This page is set aside to provide a list of various fun and/or educational programs. It is a new page to the APPLE Family & Homeschool Group site.

As many parents involved with APPLE are of an attachment style parenting (of various forms), we have noted when programs include parents, and when they may not.

New York State Parks Nature Programs
Address: Environmental Administration
NYSOPRHP - Long Island Region
PO Box 2417, Babylon, NY 11702
(631) 581-1072

A pamphlet is put out by NYS Parks. It may be found at your local library. You may also call or write, and ask to be put on their mailing list.

The pamphlet lists program by age range:

  • "Tiny Tots" = Programs for age 3-5

  • "Fun for Kids" = children Ages 5-12

  • "History Programs" = Not recommended for young children

  • "Family Adventures" = ...ideal for people of all ages

  • "Adult Ed-ventures = "Not recommended for children under 12.

**** We give this a four star approval! Not only are parents "allowed", but "children must e accompanied by an adult."

Zoological Society

Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park, New York Aquarium, etc. All offer programs for children. HOWEVER, due to requests by parents that they be permitted to stay with their children (the Bronx Zoo, did not allow parents to stay with their children), they now "allow" parents to stay, if they pay full price for themselves as well as their children. The New York Aquarium, last we checked, welcomed parents to stay with their children. The Prospect Park, last we checked, allowed parents to stay for certain programs.

Liberty Science Center

Offers interesting science courses. Call for more information. Some program instructors "allow" parents to stay. Some don't like parents to stay. The key here, is parents, if you are "permitted" to stay, don't "do" what is intended for your children. One mother from APPLE who attended a program with her child, was complimented by a teacher. The teacher said that she would not mind parents staying, if more were like her. Too often, the parents "interfere", rather than merely assist. But, we homeschool mom's know the difference, don't we!

Science Museum of Long Island
A Science Activity Center
1526 North Plandome Road
PO Box 908
Plandome, NY 11030
phone: 516.627.9400
fax: 516-365-8927
email: SMLI@

You can call, write or email to request a calendar of events.

Note: Charted by the New York State Board of Regents in 1963.

The Science Museum of Long Island, offers variety of programs. Some designed for children and their parents, some where parents stay, some where parents pay extra to stay, some where parents do not stay. The programs are designed to be during non-school hours (when public schools are off for holidays, after school, and Saturdays).


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