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Museums are fun and informative. Here are the top Long Island museums to spend a day at.

Ready to learn or be inspired this weekend? A trip to one of Long Island's world-class museums can be the perfect escape. Long Island is home to over 100 museums, so if you want to immerse yourself in art, history, or science, there is a local museum with programming and exhibits for everyone. Museums are also a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family. Here are six Long Island museums that our real estate agents love to visit:

  • Long Island Museum - 1200 NY-25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790
    If there is one place that encapsulates the history, art, and culture of Long Island, it's the Long Island Museum. Learn all about American history and the important heritage Long Island played in the development of this country. Browse a unique array of artifacts and a large display of both local and international art. The museum itself sits on a beautiful nine-acre campus.

  • The Heckscher Museum of Art - 2 Prime Ave, Huntington, NY 11743
    Explore rotating exhibits of modern art from many different cultures at the Heckscher Museum of Art. This fall, the museum is featuring works from 57 local artists from both Nassau and Suffolk counties as part of the Long Island Biennial Exhibit, which runs October 1 through January 22. If you'd like to live closer to this wonderful art museum, we recommend scheduling a tour of one of these nearby Huntington homes for sale.

  • Cradle of Aviation Museum - Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530
    Long Island has played an important role in our America's aviation history, and the Cradle of Aviation Museum helps to tell that story. Explore replica and original aircraft from different eras and learn about the history of flight — from the Wright brothers through the space shuttle. This is a must-see museum for anyone interested in aviation.

  • Sagamore Hill - 20 Sagamore Hill Rd, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
    Visit the former home of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. Nicknamed "The Summer Whitehouse", Sagamore Hill is an 83-acre estate has been transformed into a museum showcasing the life of the Roosevelt family. Tours are about 45 minutes and take you throughout the home as well as the surrounding yards and gardens.

  • The Long Island Children's Museum - 11 Davis Ave, Garden City, NY 11530
    If you're looking for a museum that's more suitable for kids, the whole family will enjoy a trip to the Long Island Children's Museum. With 14 interactive exhibits, live theater, art, and programming for kids, this museum makes learning fun. It's also a great place to host a birthday party!

  • Nassau County Museum Of Art - One Museum Dr, Roslyn, NY 11576
    Explore beautiful exhibits showcasing modern art from around the world. Browse paintings and photography at the Nassau County Museum of Art. The museum also has a beautiful outdoor section featuring a sculpture garden, an arboretum, and many trails. If you love the museum, you might be interested in living in one of these Nassau County homes for sale just down the road. 

Having some of the country's best museums in your own backyard is yet another great thing about living on Long Island. Contact us today to explore local listings.

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