Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center – Aspiring firefighters will want to stop here. The 5,000-square-foot center in Garden City is dedicated to educating the public about fire safety and prevention. Find out how you can prevent fires and what to do in case of an emergency.
Old Bethpage Village - The 209-acre farm located on the Nassau-Suffolk border contains 51 19th century buildings and seven reconstructions. Trace the footsteps of Long Islanders from that period with a visit to the general store or schoolhouse. Watch vintage baseball teams duke it out on the field.
Vanderbilt Museum – A mansion. A planetarium. A natural history museum. Located in Suffolk County, this museum celebrates the Vanderbilts’ long and established history in New York. Be amazed at the splendid 24-room mansion built by William K. Vanderbilt II.
Brookhaven National Laboratories Science Museum – Foster your little Einstein's love of science at this museum. Kids of all ages and grade levels can participate in several one-and-a-half hour programs featuring a range of hands-on experiments. Find out how sound travels, and make your hair stand on end at the static electricity exhibit.
The Saint James General Store – Built in 1857, this is the oldest continuously operating general store in the country. In its early days, locals purchased goods and caught up on town gossip here. In 1990, the county of Suffolk and state of New York purchased the general store through an endowment and began restoring it to the period between 1880 and 1910.
The Long Island Museum – This attraction is located on nine acres within the historic village of Stony Brook. Stroll landscaped gardens surrounding the 18th and 19th century structures. View more than 40,000 artifacts, historic carriages and works by artists such as William Sidney Mount.