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Spring Break Workshops for Children – April 10-12

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Start Date: April 10, 2017
End Date: April 12, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Location: The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road in Centerport, NY 11721

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April 10-12 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 


Vanderbilt educator works with children on creative projects.

When schools close for vacation on  April 10-14, the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s Education Department offers fun, creative workshops for pre-kindergarten children and those in grades K-4.

Advance registration is required for all workshops. Please call (631) 854-5539 for more information and to register.

All workshops are held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Fee: $18 for members, $20 for non-members.

Cancellation policy: The Museum reserves the right to cancel any workshop that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements. Refunds will be issued up to seven days before the start of a workshop, for a cancellation made by the registrant.

Monday, April 10
Fish and Whales
Grades 3 and 4
We’ll visit the marine collection and compare the anatomy of fish and marine mammals and create a mixed-media underwater seascape.

Tuesday, April 11
Carnivores and Herbivores
Kindergarten – Grade 2
Visit the wildlife dioramas, compare carnivores and herbivores and make a big cat mask.

Wednesday, April 12
Butterflies and Moths
Preschool (with adult)
Visit the insect collection, learn about the characteristics of butterflies and moths, and make a mobile.


(Museum administrative office hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 4:00. Closed weekends and holidays.)
Hours – Museum and Mansion
Through April 10, 2017: Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00. Last mansion tour begins at 4:00. (The Museum and Mansion are closed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.) Planetarium open Friday and Saturday nights. Hours – Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium
Through April 10, 2017: Daytime shows Tuesday at 2:00, and Saturday and Sunday at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00. Evening shows on Friday and Saturday at 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00. (The Planetarium is closed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, but is open Friday and Saturday nights.) 


Open Monday, April 10, through Friday, April 14, for School Spring Vacation

Closed Easter Sunday, April 16

March 3 – May 16

Friday Nights
8:00 – Long Island Skies
9:00 – From Earth to the Universe – New Show!
10:00 – Led Zeppelin – New Laser Show!

Saturday Nights
8:00 – Night Sky, Live!
9:00 – From Earth to the Universe – New Show!
10:00 – Led Zeppelin – New Laser show!

Saturday & Sunday Afternoons 

12:00 – One World, One Sky
1:00 – Earth, Moon, and Sun
2:00 – From Earth to the Universe – New Show!
3:00 – Night Sky, Live!
4:00 – Black Holes

Tuesday Afternoons
2:00 – From Earth to the Universe – New Show!


Year-round viewing of the night sky (weather permitting), Friday only, 9:00-10:00. Observation is free.
Museum Admission
General museum admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students with ID and seniors (62 and older), and $3 for children 12 and under. General admission includes estate-grounds access to the Marine Museum, Memorial Wing natural-history and ethnographic-artifact galleries, Nursery Wing, Habitat Room, Egyptian mummy and Stoll Wing animal-habitat dioramas. For a mansion tour, add $6 per ticket. (A video tour of the mansion is available on request.)
Mansion Tours
Guided tours of the Vanderbilt Mansion — listed on the National Register of Historic Places — are available Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00.
Planetarium Admission
During the day, visitors to the Planetarium pay general museum admission ($7 for adults, $6 for students with IDs and seniors 62 and older, and $3 for children 12 and under), plus $6 each for a Planetarium show. Since the museum is closed in the evening, no general museum admission is charged — visitors pay only for Planetarium show tickets: $9 for adults, $8 for students with IDs and seniors 62 and older, and $7 for children 12 and under.
Vanderbilt Observatory
Night-sky viewing on Friday (weather permitting), 9:00-10:00 p.m. Observation is free.


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Event categories: Family, History, and Workshops/Classes.Event tags: Family/Kids, Historical Landmark, History, Interactive, Suffolk, Vacation, and Workshop.

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