Long Island Children's Museum

After being cooped up in the house for the last 5 days, we needed to GET OUT Sunday morning. So off we went to the Long Island Children's Museum! I've been wanting to go here for quite some time, and I felt that Natalie was finally old enough to take advantage of all it had to offer.

 She was still a little young for many parts of the museum. I look forward to taking her back when she is older, but she definitely had fun in the sand and bubble areas:

They had a specific area just for toddlers where she got to work in an Ice Cream Truck, ride and conduct the Long Island Railroad, plant a garden, drive a tractor, sound the alarm in a lighthouse, and ride a motorcycle:

Natalie had a very good time, and this place was very cool. But, I wasn't blown away by it. It's a place we'll certainly go back to at some point, but it won't be a regular stopping place - particularly for the price of $13 per person.  I can take her to many other play areas on the island for the same price or cheaper, and only pay for her while Chris and I are free as "her adults." Here, we all had to pay entry which came out to a $40 morning. Not crazy, I know, but still. 
No Joke: She hugged this flower and said "Will you be my friend forever?" Cutest. Thing. Ever.
After we were done at the museum, we headed directly next door to Nunley's Carousel. This is literally one, giant, indoor carousel that operates year round. She was too scared to ride on the horses (got a few good shots before she decided she didn't like it anymore) but she loved riding in one of the sit-down stationary sleighs!

This was the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning. We were back home in time for lunch and naptime, and I still felt like we had a full day out and about with Natalie exploring and learning! 


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