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Long Island Museums

The Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages
1200 Route 25A 
Stony Brook, NY 11790 
(631) 751-0066
                        
The History Museum presents permanent and changing exhibitions that bring to life the history of Long Island and its relation to American culture. The Art Museum features American art from the museum’s collection as well as traveling exhibitions. The Carriage Museum features 10 galleries housing the museum’s collection of more than 200 horse-drawn carriages, widely recognized as the finest in the United States. 
HOURS: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon - 5 p.m. Admission - $4 with college ID

Heckscher Museum of Art
(631) 351-3250
Two Prime Avenue 
Huntington, NY 11743

In 1920, August Heckscher, Industrialist, Real Estate Developer, and Philanthropist, dedicated the Heckscher Museum of Art's beaux-arts building, his personal art collection, and the surrounding 18.5-acre park to "the people of Huntington, especially the children." Today, the Museum is known throughout the Long Island Community as a premier cultural and educational resource that houses a distinguished permanent art collection, presents major exhibitions, and offers educational programs for individuals of all ages on European and American art, from the Renaissance to the present.
Admission - $5.

Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum
(631) 668-2544
2000 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954

National Maritime Historic Landmark. Museum, tower and gift shop. Tours of 20 or more are welcomed all year. Admission price includes museum, gift shop and tower climb as well as a 28 minute video. This is the oldest lighthouse on Long Island, and also the oldest in New York State, completed in 1796 on a spot where the Royal Navy had maintained signal bonfires for its ships during the American Revolution. Located at the easternmost tip of Long Island.
Hours change, so check the website. Admission - $8.

Nassau County Museum of Art
(516) 484-9337
One Museum Drive 
Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576

Located on 145 acres in Roslyn Harbor, the Nassau County Museum of Art combines the dynamic imagery of a museum experience with an historic mansion, extraordinary Outdoor Sculpture Garden and formal gardens. NCMA provides the Long Island community and beyond with four important exhibitions per year of prominent, world renowned artists. 
Admission - $10 , students - $4.

Cradle of Aviation
(516) 572-4111
One Davis Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Long Island's world class aviation museum, Leroy R. and Rose W. Grumman IMAX Dome Theater and Red Planet Café located in Reckson Special Events Center, 100 years of Long ISland's Aerospace Heritage. Check the website for museum ticket prices and IMAX movie prices.

Old Bethpage Village Restoration
(516) 572-8400
Round Swamp Road 
Old Bethpage, NY
                  
A pre-Civil War farm village with original structures moved from other parts of Long Island, including a church, general store, tavern, craft shops, farm and residential homes.

Water Mill Museum 

(631) 726-4625
41 Old Mill Road 
Water Mill, NY
                  
A museum covering the history of Water Mill since 1644. Next to Mill Creek conservation project. Closed on Tuesdays. Donations welcome.

Guild Hall Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
(631) 324-0806
158 Main Street Street 
East Hampton, NY
                  
Located in East Hampton Guild Hall holds both museum exhibitions and theater performances. Students are eligible for free student rush tickets prior to performances. See their website for details. Admission- $7 dollars suggested donation. Prices for shows and events vary.