look for activities to do with their kids, we wanted to host an egg hunt with a dinosaur twist,” said Dr. Ray Ann Havasy, Executive Director of CSTL. The exhibit features animatronics and educational displays that are fun for the whole family. Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. cstl.org. $12 for all during spring break (normally $15 for 13 and older; $12 for 12 and younger). 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16-19, 21-24. 

GLOW IN THE PARK, SPRING BREAK AT THE ADVENTURE PARK

Bring the kids for a fun outdoor adventure at The Adventure Park at Long Island. The park has extended weekday hours for spring break. Plus, the facility hosts a special “Glow in the Park” event on Saturday evenings. “Glow in the Park is one of our most popular event series,” said Candie Fisher, President of The Adventure Park. “Guests love the experience of zip lining and climbing to high energy music and colorful glowing lights.” Check out the website for more details. Adventure Park at Long Island, 75 Colonial Springs Rd., East Gate, Wheatley Heights. myadventurepark.com. $15-$68. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, April 9-24.

WONDERFUL SPRING WREATHS AT LONG ISLAND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

The Long Island Children’s Museum will be open for extended hours and host a craft activity for kids during spring break. With a ticket for admission at 1 p.m. or earlier, children ages 3 and older and their parents or guardians can create a colorful flower wreath to take home. 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. licm.org/calendar. Free with timed admission ticket paid of $15, paid for online. ($14 for 65 and older, Free for children under 1 years old). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 18-22.

SPRING BREAK OUT: TREES, FLOWERS, AND BIRDS AT OLD WESTBURY GARDENS

The staff at Old Westbury Gardens invites kids ages 6-9 and their families to unplug and reconnect with nature this spring break. Join them for a guided, one-hour walking session, where they will teach you about the plant and tree species within the formal gardens and informal woodlands of the park. Pre-registration is required, and there will be a different theme each day, so visit the website for more information. 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. oldwestburygardens.org. $10 per child, including one adult. 20% discount for members. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 18, 20 & 21.

SPRING BREAK AT LONG ISLAND AQUARIUM

Enjoy a fun and exciting day at the Long Island Aquarium during spring break. The aquarium will be operating on its school break/weekend/holiday schedule to accommodate children and families looking to spend a leisurely morning or afternoon among fascinating sea life. Get up close and personal with the seals and sea lions with the aquarium’s feeding and training sessions. Or, take a selfie with a penguin! Great memories await at the aquarium this spring break. 431 East Main St., Riverhead. longislandaquarium.com. $29.99-$42.99. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 18-24.

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