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Address: 101 E Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-1201
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Located overlooking the Port Jefferson Harbor on Long Island, the Maritime...

Located overlooking the Port Jefferson Harbor on Long Island, the Maritime Explorium offers hands on exhibits anchored in the historical, scientific and artistic dimensions of our maritime heritage and the unique ecosystem of the Long Island Sound. Interactivity enables children to learn at their own pace and in a way that suits their individual style. Programs and exhibits are designed around playful and purposeful experimentation including sensory, kinesthetic, logical, spatial, artistic, linguistic and emotional intelligences

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Great for Kids of All Ages

There is something for everyone...what more could a kid want but a boat filled with rice and toys, computer interactions, hands on explorations, etc. All were wonderfully... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2015
L S
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East Setauket, New York

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East Setauket, New York
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138 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

There is something for everyone...what more could a kid want but a boat filled with rice and toys, computer interactions, hands on explorations, etc. All were wonderfully supervised and the staff could not have done enough to make sure that all were engaged. The summer camp was exceptional for kids of all ages. Kids learned science, math, physics, video production... More 

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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Our granddaughter loved this place, the two young ladies that interacted with her were exceptional. She did not want to leave.

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Oceanside, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed our afternoon here. Nancy was very nice and had some great interaction with the kids. We spent about an hour and a half, most building and taking things apart. There was also a small craft.

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Lake Grove, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

What better way to enjoy the local Port Jefferson history than the Maritime Explorium right next to the building that built fishing vessels

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Long Island, NY
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

What a wonderful place for children! We visited with our 7 year old and 3 year old. Both loved the place. The close to 3 hours we spent there was well worth the one hour trip from home. All exhibits and activities were working and in good condition. The instructors were very helpful/friendly and patient with the kids, helping them... More 

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PORT JEFFERSON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is a great spot for families looking for something to do on the weekends. Educational and fun both you and your children will enjoy and what a great location right on the waterfront.

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Suffolk county
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

This is a small but fun and entertaining facility. What I don't understand is why they charge for adults. It is a facility for children. It is frustrating that what could be a economical day out for the kids turns pricey when the adults have to pay to accompany their kids into the "museum". I bet there would be more... More 

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New York City, New York
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307 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

A decent way to while away a few hours of Port Jefferson afternoon, but most pieces are not quite right. The fingerprint exhibit used body paint instead of ink which didn't allow fingerprints to show properly. The sailboat exhibit was clever but was damaged so didnt demonstrate the principles. The knot section would be good except that none of the... More 

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Virginia
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

There is a lot to do there for young kids. Young kids are always helped there and have a lot of fun.

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

We live in that area. Met my son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren ages 2 1/2 thru 9 1/2 at the picnic benches outside the Maritime Explorium. The boys played catch, lots of space for a 2 1/2 year old to explore, and in warmer weather you can make use of the sprinklers. My son walked over to a local restaurant... More 

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