Staycations can be the absolute best! Leave the travel stress behind and enjoy activities in the Five Harbors.

Spring Break 2018 Events

4/2/-4/4- Vanderbilt Museum: April School Break Workshops

4/2-4/6- CSH Fish Hatchery: Spring Break Hatchery tours, feeding demonstrations, animal encounters and more!

4/3 & 4/5 CSH DNA Learning Center: Guided Otzi the Iceman Tour

4/3-4/6 CSH Whaling Museum: Spring Break Camp- Ocean Explorers 

4/4-4/6 - Northport Historical Society: History Takes A Spring Vacation- Around Town

See below for more information




photo courtesy of the Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium offers a plethora of opportunities to keep the kids busy. The mansion and museum are open all week from 12:00-4:00. Take a tour of the mansion or keep everyone entranced with the menagerie of exhibits including a visit to the Hall of Fishes.  The planetarium has various shows throughout the day.

  • 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721
  • 631.854.5579

Visit Blondies Bakeshop or Hometown Bakeshop for delicious treats!

Cold Spring Harbor

Visit quaint seaside Cold Spring Harbor for fun museums and educations centers, take a hike or grab a bite to eat including Gourmet Whaler and Sweetie Pies.  

photo courtesy of CSH Fish Hatchery

CSH Fish Hatchery- an environmental education center and public aquarium has various programs as well as tours and feeding demonstrations during the break. 

  • 1660 NY 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
  • 516-692-6768

photo courtesy of CSH Whaling Museum

CSH Whaling Museum- the Whaling Museum is the only facility on Long Island and in New York State open year-round which focuses primarily on the whaling history of the region and giving an understanding of one of Long Island’s earliest major industries- whaling.

  • 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
  • 631-367-3418

photo courtesy of DNA Learning Center

CSH DNA Learning Center- tour exhibits currently on display. The DNA Learning Center has Otzi the Iceman and BOLD, the Barcode Of Life. 

  • 334 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
  • 516-367-5170


Something for everyone in downtown Huntington... grab a slice,  whether its finding your favorite ice cream or frozen yogurt, catching a movie, exploring your artistic side at Claytime or
playing in Heckscher Park or Sandbox Playspace

photo courtesy of Sandbox Playspace


  • 46 Gerard Street, Huntington, NY 11743
  • 631-425-6133

Sandbox Playspace

  • 51 Gibson Ave, Huntington, NY 11743
  • 631-421-1600

photo courtesy of Heckscher Museum

Heckscher Museum - nurture the artistic side by taking in the art at Heckscher Museum. Make it interactive and create a masterpiece on their 55 inch digital touchscreen, snap a photo on their selfie station or "create your own" activity station. 

  • 2 Prime Ave, Huntington, NY 11743
  • 631-351-3250


Take a stroll in Northport Village for great shops, treats and ice creams and be sure to hold hands while taking in the sights of the Harbor on the community dock. The Village Park offers two playgrounds for fun swinging and sliding. 

Visit Einstein's Attic for a toy break! 

  • 79 Main St, Northport, NY 11768
  • 631-261-7564

photo courtesy of Northport Historical Society

Northport Historical Society- History takes a Vacation over the breaks which gives campers the opportunity to explore history and experience local venues like the Engeman Theater.

  • 215 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768
  • 631-757-9859


photo courtesy of the Engeman Theater

Engeman Theater- take the kids to a live performance. The theater frequently has performances geared to children throughout the year. 

  • 250 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768
  • 631-261-2900