Rye, NY

Local Resources

Bruce Museum

A natural history, historical and art museum with marine tank, local environmental displays, permanent science exhibition featuring a minerals gallery, changing exhibits, family days, children’s concerts and special events. One Museum Dr., Greenwich Conn. 203-869-0376.

Childrens Museum

A museum filled with science and nature learning experiences for kids of all ages with a Travelers Science Dome in the Gengras Planetarium, Roaring Brook Nature Center and a wildlife sanctuary. The multi-level museum has classic exhibits, an excavation station with dig pits and a live alligator, a Kids’ Corner with interactive experiences and more. 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5pm Sunday. Ages 2 and up. $11. Free for children under 2. Call or visit Web site for daily schedule of animal demonstrations, Dome shows. 950 Trout Brook Dr., West Hartford, Conn. 860-231-2824.

Historic Hudson Valley

The Historic Hudson Valley. A not-for-profit educational organization that restores and preserves six Hudson Valley historical sites of national distinction. Tours, reenactments and special events for families are scheduled year-round.

Kykuit. The John D. Rockefeller Estate, a 40-room National Trust house, once the home to four generations of Rockefellers. Guided tours. 200 Lake Rd., Sleepy Hollow. 631-9491.

Montgomery Place. A 434-acre riverfront estate built in 1805 furnished with 200 years of family possessions, gardens, orchards and walking trails. Audio tours. Annandale-on-Hudson. 631-8200.

Sunnyside. Washington Irving’s home in the mid-19th century. Guided tours led by costumed guides. West Sunnyside Ln., Tarrytown. 591-8763.

Union Church of Pocantico Hills. A country church with stained glass windows by Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall. Guided and self-guided tours. 555 Bedford Rd., Sleepy Hollow. 631-8200.

Philipsburg Manor. A historic house, water mill, farming and trading site dating back to the 18th-century. Guided tours, self-guided tours; demonstrations. Rte. 9, Sleepy Hollow. 631-3992.

Van Cortlandt Manor. An 18th century brick manor house, brick ferry house and heritage gardens. Guided tours led by costumed guides; demonstrations. South Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson. 271-8981.
Lyndhurst. A Historic Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a private not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving historic places and revitalizing America’s communities. A 1836 Gothic Revival mansion with 67-acres of parkland. Self-guided audio tours, guided tours and special events. 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown. 631-4481.

Hudson River Museum

A cultural complex consisting of galleries, education center, planetarium and the historic Glenview; a Victorian Hudson River home. Ever-changing exhibits link 19th and 20th century American art, science and history. Family programs, tours and activities. 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers. 963-4550

Katonah Museum

A non-collecting museum with exhibits, educational programs for all ages, and interactive learning lab with computer and video stations. 134 Jay St., Rte. 22, Katonah. 232-9555

LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Westchester

LEGOLAND Discovery Center is made up of a series of interactive features to immerse kids into a world where their imagination can run wild with creative inspiration at every turn. Featuring a whole host of exciting attractions from the LEGO® Racers where children can build the fastest racer and reigning champion to an amazing recreation of New York’s famous skyline, the Center not only provides fun for LEGO fans young and old, but fantastic educational benefits too.

Neuberger Museum of Art

A museum of modern, contemporary and African art. Permanent collections, more than a dozen changing exhibits each year, hands-on workshops, concerts, family festivals and dance performances. Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 251-6101.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

A museum for children ages 10 and under designed to promote exploration and discovery with an interactive approach. Over 100 hands-on activities, four main galleries, toddlers-only gallery, family programs and special events. 303 West Ave., Norwalk, Conn.