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The grand carousel at the Shoppes. (Credit: Tara Smith)

Summer vacation is almost over, but it’s not too late to get in some quality time with the kids in your life before they’re donning backpacks and back to learning.

Here are five fun things to do with your kids before it’s back to school.

The Eye Opener is the newest attraction at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead. (Credit: Tara Smith)

An aquatic adventure at Long Island Aquarium

Long Island Aquarium is open seven days and is a sight to behold for kids (and adults!) who love sea creatures big and small. There’s also the new Eye Opener, a giant treehouse adventure with rope bridges, slides, and a view of the Peconic River at the very top.

Long Island Aquarium, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead

Delectable local ice cream

Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe in Riverhead has fan-favorite flavors like Cookie Monster, Birthday Cake and Banana Split, while Magic Fountain in Mattituck has a rotating roster of flavors like peanut butter fudge, the Northforker (blueberry ice cream with fresh lemon and cheesecake pieces) and butter pecan.

Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe, 1148 W Main Road, Riverhead

Magic Fountain Ice Cream, 9825 Main Road, Mattituck

A large rubber ducky for sale at Goldsmith’s Toys & Electronics in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A toy store treat

Goldsmith’s Toys & Electronics in Greenport is the perfect place to find a nice end-of-summer toy. Whether the little one in your life likes sports, dolls, make-believe or even some educational STEM toys, you’ll find something fun here.

Goldsmith’s Toys & Electronics, 138 Main Street, Greenport

Burton’s Bookstore in Greenport. (Credit: BJ Gamboa)

Browse for books at a local store

It’s never too early to get your kid lost in a good book. Find great children’s literature at local stores like A Book Place in Riverhead or Burton’s Bookstore in Greenport. Might we recommend the Montauk Mike books? These cute picture books portray the adventures of a very hungry — but friendly — shark in Montauk.

A Book Place, 469 E Main Street, Riverhead

Burton’s Bookstore, 43 Front Street, Greenport

The carousel at Mitchell Park. (Credit: Jeremy Garretson)

A memorable carousel ride

The beautiful vintage carousel overlooking the water at Mitchell Park in Greenport is a great photo op. If you’re a little further west, head to the Shoppes at East Wind for another lovely carousel ride.

Mitchell Park, 115 Front Street, Greenport

The Shoppes at East Wind, 5768 NY-25A, Wading River