Midwinter Break Activities on Long Island 2023

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Midwinter break for Long Island schools has arrived. It’s the perfect chance to get out of the house and spend time as a family.

We’ve rounded up some of the best things to do during the kids’ week off of school. Take a visit to a museum, blow off some steam or create something new!

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The Center for Science Teaching & Learning (CSTL) will host activities during midwinter break (Courtesy CSTL)

Midwinter Break Activities on Long Island 2023

Programming at the Flanders Youth Center

The Southampton Youth Bureau has a lineup of mid-winter break activities at the Flanders Youth Center. Stop in for hands-on science fun with the Long Island Science Center, a live action game night and video game tournament or a chocolate making class, followed by dinner and a movie. Be sure to check out the center’s website for the full schedule.

Nature Week at the Center for Science

The Center for Science is hosting Nature Week at its Dinosaurs! Exhibit. Children can enjoy creating nature-themed arts and craft projects that they’ll be able to keep and take home. Each ticket for entry to the museum includes entry to the exhibit and participation in nature crafts.

Black History: Build-A-Boat Workshop

Learn about African American whalers who built and worked on ships in the 19th century. Make your own miniature wooden vessels out of different materials in this workshop at the The Whaling Museum and Education Center.


MakerSpace is open for midwinter break! Drop in for a new experiment or project to try every day of break at the Long Island Science Center.

President’s Week

Come to the Garvies Point Musuem for a new activity every day of break. Explore the winter world with all five senses, learn about animals and the tracks they leave behind and take part in a winter scavenger hunt.

Vanderbilt Planetarium
Vanderbilt’s spanish style mansion, the gold coast at its best. (Photo courtesy of Vanderbilt Museum

February Recess Workshops

Children in grades K-3 can keep learning while on break at the Vanderbilt Museum’s February recess workshops! Create mixed-media portraits and explore how flowers get their energy to grow.

These event listings first appeared on NewYorkFamily.com.

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