Ready, Set, (Winter) Break! Fun Guide
Staycations can be the absolute best! Leave the travel stress behind and enjoy activities in the Five Harbors.
Winter Break 2019 Events
2/18-2/22- Vanderbilt Museum: February Break Workshops
2/18-19 Huntington Historical Society: February Break activities
2/19- 2/22 CSH Whaling Museum: February Break Workshops
2/20-2/22- CSH Fish Hatchery: February Break activities
2/20-23 CSH Whaling Museum: February Break Camp, Arctic Adventures
See below for more information
photo courtesy of the Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium offers a plethora of opportunities to keep the kids busy. The mansion and museum are open all week from 12:00-4:00. Take a tour of the mansion or keep everyone entranced with the menagerie of exhibits including a visit to the Hall of Fishes. The planetarium has various shows throughout the day.
- 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721
Cold Spring Harbor
Visit quaint seaside Cold Spring Harbor for fun museums and educations centers, take a hike or grab a bite to eat including Gourmet Whaler and Sweetie Pies.
photo courtesy of CSH Fish Hatchery
CSH Fish Hatchery- an environmental education center and public aquarium has various programs as well as tours and feeding demonstrations during the break.
- 1660 NY 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
photo courtesy of CSH Whaling Museum
CSH Whaling Museum- the Whaling Museum is the only facility on Long Island and in New York State open year-round which focuses primarily on the whaling history of the region and giving an understanding of one of Long Island’s earliest major industries- whaling.
- 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
photo courtesy of DNA Learning Center
CSH DNA Learning Center- tour exhibits currently on display. The DNA Learning Center has Otzi the Iceman and BOLD, the Barcode Of Life.
- 334 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Something for everyone in downtown Huntington... grab a slice, whether its finding your favorite ice cream or frozen yogurt, catching a movie, playing in Heckscher Park or exploring your artistic side at Claytime.
photo courtesy Claytime, Heckscher Museum, AMC Theatres
- 46 Gerard Street, Huntington, NY 11743
photo courtesy of Heckscher Museum
Heckscher Museum - nurture the artistic side by taking in the art at Heckscher Museum. Make it interactive and create a masterpiece on their 55 inch digital touchscreen, snap a photo on their selfie station or "create your own" activity station.
- 2 Prime Ave, Huntington, NY 11743
Take a stroll in Northport Village for great shops, treats and ice creams and be sure to hold hands while taking in the sights of the Harbor on the community dock. The Village Park offers two playgrounds for fun swinging and sliding.
- 79 Main St, Northport, NY 11768
photo courtesy of the Engeman Theater
Engeman Theater- take the kids to a live performance. The theater frequently has performances geared to children throughout the year.
- 250 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768
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