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Arts & Museums
Thanks to the laborious, extensive and painstaking collecting of Dr. Gardiner E. Gregory, this museum came into being in 1963. Dr. Gregory was fascinated with rocks, butterflies and local archaeological finds; all these and more have been accumulated and can be found in the Heitz Place Courthouse. There is a beautiful collection of minerals, dinosaur bones and remains (including a triceratops horn!) and countless other items of wonder. The museum also runs education programs on earth science for students.
Children can play safely and without any fear at Long Island Children's Museum. Teachers can join the summer course on how to teach animal behavior, physical science subjects, nature, exploring cultures, gardening in class, and puppetry. Parents have a workshop too, which increases their involvement with children in their learning at the museum. Long Island Children's Museum exposes the parents to informal ways of educating children. Guided tours are available and, of course, no adult is allowed without a child in this museum.
For a valuable understanding of the power of flight, a human dream turned reality in a few short centuries, the Cradle of Aviation Museum is the destination of choice - and Long Island provides the perfect historical context. Permanent exhibits detail exciting periods of major developments in aviation, and the IMAX theater shows educational and entertaining programming every day. Special events are frequently scheduled, particularly for children, and don't forget to check out the Red Planet Cafe and Museum Store on-site. See website for details.
The Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center provides interactive exhibits for children and adults to experience first-hand the job and tradition of firefighters. With antique fire equipment and vintage fire trucks, you can take a peak into the history of the Nassau County Fire stations and revel in how much the technology has advanced. The tour is great for school groups or family outings.
Hofstra University Museum was established in 1963 and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It features three galleries and has a permanent exhibit of over 5000 art pieces covering five millennia and spanning across almost all continents. The varied artwork collection includes European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, Oceanic and Asian. There are also rotating exhibitions held regularly. This museum also has over 70 sculptures from famous 20th-century sculptors such as Tony Rosenthal, Paul Manship and Seymour Lipton in the Southwest Campus.
For an enormous variety of fine artwork, including posters, paintings, photographs, limited editions, and artisanal jewelry, Sunflower Fine Art Gallery is an ideal destination. Custom framing services fit the perfect frame - from nations around the world - to your piece of art or memorabilia. Art delivery, installation, or shipping within a reasonable time frame are also available.
The African American Museum had humble beginnings in 1968, as an exhibit of artifacts from the private collection of Professor Leroy Ramsey, from the Nassau Community College. Though originally intended to be a temporary set up, the exhibit was retained due to its popularity among the locals. Numerous additions to the collections led to it acquiring a separate space, and later becoming a full-fledged museum. The museum is affiliated with the African Atlantic Genealogical Society, and is host to their numerous programs and activities.
The permissive atmosphere of the Hillwood Art Museum is perfect for showcasing the latest, edgiest visual arts, from domestic and international artists. Visiting the museum is a very interactive experience; the focus isn't just on what you see, but also on the rest of your senses. There is a glorious selection of pre-Colombian artifacts permanently on display, along with Persian bronze, Islamic glassworks and a selection of contemporary photography. It's a great place to experience some up-and-coming artists, or key established ones.
Three structures make up the Wantagh Railroad Museum, The Station, The "Jamaica" Railroad Car and the original Wantagh Post Office. The Long Island historical town has a quaint charm to it and the museum highlights it's old, small town feel. The construction of most of these buildings was done in the late 1800's and most of it has been more recently restored.
The Goudreau Museum of Mathematics in Art and Science tries to promote and encourage interest in mathematics. The Museum offers you an opportunity to have fun while you gain an understanding of mathematical principles through the practical application of modeling and geometric simulation. General apply besides additional fees for workshop programs.
Nassau County Museum of Art was recently voted as one of the 'Top Ten Museums' in New York area and also the best museum of Long Island. With the largest garden decorated with outdoor sculptures in the Northeast, the museum is a cultural resource for its county as well as a place where works of international artists are displayed. There are some great miniature works in the Tee Ridder Miniature museum located in the same complex. Special cultural programs are also held at this museum and it is open to the public on rental basis for private events. Check the website for upcoming lectures, events and art classes.
Cedarmere Museum is a section of Cedarmere-Clayton Estates. The properties are jointly mentioned in the National Register of Historic Places.The house museum was a part of the original estate of William Cullen Bryant.