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Firefighters Museum & Education Center

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Address: 1 Davis Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-6743
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+1 516-572-4177
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

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Really fun (and educational) place for younger kids!

My husband and I brought our 5 and 4 year old grandsons (cousins) and our 3 year old grand daughter. If the boys would not have had each other, they would have had a very good... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
West Hempstead, New York
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Bronx, New York
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

When entering the Cradle Aviation Museum (a great experience there) and noticed that there was a large sign in the front for the Nassau County Firefighter's Museum. Now I remember seeing this deal on a Groupon and decided that while we were visiting the Cradle Museum, we would peek in to the Firefighter's Museum and get the tickets based on... More 

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The grandkids enjoyed the hands-on experience. The fireman treated them with kindness.They even gave us a new smoke and fire detector (for a donation)

Thank tompaelworthy
West Hempstead, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My husband and I brought our 5 and 4 year old grandsons (cousins) and our 3 year old grand daughter. If the boys would not have had each other, they would have had a very good time for about hour. This place is even more fun when kids have other siblings (or cousins) or friends to use their imagination with.... More 

Thank chefmf
Queens, New York, United States
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went the the museum over the summer and the kids enjoyed it, so we decided to host my son's 3rd birthday party at the location. There was a cute craft for the kids for 1/2 hour, pizza and cake for 1/2 hour and an hour at the museum itself. My only complaint was that the pizza was horrible. You... More 

Thank Mary R
Westbury, New York
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121 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

A must visit for children of all ages. We took our two grandchildren there, ages four and seven, and it was hard tio decide who enjoyed the visit more. Check with your local library and see if they have free passes for you to borrow.

Thank zaydex4
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Took the kids they loved it - climbing fire engines, seeing all the exhibits hands on - the adults liked it too.

Thank joseph s
Baldwin, New York
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I recently visited the museum with my 4-year old grandson - it was perfect for a child around this age. It is not too big and it won't entertain for more than 90 minutes or so - but is is good for younger children. There are some nice hands-on activities and a fire engine that a child can climb on.... More 

Thank James S
Hicksville, New York
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

we had a great visit.... lots to see and do for all ages....my.granddaughter is almost 4..... had a great day..(her daddy is a fireman) she loved to trucks and helicopter.

Thank Jim M
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016

It is very small and not much to see for kids. Kids like hands on. If you are or were a firefighter, you might find it interesting.

Thank evette a
Westbury, New York
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Racing to sit in a fire engine...thrilling. Going thru the interactive part of the exhibit....amazing...stop, drop and roll...educational. And the dress up....great photo pops. Boys 5 & 3....very happy!

Thank eedesignr

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