Spring Break Activities At Garvies Point

Children can find something to do daily at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve during spring break. All programs and crafts are included with museum admission. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 5 to 12. Garvies Point Museum and Preserve is at 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. Call 516-571-8010 or visit www.garviespointmuseum.com for more information.

Tuesday, April 11

Beginner’s Bird-Watching Walk

Observe some favorite birds of field and woods during their spring return, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Learn about “field marks” for a quick ID, their habitats, and how they act. Plus learn how to use binoculars. Feel free to bring your own, though the museum has some available if needed. Program suitable for children and adults.

Recycled Bird-House Craft

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., children can stop in and make a bird house out of recycled materials in order to observe these feathered friends during the most exciting time of year: nesting season.

The film Birding for Kids (30 mins.) will be shown periodically throughout the day.

Wednesday, April 12

Pond Study

At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., explore the world of a pond habitat. Join the naturalist-led walk to the fresh water pond to observe, collect and identify the diverse life found in a pond environment. Participants will get to use special pond dipping nets and handheld magnifiers. Hands-on program, exciting and educational for people of all ages. Sneakers or boots recommended.

Pond Critter Sand-Art

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., children can stop in and use colored sand to make artwork. Choose from a selection of animals that live in the pond habitat.

The film All About Amphibians (23 mins.) will be shown periodically throughout the day.

Thursday, April 13

Spring Nature Walk

Be a nature detective and join in the fun while discovering the plants, trees and animals that inhabit the spring woods. Fun and educational program for all ages, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Fern And Leaf Print Craft

Make a beautiful work of art using ferns, leaves, paint and your imagination between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The film All About Plant Pollination (23 mins.) will be shown periodically throughout the day.

Friday, April 14

Water Energy Program

Witness the power of moving water and observe how it sculpts the landscape in this exciting stream table demo, plus optional short walk down to shoreline. Fun for kids. At 10 a.m. and noon.

Sand Mosaic Craft

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., children can stop in and create beautiful artwork using sand, the most common sediment size on Earth.

The film Bill Nye, The Science Guy: Erosion (26 mins.) will be shown periodically throughout the day.

Saturday, April 15

Dinosaur Day

Learn about dinosaurs from experts, see and touch real fossils, dress up like a dinosaur, try the “fossil” dig, plus make your own “fossil” to take home. Play activities for younger kids and awesome fossils and expert info for older kids and adults. Cost is $5 per person, includes all activities and museum admission; ages 3 and younger are free.

—Compiled by Jill Nossa

Jill Nossa
Jill Nossa is the editor of Glen Cove Record Pilot, Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot and a contributing writer for Long Island Weekly.

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