Long Island Children's Museum is located on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. near the Nassau Coliseum.
Detailed directions by car or public transportation can be accessed above.
Museum Hours and Admission Cost
Operating Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and most school holidays from September –June. (Check our Holiday schedule for exclusions). The Children’s Museum is open daily in July–August from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Due to limited capacity, timed tickets may be issued. Last tickets sold at 4:00 pm.
General Admission: $12
Visitors over 65: $11
Members and children under 1 year: FREE
Group rates by reservation only: $9 (Call (516) 224-5869)
Membership does not guarantee admission when the museum is filled to capacity.
The museum accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and personal checks with a valid photo ID.
View our monthly programs and live performance schedule.
Food & Beverage
Vended services available. Visitors are also welcome to bring their own food for consumption in our cafeteria. Food and drinks are restricted to the cafeteria.
Fourteen play-based exhibit galleries and a 145-seat, state-of-art theater await visitors.
Our traveling exhibit gallery and changing schedule of programs and performances provide a new
view each time you visit.
Click here to view the Museum Floor Plan (pdf)
Choose from a wide selection of creative and hands-on toys, games, craft projects and experiments. Members receive a discount on every purchase!
For the safety of our visitors, children (18 years and younger) must be accompanied by an adult throughout their visit and be present when tickets are purchased. Adults will not be permitted in the museum without children. (Click above for additional museum policies.)
If you are looking to bring your child to the museum when it is least crowded, here are a few suggestions:
- The quietest times during the school year are weekday afternoons.
- Sunny weekends during the summer are usually less crowded.
- Nice weather weekends during the fall and spring are quieter times as well. The museum is most crowded during school breaks and inclement weather days.
- The Museum is a popular choice with school and camps groups who usually choose to visit in the morning hours.
Thank you for helping to keep our children safe.