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Best Museums in Long Island

Whether you're seeking exhibits on fine art, natural history, or other fascinating topics, we have found the top museums in Long Island that are guaranteed to stimulate your mind. See our comprehensive list of the best Long Island museums. Search for all types of great museums in Long Island that will keep your mouth agape with excitement.

Long Island Children's Museum

One of the Top Museums in Long Island!

For an afternoon of endless fun with the family, come visit the Long Island Children's Museum!  Your kids will get to enjoy an indoor playground, mind-blowing exhibits and experiments, fun-filled shows, a bubble play area, a wood workshop, an airplay room, computer learning games, a climb-through maze, and much more!  There's even a special "tot spot" area for the younger children.


The gift shop offers a slew of highly educational toys and gifts that will amuse and enlighten children of all ages.  If you're planning your kid's birthday party in the near future, the museum offers a series of awesome party themes for kids ages 2-12.

PS1 Contemporary Art Center

PS1 Contemporary Art Center - an Art Timeline!
Be amazed and experience the avant-garde creations of renowned & emerging artist in exhibiting the Best Arts & Culture in NY at the PS1 Contemporary Art Center. Located in a refurbished public school in the Long Island City neighborhood of New York, house the innovative art collections and is open to serve the public from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Monday.

For the heads up, don’t miss the museum's highly anticipated annual outdoor series of experimental live music & live performances of NY Djs starting July to September. This yearly event will be featured in MoMA PS1's courtyard, of which will feature a temporary urban landscape by HWKN called Wendy--the winning design of MoMA PS1's 13th annual Young Architects Program. M. Wells will be cooking in the courtyard all summer long.

The Long Island Museum

Find over 4,000 Paintings, Sculptures, and Prints!

An open air museum located in Stony Brook, Long Island; The Long Island Museum is best known for its collection of over 200 horse-drawn carriages.  Plus, you'll find over 4,000 paintings, sculptures, and prints--including the works of William Sidney Mount, a renowned genre artist and Stony Brook resident.


The museum also offers a slew of interesting and fun educational programs for children.  Guided tours of the museum are available to groups of 10 or more, via advanced reservations.  As the largest privately supported museum, The Long Island Museum has been accredited by the American Association of Museums for excellence in programs and exhibitions.