Then consider having your children’s birthday parties in a Long Island museum or other space. It can be a great experience for both you and the kids. Here’s a sampling of some of the great Long Island locations that can host birthday parties for your family.
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Active Kidz Long Island, Inc.
200 Robbins Lane
3. Blue Balloon Parties
For more information, please visit their website at www.blueballoonparties.com.
Boomers! Medford features Go Karts, Bumper Boats, Kiddie Rides, a rock wall, batting cages, miniature golf and more. They offer a variety of year-round birthday party packages.
For more information, please visit the Boomers! Medford website.
655 Long Island Ave.
5. BroadHollow Theatre
At BroadHollow Theatre, they provide a birthday cake and entertainment for your child and his/her guests. Choose from two packages: Package A includes a cake, candles, napkins and more, plus a one-hour live children’s show where the birthday boy or girl will be invited onstage with the cast. Package B is almost identical to Package A, but also includes pizza.
700 Hempstead Turnpike
This Long Island-based entertainment company serves Nassau and Suffolk as well as NYC's five boroughs. They provide clowns, characters, magicians and princesses. They also operate a party equipment rental service including inflatable bounce houses and equipment such as cotton candy, popcorn and snow cone machines. They also offer packages with face painting, balloon animals, bubble shows, magic shows, sing-alongs and musical games.
For children 3-4 years, choose themes like Fishie Fun, Bubbles! or Shells. For the 5 to 12-year-old crowd, the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum's themes include Pirate Bash, Under the Sea & more. They provide invitations, workshop room for eating & craft activities, staff educator to facilitate programs, goodie bags, tableware, birthday candles & general clean-up. You provide food, drinks & cake.
The museum also offers museum sleepover birthday parties for grades 1-6.
Info, current prices & reservations: visit Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, or call (631) 367-3418, extension 17.
Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
301 Main Street
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
8. Country Fair Entertainment Park
Country Fair Entertainment Park gives you and your children the option of a number of exciting party packages: 18-hole miniature golf, Go-Kart rides, batting cages or golf driving range parties. Country Fair can provide pizza and soda or even hero sandwiches.
Country Fair Entertainment Park
LIE exit 64 - one mile north
You and your children can host a party with up to 25 guests in this wonderful museum that celebrates Long Island’s many contributions to the history of flight. Highlights include a tour of the museum, treasure hunt and a paper craft activity. Pizza and soft drinks will be served. Invitations and a party host are provided by the museum.
Learn more about the Cradle of Aviation museum.
Cradle of Aviation Museum
One Davis Avenue
Garden City, NY
This fun and educational museum is a center for research on Long Island geology and archaeology. Exhibits explain the Island’s geology and focus on the Native Americans who lived in this area. The preserve is a 62-acre stretch of glacial moraine with forests and meadows with hiking trails down to the shore, where plant fossils and clay were deposited here 70 million years ago at the end of the Age of Dinosaurs. Children can pick from three party themes: Discovering Dinosaurs for ages 4-7, a Native American Theme for ages 5-10 and a Nature Theme for ages 5-10.
Learn more about Garvies Point Museum and Preserve.
Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
50 Barry Drive
Glen Cove, NY