There are so many different types of museums on Long Island, partly because Long Island has such a rich history. So, when a museum is named Best Museum on Long Island, that’s a pretty big deal, so on with the winners. We bring you this years winners for Best Museum on Long Island.
Long Islanders Voted Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead Best Museum on Long Island!
1. Atlantis Marine World
431 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-208-9200. www.atlantismarineworld.com
Known as Long Island’s Aquarium, Atlantis Marine World blends science and nature with the myth of the Lost City of Atlantis that makes a fun learning environment for all ages. AMW is also home to NY State’s only authorized marine mammal and sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation center, the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation. More than one million visitors have been to AMW and it’s definitely worth a second and third visit to see all of the fascinating exhibits.
2. LI Children’s Museum
11 Davis Ave., Garden City. 516-224-5800. www.licm.com
The Long Island Children’s Museum is both fun and educational. Conveniently located next to the Cradle of Aviation, this is a great place to see performances and play, and if your child has a birthday coming up, they also host birthday parties.
3. Cradle of Aviation
Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. 516-572-4111. www.cradleofaviation.org
Long Island has a rich history in aviation. The first continental flight flew out of Long Island, and the airfields here were used for military training during both World War I and World War II. Visiting the Cradle of Aviation makes people look at Long Island from a different view…shall we say bird’s eye?