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VANDERBILT MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM - Added on:Thu Oct 16 2008
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(FEATURED) The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum - a unique combination of mansion, marine and natural history museum, planetarium and park - is dedicated to the education and enjoyment of the people of Long Island and beyond. This mission shall be achieved through the thoughtful preservation, interpretation and enhancement of the Eagle's Nest estate as an informal educational facility. Exhibition and program themes focus upon Long Island's Gold Coast Era and upon William K. Vanderbilt II's desire that his marine, natural history, and ethnographic collections promote appreciation and understanding of the marvelous diversity of life, other cultures, and scientific knowledge. The Vanderbilt Planetarium opened in 1971 on the grounds of the Vanderbilt estate, and it is the largest facility of its kind on Long Island. The Planetarium's purpose is to provide visitors with information about the nighttime sky. The Planetarium's main feature is the domed, 60-foot Sky Theater. The theater's GOTO star projector can display the sun, moon, stars and planets. It also recreates celestial events during our various Sky Shows. The projector can simulate the heavens at any moment in time, from the distant past to the future, as it appeared from any place on Earth. The projector can show 11,369 stars, the Milky Way and several deep sky objects. -This is a Featured Listing of HostLongIsland.com.. We're All About Long Island!
The Long Island Museum - Added on:Mon Oct 6 2008
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The Long Island Museum is Long Islandís largest privately supported museum, and is accredited by the American Association of Museums for excellence in exhibitions and programs. In 2006 the Long Island Museum joined a small group of cultural institutions nationwide as a Smithsonian Affiliate. The museumís permanent collection numbers over 40,000 items dating from the late 1700s to the present, including American artifacts of everyday life, works of art and nearly 200 historic carriages.
Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum - Added on:Fri Oct 3 2008
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Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits objects and documents pertinent to whaling, especially the regional whaling history of Long Island, whale conservation, and the history of Cold Spring Harbor as a maritime port.
Geologic History of Long Island Sound - Added on:Thu Oct 2 2008
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Ralph Lewis, Geologist, Connecticut Geological and Natural History Survey - The earliest beginnings of Long Island Sound can be traced to a period of great continental collisions, lasting from about 500 million years ago to about 250 million years ago. Explore this fascinating website that explains it all! This is a high-quality featured link of HostLongIsland.com. We feature quality content in honor of it's creators.
Long Island Childrens Museum - Added on:Tue Sep 30 2008
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The Long Island Children's Museum offers young minds a chance to explore the world around them in a very comfortable atmosphere. In fact, the children will not even realize they are learning about their world, and about Long Island itself! If you have young children this is a place they need to experience. Help grow a young mind! The Long Island Children's Museum is a great choice for great field trips, lots of fun, and offers great activities for parents and teachers. Lots of fun for kids and students. - This listing has been featured by HostLongIlsland.com because of the many great experiences the Museum offers young Long Islanders! Thanks LICM! You are a treasure to us all..