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Winter Break Fun Guide

Staycations can be the absolute best! Leave the travel stress behind and enjoy activities virtual, outdoor and in-person this Winter Break while supporting your local museums.

Virtual Programs

* click below to learn more about times, registration and any cost associated with the event *


2/15-2/19 - Long Island Explorium- Virtual Winter Break Camp- Journey into Space

Long Island Explorium's Winter Break for a JOURNEY INTO SPACE!
A week-long hands-on, interactive learning experience, where they bring the wonders of Space right into your living room. The camp is designed for children entering grades K-6.

2/16 - Vanderbilt Museum- Trivia & Craft

A live Zoom workshop for children in grades K-3, on Tuesday and Thursday, February 16 and 18, from 10 to 11 am. A Vanderbilt Museum educator will present intriguing trivia about the animals in the Vanderbilt’s Stoll Wing dioramas and demonstrate an easy-to-do-at-home paper craft project.


2/16 - CSH Fish Hatchery- Secret Superheroes of the Animal World 


2/16- 2/18 - Nassau Museum- Winter Break for Art

Three days of art making available celebrating women artists!  Inspired by the artists on view in the museum’s current exhibition.

2/17 - CSH Whaling Museum- Beware the Kraken

What has an eye the size of a dinner plate? The giant squid of course! Tales of giant squid terrorized mariners for centuries. Discover terrifying tales and interesting facts about this mysterious creature and create a fun giant squid craft.

2/17 - CSH Whaling Museum- Beware the Kraken

What has an eye the size of a dinner plate? The giant squid of course! Tales of giant squid terrorized mariners for centuries. Discover terrifying tales and interesting facts about this mysterious creature and create a fun giant squid craft.

2/17 - CSH Fish Hatchery- Wildlife Detective

2/18 - Vanderbilt Museum- Trivia & Craft

A live Zoom workshop for children in grades K-3, on Tuesday and Thursday, February 16 and 18, from 10 to 11 am. A Vanderbilt Museum educator will present intriguing trivia about the animals in the Vanderbilt’s Stoll Wing dioramas and demonstrate an easy-to-do-at-home paper craft project.

2/18 - CSH Fish Hatchery- Escape the Hatchery- A Virtual Escape Room

2/19 - CSH Whaling Museum- Narwhal, Unicorn of the Sea

Celebrate winter with these mysterious arctic whales. Learn all about these elusive creatures and how their tusks inspired legends of unicorns. Transform a paper plate into a narwhal friend of your very own!

2/19 - CSH Fish Hatchery- Paint Along

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Take Home Craft Kits

2/15 - CSH Fish Hatchery- Friendly Frogs

These may also be completed at the Fish Hatchery

2/15 - Long Island Maritime Museum- Winter Wonderland

2/17 - Long Island Maritime Museum- Forest Friends 

2/19 - CSH Fish Hatchery- Slithering Snakes! 

These may also be completed at the Fish Hatchery

2/15 - Long Island Maritime Museum- Snowy Celebration 

Outdoor Activities

2/16 & 2/17 - CSH Fish Hatchery- Letterboxing 

Follow the clues in search of the Hatchery’s own letterbox.

2/16 & 2/18 - Long Island Maritime Museum- Self Gided Scavenger Hunt 

Stop by the museum, pick up an activity sheet, and go on an educational scavenger hunt of the museum grounds. 

Schedule A Visit

Many museums, science centers and more are open currently on Long Island with restrictions and by appointment. Some locations are also hosting in-person winter camps. Check out our blog below for some locations suggestions- please contact each venue to determine their current guidelines.

 

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