How fun does “Sock Skating” sound? Our very own, Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City is bringing the joy of Winter indoors for the ultimate family fun experience. Enjoy the memories you will make inside the Snowflake Village with your kids as you enjoy the experience wearing “sock skates”. This fun winter exhibit opens on November 12th, 2022 and will close on January 8th, 2023.
“As the weather turns colder, children naturally spend less time outside engaged in active play,” explains LICM Director of Education Aimee Terzulli. “Snowflake Sock Skating addresses this issue by offering them opportunities to get moving and burn off pent-up energy.” Additionally, she notes, “LICM’s Snowflake Village experience encourages kids to use their imaginations as they take on roles associated with familiar winter activities.” LICM plans for Snowflake Sock Skating to be an annual visitor experience.
This new exhibit offers plenty of opportunities for active play as kids stretch, twirl and glide. The best part? Enjoy all the fun of this winter sport without the runny noses or cold hands.
As visitors step off the “ice” they can jump into dramatic play in LICM’s Snowflake Village, which simulates cozy winter scenes. Children can become bakers in the holiday sweet shop, step inside a giant snowman to serve up some “hot” cocoa, take a turn in the rink’s “ticket booth” or “warm up” around a rink side “fire” pit.
LICM will continue to offer free public programs to complement the exhibit experience throughout its run, including:
- Hot Cocoa in a Jar (Saturday, November 26 from noon to 2 p.m.) – Come by and make some hot cocoa in a jar. Pick your own toppings and decorate your jar.
- The Great Skate (Sunday November 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.) – Make your own colorful skates to take home.
Find out more on the LICM website: HERE
Long Island Children’s Museum is located at:
11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
About the Long Island Children’s Museum (www.licm.org)
The mission of Long Island Children’s Museum is to connect all our communities’ children, and those who care for them, to a life of wonder, imagination and exploration. At LICM, children discover their passions and their relationship to the world we share. The 40,000-square-foot museum welcomes nearly 275,000 children annually. The private, not-for-profit institution chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, offers museum-based educational programs and cultural experiences, as well as an extensive community outreach program offered in schools, libraries and youth centers across Long Island. Additionally, the Children’s Museum operates the historic Nunley’s Carousel in association with Nassau County, one of three intact Stein & Goldstein carousels still in existence.
LICM is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), recognized as the field’s gold standard for museum excellence and signifies a museum’s quality, credibility and deep commitment to mission and community. Less than 3% of the nation’s more than 30,000 museums have earned this recognition. LICM is currently the only children’s museum in NY State, and just one of 16 nationwide, to achieve accreditation. The Museum is the recipient of the 2012 National Medal for Museum & Library Service, the highest honor conferred on museums for extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental, and social contributions.