Fall Workshops for Children

Exploring the collection galleries before Halloween
Vanderbilt Museum photo

Children can learn, create and have fun in fall workshops offered by the Learning Center at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. The Center is located on the Museum grounds at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721.

Most Museum workshops run from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, except where indicated. Fee: $20 / $18 for members. Advanced registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 631-854-5539.

The Vanderbilt Education Department also offers FREE children’s activities with Admission on weekends.

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Halloween Party

Friday, October 25, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

It’s lights out in the Museum! We’ll explore the collections with flashlights in a not-so-spooky tour then create a creepy jar perfect for Halloween. Fee: $20 / $18 for members.

A Kid’s Life at ‘Eagle’s Nest’

Saturday, December 7, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Children will tour the decorated mansion with an educator and learn about the Vanderbilt family, while playing games and listening to music and radio programs of the 1930s.

School Vacation Workshops

(include collections tours, activities, and a creative project)

Grades K-3

Thursday, December 26 – Repurposed Art:  Solstice Lantern
Friday, December 27 – Starry Night Diorama
Monday, December 30 – Hibernating Animals
Thursday, January 2 – Sun Wall Art

Monday, February 17 – Mixed Media: Deep Sea Collage
Tuesday, February 18 – Owl Diorama
Wednesday, February 19 – Animal Portraits
Thursday, February 20 – Sail the Seas with Mr. V
Friday, February 21 – Repurposed Art: Owl Sculpture

Preschool (with adult)
Friday, January 3: Starry Snow Globe

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