Sightseeing in Hampton Bays

Flying Lesson at Icon Aviation Group, LLC (Up to 67% Off)

Icon Aviation Group, LLC

Multiple Locations

Take to the skies with a licensed certified flight instructor and log your journey in the accompanying logbook

$299.25 $99

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Admission for Two or a One-Year Family Membership at The Long Island Museum (50% Off)

The Long Island Museum

Stony Brook

Affiliated with the Smithsonian, the museum offers visitors a glimpse of Long Island's past with art, carriages, and cultural artifacts

$18 $9

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Holiday Trolley Ride with Santa for Two or Four at The Shore Line Trolley Museum (Up to 50% Off)

The Shore Line Trolley Museum

East Haven

Ride on seasonally decorated trolley, visit with Santa, and admire museum’s Christmas lights

$20 $12

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Wild-Food and Ecology Tour for Two, Four, or Six from "Wildman" Steve Brill (Up to 63% Off)

"Wildman" Steve Brill

Multiple Locations

Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries, and medicinal herbs while learning about the ecology of local parks and open space

$40 $20

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Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum Visit for Two or Four or Individual or Family Membership (Up to 51% Off)

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum‎

Cold Spring Harbor

Workshop, exhibits, and more than 6,000 artifacts trace Long Island’s whaling history

$12 $6

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$23 for $50 Worth of Gallery Visits — Cambridge Art & Framing

Cambridge Art & Framing, Inc

Farmingdale

From the merchant: Art Gallery and Museum Quality Custom Framing, with Custom Mirrors and TV Framing

$50 $23

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Lauded by People magazine in 2010, Children's Museum of the East End strives to promote learning through play, propelling kids throughout 4,000 square feet of classrooms and interactive exhibits designed for toddling tykes aged 0 and older. At some of the museum's 13 permanent exhibits, kids can strike a chord at the Musical Forest, crest rolling waves at a seafaring ship, paint a creative masterpiece at the drop-in art studio, and crawl up through a hollowed-out log into a tree house. Along other erudite roads, windmills spill their revolutionary secrets and potatoes metamorphose into potato chips when taunted with persistent crinkling of a cellophane bag. Outdoor mazes and gardens liberate cooped-up minds, freeing them to scamper along twisted trails and fragrant greens.

376 Sag Harbor Tpke
Bridgehampton,
NY
US

The same mansion that once hosted prosperous whaler Benjamin Huntting II and his family in 1845 has become the doomed dwelling of the ghosts of drunken pirates and sailors. In one room, cannibals menace passersby. In another, ghoulish doctors perform an autopsy. Meanwhile, the widow who has wandered the house’s rooms since 1868 seethes at these spirits who have invaded her home. For a few weeks each fall, the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum transforms into the haunted attraction, filled with actors in ghostly costumes and makeup, filling in for the real ghosts who forgot to renew their SAG memberships. Currently doubling as the museum and a Masonic temple, the house was designated an official project of the Save America’s Treasures program by then–First Lady Hillary Clinton.

Museum staffers usher guests through an entrance marked by corinthian columns and a temple-style portico, both of which were designed by American architect Minard Lafever. Once inside, visitors navigate the horror-filled rooms, where figures lurk in shadows behind carved wooden doorframes and under intricate plaster ceilings. The haunted museum provides a sharp contrast to the museum’s other yearly events, which include rotating exhibitions featuring art and colonial artifacts.

200 Main St
Sag Harbor,
NY
US

The Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center throws its visitors into the shark tank. And the tropical lagoon. And the salt marsh. As executive director Bryan DeLuca noted in the New York Times, the center (formerly Atlantis Marine World) is one of the most interactive aquariums in the area, which snagged it a place on Parents magazine's list of the 10 Best Aquariums for Kids. The Atlantis-themed aquarium’s educational exhibits combine myth with science as they bring guests face to gills with creatures such as eels, jellyfish, seals, and clownfish. In addition to its indoor and outdoor exhibits right on the banks of the Peconic River, the aquarium delights guests with aquatic adventures such as snorkeling or receiving a photo op and kiss from loveable sea lion Java, who still dreams of one day being turned into a beautiful princess.

431 E Main St
Riverhead,
NY
US

The Long Island Science Center seeks to promote the knowledge and love of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology in people of all ages. They adopt a ?learning by doing? philosophy, which results in myriad interactive exhibits that explore subjects such as volcanoes, Egyptian hieroglyphics, the planets, and crime scenes. The museum also holds regular special and seasonal events, as well as special programs for school groups.

11 W Main St
Riverhead,
NY
US

An 18-foot giraffe cranes its neck to look at passing visitors. Across the path, ring-tailed lemurs swing between the trees. Nearby, alligators thrash in a swamp, and ostriches strut through the grass. The animal handlers at Long Island Game Farm—comprising a team of veterinary students and environmental workers—care for these native and exotic species in re-creations of their natural habitats. On any regular day, they guide visitors past enclosures populated by aoudad sheep, cougars, zebras, and red kangaroos, and demonstrate the creatures’ eating habits through scheduled viewable feedings. They also let visitors feed giraffes, goats, and zebras by hand, and discuss each creature’s lifestyle without judging them by their nighttime hobbies.

A series of trails winds through woods and public picnic areas, leading to areas such as Bambiland—an enclosure for Mediterranean and native deer—and Old MacDonald's Farmyard, where visitors can bottle-feed baby animals and hang out with pigs, rabbits, goats, and ponies. Park staffers also help smaller visitors on and off the park’s carnival rides that include spinning teacups, a miniature train, and an antique carousel. In the summer, they further engage children in Camp Zoo, a one-week day camp during which an experienced instructor teaches participants about environmental conservation and divulges facts and gossip about various animals.

638 Chapman Boulevard
Manorville,
NY
US

Something special happened in Connecticut during the early 20th century: artists began flocking to Miss Florence Griswold?s boardinghouse, creating an epicenter of American impressionism in the village of Old Lyme. Today, visitors to the Florence Griswold Museum can explore the same house and grounds, learning about Connecticut's crucial role in American art while dreaming up masterpieces of their own.

  • Size: an 11-acre museum campus with indoor art galleries, gardens, walking trails, and historic buildings
  • Crown Jewel: A National Landmark, the Florence Griswold House once served as a boarding house to more than 200 American artists, some of whom left paintings on the house itself
  • The Art: exhibitions of American art from the 18th to the 20th centuries, featured inside the Krieble Gallery
  • Eye Catcher: a landscape historian and several volunteers have recreated Miss Florence's old-fashioned garden, which was the subject of many paintings
  • Hands-On Activities: guests can pick up "Can You Find Me?" cards to search for key paintings, as well as a scavenger hunt list of objects to look for inside the Florence Griswold House
  • Don't Miss: Stroll along the river until you reach Anticipator, a sculpture that combines three steel limbs and a recycled tree trunk
  • Pro Tips: well-behaved dogs are allowed outside, and artists can bring along their tools to paint the scenery
  • Special Programs: art lectures, crafting events, seasonal festivals, and signature Make-a-Painting Sunday events
96 Lyme St.
Old Lyme,
CT
US