Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire

Join Hulkbuster at the 2018 Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire. June 9th, 2018. Buy your early bird tickets now and save!

Don't miss out on this amazing event!!

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.

Maker Faire

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

Weekend Programs

Each week we feature an exciting new activity for visitors to enjoy!

May 5-6 Exoplanet Transits

Design a Transit Method to assist NASA scientists' search for distant planets.

Maker Spotlight!

May 5 - Ray and his robot “ Volt”. Teach kids to make their own Bristlebots

May 12-13: Message in a Bottle for A Special Woman in your Life

Write a Heartfelt message and place in a decorated bottle for a Keepsake for your Mother.

Can you teach a robot to bake cookies? Well, you can try at our special introductory coding lesson! Many adults think that putting a computer in front of a child will turn him into a programmer at Google. It simply does not work that way. This workshop will explain and demonstrate, not only for kids but adults too, how the human mind must be nurtured in an age appropriate manner to "think" like a robot. Coding will be as easy as baking cookies!

May 19-20: Space Telescope

Design, build, and test a tool to discover new discoveries to better understand the Universe.

May 26-27: Mars Rover

Program a Mars Rover to navigate and collect valuable information for NASA Scientists (good to match with a coding activity)

Join the Little Sparks.

A 6 week art inspired STEM Explorium for preschoolers!

Session A: Tuesday: 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Session B: Thursdays: 12:30 - 3:00pm

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. 


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.



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 Maritime 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.




Academic Year
Saturday and Sunday

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Closed Sunday, April 1, 2018

Open Spring Break April 2-6, 2018; 1-5 pm

(Other times by reservation)

Summer Hours
Wednesday to Sunday

1:00pm - 5:00pm

(Other times by reservation)


$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.


Maritime Explorium has an abundance of maritime experiences for little explorers


Here's what's happening in April!

March 31 ( CLOSED April 1): Recycle, Reuse, and Recreate with Water Bottles

Create exciting new uses for your water bottles as you  Recycle, Reuse, and Recreate them into interesting new creations.

Spring Break April 2 - 6. ( Due to the weather conditions on April 2, the Explorium will open at 2 pm, in the interest of the safety of our staff and visitors)

Create exciting new uses for your water bottles as you  Recycle, Reuse, and Recreate them into interesting new creations.

April 7-8: Stomp Rockets!

Create a Sounding Rocket and “Stomp” your Scientific Research questions into Space!


Maker Spotlight!

Join Aja Rose on Saturday, April 7th to see models and photographs of some of the equipment and activities used in the Apollo missions to the moon.  View 7 minutes of terror, a short film about the landing of the Mars rover "Curiosity" and the seven minutes where the engineers and scientists watch to see if their many years of hard work and programming was successful in being able to land a rover on Mars.  Then build your own lunar rover that can travel over rough terrain and carry a payload!

April 14-15: Become a Plant Detective with Our Native Plant Seed Collections

Join us and solve the mystery of growing Native Plants.

April 21-22: Celebrate EARTH DAY with us!

Create a Terrarium and a Biome to Observe the Water Cycle.

Observe the water cycle in your own plant habitats.

April 28-29 Create a Butterfly Feeder using Recycled Keurig Cups

Explore various species of butterflies by creating your own butterfly feeder!

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