11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530

Phone Number

(516) 224 - 5800

Date Visited



Link to Website

Long Island Childrens Museum


The Long Island Children's Museum is located at 11 Davis Ave, Garden City. It is located on Museum Row.  If driving, go past the entrance to the Cradle of Aviation Museum and LICM sign, to the second traffic light.  Turn right into the paved, parking lot. Four accessible parking spaces are close to the entrance. The street level entrance has several single doors,  an entry way, and another door to the lobby.

The two floor museum has smooth concrete floors throughout. An elevator takes one to the second floor. Galleries are spacious.  Seating is available throughout. In good weather, an accessible ,outdoor, sensory  garden and activity area is open.

Multi-stall, accessible restrooms, including a baby-changing station, are located on each floor.  An accessible,  single-occupancy/family restroom is located on the main floor, near the "Tot Spot."

A family friendly cafeteria allows outside food, as well as having several vending machines with snacks and drinks.

The theater is fully accessible.


    Attraction Type:  museum, kid-friendly
    Number of accessible spaces:  4
    Location of accessible spaces:  near main entrance
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  close
    Transportation to venue offered:  na
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  bench outside entrance
    Paths and walkways:  concrete
    Location of accessible entrance:  main entrance
    Doors:  several, street-level, single doors
    Number of floors:  2
    Elevators:  1
    Ramps:  in "Climb It"
    Steps and staircases:  to second floor
    Width of aisles:  spacious throughout
    Places to sit:  some seating on each floor
    Location of restrooms:  ** on each floor
    Type of restroom:  see comments
    Ease of entry and exit:  OK
    Baby changing station:  yes
    Available food services:  ***cafeteria on main floor
    Friendliness of staff:  pleasant and helpful
    Notes:  * Go to second traffic light after Cradle of Aviation, past LICM sign. Turn right into LICM lot. ** Multi-stall, accessible restrooms are located on each floor. An accessible, single-occupancy/family restroom is located on the main floor, near the "Tot Spot." *** Cafeteria allows outside food. There are some vending machines.

Read More

If you have never taken a child to the LICM (Long Island Children’s Museum) you are both missing out on a wonderful experience. This museum has it “all”  for kids.

The aim of the museum is to “connect all of our communities’ children, and those who care for them, to one another and a life of wonder, imagination and exploration,” (website)  and they do an amazing job of it.   Everyone seems to have a terrific time.  This leaning space is “devoted to the busy work of play.” The state of the art theater is fully accessible,  including  a ramp directly onto the stage for wheelchair access. Next to the “Climbit” Exhibit is a ramp that gives the sensation of climbing even if one is in a wheelchair.  We walked up and really felt like we were climbing up hills. The  “Bubbles” exhibit is now fully accessible as well.  A wheelchair can easily access the area where you can make a bubble and be inside of it!

Fourteen hands-on interactive exhibit galleries reside in 40,000 square feet of a former airplane hangar, with a 145 seat state-of-the-art theater and 3 classroom learning studios. (website)

The  Museum is a hands-on museum for kids and their grown-ups.  You will find places to play, learn and have fun.  There are a great variety of things to keep children interested and engaged and the vast majority of them are accessible to all. This has been done in such an imaginative way that it isn’t even noticeable. All kids can partake of a myriad of activities, from block building and climbing, to bubbles, sound showers and a wood-working shop. There is a wonderful  musical instrument room as well as a place for kids to try performing. The Bubbles area is incredible!  In good weather there is an accessible, outdoor  sensory garden and activity area.

There are always new exhibits and things to do. Until May 12, 2024 the Eric Carle, “Hungry, Hungry, Caterpillar” exhibit is still there.  Amazing!  From May 25th until September 8th everyone can enjoy “Thomas the Train.”  And, from April 20th through June 23rd, “Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus,” will be in the theater. There will be several sensory friendly performances. Don’t miss this. I saw it with my granddaughter last time,  and it was such fun!

Benches throughout allow parents, grandparents and caregivers to rest and still keep a close eye on the kids.

The cafeteria allows families to bring their own food, have a snack or lunch and then return to the hard task of playing.  Several vending machines have snacks and drinks.

A toddler area invites younger kids to try out different things. There is even a motorcycle that has steps to climb up so a little one can sit on the bike.

There is a comfortable mothers’ area for privacy while nursing.  This area has brochures with information mothers might be interested in. There is also a sensory room for someone needing a bit of a time out.

Getting to the Museum is not difficult.  When driving down Museum Row do not turn into the first entrance for the Cradle of Aviation Museum.  Go to the second light (just past sthe LICM sign and turn right into the paved parking lot.  You will find four handicapped parking spaces close to the museum entrance. This entrance has a single door, entryway and then another door leading to the spacious lobby and ticket counter. There is smooth concrete flooring throughout the building.

The two floor museum is fully accessible, with an elevator, as well as steps, to the upper level.  Multi-stall, accessible restrooms with baby- changing stations are located on both levels.  An accessible,  single-occupancy, family restroom is located near the Tot Spot. It even has an extra-long, changing station.

I love gift shops, and this one has some very interesting items.

We love this Museum. We think you will too!

As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website,, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”



Nunley's Carousel

Cradle of Aviation Museum

Nassau Colisseum