Drop by the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor on April 20-21 and April 23-24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to create fun, ocean-friendly crafts using upcycled materials and your imagination! Free with admission of $6 adults, $5 children/seniors. Call 367-3418.
Join the Cold Spring Harbor Hatchery, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor for a bird buffet program April 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A bird’s beak is unique! Learn about the different types of bird beaks and what they are designed to eat, then make your own bird feeder to take home and feed your garden’s feathered friends. Free with an entrance fee of $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 3 to 12 years old. For more information, call 516-692-6768.
Plant grass and flower seeds
Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station will host a spring break children’s gardening program, planting grass and flower seeds, April 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. Join them in planting flowers at the Gathering House and enjoying the poetry. $5 per child. Welcome without appointment. For more information, call 427-5240.
Hatchery Earth Day
Celebrate Earth Day at Cold Spring Harbor Hatchery, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor on April 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by learning about the plants. Become a nature detective by identifying seeds, learn what plants need to grow and what we get from plants. Make your own “seed bombs” to take home and plant your own little piece of nature. Free with an entrance fee of $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 3 to 12 years old. For more information, call 516-692-6768.
Walk-in family celebration
Earth meets art as the Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook hosts a family celebration for Earth Day April 22 from 1-3 p.m. Families are invited to visit the current exhibits to find inspiration and participate in Earth Day-inspired activities. , including an art project, on the grounds of the Museum. All ages are welcome with 2-for-1 admission sponsored by Jefferson’s Ferry. For more information, call 751-0066 or visit www.longislandmuseum.org.
Recycled Ocean Jewelry
The Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor is hosting a Recycled Ocean Jewelry Workshop for kids ages 8 and up on April 22 from 1-3 p.m. Did you know you can turn old newspapers into beautiful, long-lasting jewelry? Make your own recycled paper beads and use them to decorate a necklace with a real sea glass charm during this drop-in program. The price is admission + $10 participant. For more information, call 367-3418.
Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, East Setauket will present a children’s workshop, Bunny Blast, on April 23 and 24 at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Children ages 3-12 will meet some of the farm’s newest baby bunnies, learn about rabbit care and feeding, make a bunny, tour the farm, and more during this two-hour class. . $40 per child. To register, call 689-8172 or visit www.bennersfarm.com.
earth day every day
Join Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown for a family program, Earth Day, daily April 24, 1-3 p.m. Celebrate the wonders of the natural world and the living things that share the planet with us. Kids will meet resident animals, enjoy the natural world through their senses, and go on a scavenger hunt to discover some of the things they can do to help the natural world. Leave with a gear to help reduce your impact on the Earth. $10 per child, $5 per adult. To register, visit www.sweetbriarnc.org. For more information, call 979-6344.
Visit Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown on April 28 from 7-9pm for an Owl Prowl! Meet and learn about some of the Centre’s resident owls, then embark on a walk in the dark to enjoy the night. Dress warmly, wear insect repellent and bring a flashlight just in case. Open to families with children from 5 years old. $15 per person. For tickets, visit www.sweetbriarnc.org.
Call for private detectives! For the month of April, the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor presents Scrimshaw Detectives! Spy around the museum and look for clues to discover the secret meanings hidden in the art of scrimshaw. When you are done with your tasks, design and engrave your own scrimshaw box to take home. From 5 years. Admission plus $10 per participant. Call 367-3418 for details.
The John W. Engeman Theatre, 250 Main St., Northport presents Dreamworks’ Madagascar: A Musical Adventure from April 2 through May 8. Join Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, Gloria the hip hippo hippo and, of course, those hilarious, scheming penguins as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves in an unexpected journey into the crazy world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore, and an upbeat score, Madagascar will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!” All seats are $20. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com.
“High School Musical Jr.” by Disney
We are all in the same boat! The hit Disney Channel musical comes to life at the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown in Disney’s High School Musical Jr. from April 15 through May 15. Troy, Gabriella, and the students at East High must deal with issues of love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. The contagious and dancing songs of the show will have you dancing in your armchairs! All seats are $25. To order, call 724-3700 or visit www.smithtownpac.org.
“The Adventures of Peter Rabbit”
The Adventures of Peter Rabbit jumps to Theater Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson from April 16 to May 7 (Sensory Sensitive performance April 24). Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-Tail, Benjamin Bunny, the McGregors and all their friends come to life in this delicious musical adaptation suggested by the characters created by Beatrix Potter. Fun for the whole family and a tradition of Théâtre Trois for spring break! $10 per person. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.
A royal princess party
Come one, come all to a royal princess party at the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown from April 18-22 at 11 a.m. Everyone’s favorite princesses return to the royal realm of Smithtown to reunite and celebrate their stories. Join royal historians as they walk you through meeting each of the princesses, teach the morals behind each of their stories, and sing their favorite songs in this immersive play. Princesses, princes and royals of all ages are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Special surprises and magic touches make this show a royal treat! All seats are $16. To order, call 724-3700 or visit www.smithtownpac.org.