With the end of summer coming parents are trying to fill the last few days of vacation with activities that are educational and fun.
The Long Island Children's Museum (LICM) has a solution that will have kids buzzing into their new classrooms filled with knowledge – bee knowledge that is! The event Honey Hoopla will take place Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 12:30 – 4 p.m. at the museum.
Families are invited to enjoy a variety of bee-themed activities including building big eyed bee hats, creating bubble wands while learning what bubbles and bees have in common, insect inspired face painting and enjoying tasty bee snacks.
The highlight of the day is sure to be when local beekeepers extract honey from the hives located on the museum’s roof live for visitors to see. Afterwards families will be invited to taste the fresh honey. All activities are drop-in while supplies last and are free with museum admission.
"We’ve been watching the hives on the roof and in the Feasts for Beasts gallery grow throughout the summer and have learned so much about bees in the process," LICM director of education Aimee Terzulli said. "Most people are afraid of bees because they don’t understand them so we thought it would be a great learning experience to celebrate bees and everything they contribute to humans."
All activities will be held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum admission is $11 for adults and children over 1 year old, under 1 year old free and $10 seniors. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information, contact 516-224-5800 or visit www.licm.org.