Last-Minute Museum Gifts

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Kill two birds with one stone this weekend and visit one of Queens’ many museums AND get your holiday shopping out of the way as well! Note: all the below museums are closed on Christmas Day but will be open this weekend!

Queens County Farm Museum

Little Neck

Queens County Farm Museum, dating back to 1697, is “New York City’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland” according to the museum. Visitors can check out the farm animals, greenhouse, and historic farm buildings. PLUS the gift shop is really cute and has gifts for everyone, including cookbooks, t-shirts, and kids toys! What we got there:

lush Corduroy Pig: $16

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Queens County Farm Honey: $10

wine

Queens County Farm Merlot: $20

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Queens County Farm Museum 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, New York 11004-1129 (718) 347-3276 http://www.queensfarm.org/

Queens Museum of Art

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Queens Museum of Art has one of my favorite exhibits, the Panorama of New York City. If you’ve never been there, GO! They also have a gift shop which features a special Made in Queens initiative, with some of our obsessions: Vaya Bags and queens77 tees. Plus, everything is 10-75% off for their Annual Holiday Sale until January 1.

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“Made in Queens” Gifts

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World’s Fair Memorabilia

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Hecho en Queens Tees & Totes

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Panorama Exhibit

Queens Museum of Art Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, NY 11368 (718) 592-9700 http://www.queensmuseum.org/

New York Hall of Science

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

While you’re at Flushing Meadows, you may as well stop by the New York Hall of Science for your favorite science kid. What child doesn’t want to learn how to create homemade lightening?! Aside from books, there are toys and games (ie: How to Make a Rainbow), legos, puzzles and many more items to peruse that will put a smile on your kid this holiday season! There are also tons of interactive exhibits if you want to explore the museum as well! common cold plush doll

Common Cold Plush Doll: $13

book of totally irresponsible science

Book of Totally Irresponsible Science: $13

New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th Street Queens, NY 11368 (718) 699-0005 http://www.nysci.org/