Five events for kids happening on Long Island next week

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Freeport Memorial Library at Real Life Ninja Academy

Friday, Jan. 10, 5:45 p.m.












Kids between third and sixth grades can attempt to conquer obstacles inspired by the television show “American Ninja Warrior.” Kids will be instructed by professionals in a safe, yet fun environment. Parents and guardians must stay in attendance at the academy.

Where: Real Life Ninja Academy, 272 Buffalo Ave., Freeport, NY 11520

Info: 516-379-3274, or



Dinosaur World Live

Friday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m.











Attendees will learn about dinosaurs through this show. The audience will be joining an explorer across uncharted territories as they encounter several kinds of dinosaurs, each looking life-like. Kids can participate in the prehistoric archaeological dig at 5:30 p.m. in the Tilles Center Patron’s Lounge for free. Regular ticket prices for the event range from $29 to $55.

Where: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, NY 11548

Info: 516-299-3100 or


STEM Explorers: Surrounded by STEM

Saturday, Jan. 11, 11 a.m.











With help from the “Green Teens,” kids will investigate the worlds of science, teaching, engineering and math. Each category will have its own activity station for kids to see and perform hands-on activities and demonstrations related to the discipline. While admission to the museum is $14 or $13 for those 65 or older and aren’t museum members, this activity is free after admission.

Where: Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY 11530

Info: 516-224-5800 or


Family Movie Matinee: Toy Story 4

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m.













The Floral Park Library will be holding a screening of “Toy Story 4.” There will be snacks on hand for the families in attendance. Kids must be accompanied by an adult to attend the screening. There is no registration required for the event. The film’s running time is approximately 100 minutes.

Where: Floral Park Public Library, 17 Caroline Pl., Floral Park, NY 11001

Info: 516-326-6330 or


3D Printing and Engineering Design Winter Elementary Session

Monday, Jan. 13, 5 p.m.











Kids will learn how to create their own designs and print things on a 3D printer. They’ll become familiar with Tinkercad and Polar Cloud, explore the language of 3D printing, explore the engineering design process, and learn the basics of how to use a Computer-Aided Design program. This event is meant for kids between third and fifth grades. This five-class session is $125 for the public or $100 for science center members.

Where: Long Island Science Center, 40 Peconic Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901

Info: 631-208-8000, or



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