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Here’s what’s happening next

WINTER HOURS
The museum is open Wednesdays 10 AM - 2 PM
Saturday - Sunday 1-5pm (unless otherwise noted)

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Wednesday, February 26th
10am – 2pm

Saturday & Sunday, February 29th & March 1st from 1 – 5pm
Design your own gift-wrapping paper and explore the technology of potato printing.

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Saturday & Sunday, February 29th & March 1st
1 – 5pm

Design your own gift-wrapping paper and explore the technology of potato printing.

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Monday's, March 2nd through March 31st
10:30 am - 12 pm (2 - 3 year old)
12:30 pm - 2 pm (3 - 4 year old)

Little Sparks Program.  Sparking creativity and igniting innovation in young minds a preschool* exploration program with a STEAM focus! Visit our Events Page and Register today!

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Our Little Sparks Program is Back

Little Sparks

See your child "glow" at Little Sparks!

Sparking creativity and igniting innovation in young minds
a preschool* exploration program with a STEAM focus!

Young explorers will immerse themselves in nature and outdoor play (rain or shine), as well as hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Children will be guided by master teachers and special guest educators including naturalist, artists, scientists, and more!

Due to the highly interactive and hands-on nature of the programs, space is limited to enable the highest level of engagement.

Call for Makers for Maker Faire Long Island

Do you Love to Make! A Passion for S.T.E.A.M.?

The Maker Faire Long Island's "Call for Makers" is now open! Apply now: https://longisland.makerfaire.com/call-for-makers/

Maker Faire Long Island

We Have Some Exciting News!

By surpassing expectations and achieving great success as the Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire, our faire is designated and now recognized as Maker Faire Long Island!
We are extremely proud of this recognition and are looking forward to reaching even greater heights!
EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW - June 6, 2020 for Maker Faire Long Island!
Visit the Maker Faire Long Island Page:  https://longisland.makerfaire.com/

Who We Are

We strive to be a leader in STEM discovery, learning and innovation that will shape the intellect, social values and principles of future generations

We work to advance STEAM concepts that translate into skills to address social, economic and environmental issues.

The future belongs to the CURIOUS. The ones who are not afraid to TRY it, EXPLORE it, POKE at it, QUESTION it, and TURN it inside out. 

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Constructivist Approach

Children are not empty vessels to be filled with knowledge by teachers; but rather continually constructing their own knowledge. Constructivist teaching invites learners to consider socially important, relevant challenges and endeavors.

Fail Forward

Failure is not a bad thing. It helps us to develop ‘GRIT’. Grit is a distinct combination of passion, resilience, determination, and focus that allows a person to maintain the discipline and optimism to persevere in their goals even in the face of discomfort, rejection, and a lack of visible progress for years, or even decades.

Play to Learn

Through play children can learn to make sense of the world around them. Play helps children to develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments.

WHAT OUR PROGRAMS OFFER

For Families and Children: 

Our curriculum, exhibits and educational approach are unique by design, developed to spark inventive solutions, build confidence by embracing the “fail forward” concept and foster teamwork through hands-on workshops and activities that pose challenges with multiple outcomes or solutions. Because of this focus on creativity and innovation, the Explorium is recognized as Long Island’s Family Maker Space, a place for families to play, create, build and grow together.

For Students: 

Our workshops are smart and fun! We nurture children’s thinking as they work to develop their own solutions to open-ended challenges. STEM workshops include evidence-based writing, career awareness, and civic engagement components. Our distinctive challenge-based programs are built on New York State Science Learning Standards, New York State English Language Arts and Mathermatics Learning Standards, and the National Core Arts Standards.

For Educators: 

The Long Island Explorium is a New York State certified provider of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education ( CTLE) credits. Our programs help inspire teachers to incorporate STEAM and constructivist approaches into their standards-based lessons. Teachers learn how to foster engagement of all learners through hands-on challenges that explore the engineering design process, encourage teamwork, and incorporate career and civic awareness.

IMAGINE. CREATE. INSPIRE

VISIT US

Hours

Winter Schedule
WINTER/ SPRING HOURS
Wednesdays 10AM – 2PM
Saturday through Sunday
1:00pm – 5:00pm

(Other times by reservation)

Admission

$5 per person

Members and children under 1 are free

Field Trips

Hands-on Workshops for Young Scientists, Grades Pre-K to 6TH!

Birthday parties

A birthday they won't soon forget full of exciting, interactive activities.

Exhibits

The Long Island Explorium has an abundance of STEAM experiences for little explorers

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

School Year Public Hours in effect

Rain Garden Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Jun 06, 2020 12:00AM—11:59PM

Long Island Explorium Saturday, June 6th,   TBD - Garden tours of the Village Center Rain Garden and official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony TBD pm - At the Long Island Explorium

Little Sparks

Mar 02, 2020 10:30AM—Mar 30, 2020 2:00PM

Potato Printing Tech

Feb 29, 2020 1:00PM—5:00PM

Potato Printing Tech

Mar 01, 2020 1:00PM—5:00PM

STEM Café – Sleep Science

Feb 26, 2020 7:00PM—8:00PM

Potato Printing Tech

Feb 26, 2020 10:00AM—2:00PM

Open During Winter Break 2020

Feb 23, 2020 1:00PM—5:00PM

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