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Founded in 1891, the Darlington Schoolhouse is incorporated in the National Registry of Historic Places. The school was also home to the community hall as well as chapel. Currently, it is owned by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.
The Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center provides interactive exhibits for children and adults to experience first-hand the job and tradition of firefighters. With antique fire equipment and vintage fire trucks, you can take a peak into the history of the Nassau County Fire stations and revel in how much the technology has advanced. The tour is great for school groups or family outings.
For a valuable understanding of the power of flight, a human dream turned reality in a few short centuries, the Cradle of Aviation Museum is the destination of choice - and Long Island provides the perfect historical context. Permanent exhibits detail exciting periods of major developments in aviation, and the IMAX theater shows educational and entertaining programming every day. Special events are frequently scheduled, particularly for children, and don't forget to check out the Red Planet Cafe and Museum Store on-site. See website for details.
Children can play safely and without any fear at Long Island Children's Museum. Teachers can join the summer course on how to teach animal behavior, physical science subjects, nature, exploring cultures, gardening in class, and puppetry. Parents have a workshop too, which increases their involvement with children in their learning at the museum. Long Island Children's Museum exposes the parents to informal ways of educating children. Guided tours are available and, of course, no adult is allowed without a child in this museum.
Located on the Rutgers University and featuring over 60,000 permanent exhibits, the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum has worked tirelessly towards the preservation and promotion of art in New Brunswick. What awaits you here is not just contemporary American art, but 19th century Soviet and French art too. A research library proves to be a useful resource for students and aficionados who can avail of the exhaustive material available here. Check website for details on any upcoming exhibitions or events.