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NEW FALL HOURS!
The museum is now also open Wednesdays 10 AM - 2 PM, starting September 4th
Saturday - Sunday 1-5pm

Wednesday, September 18th
10am-2pm
Build Shapes with Marshmallows and Toothpicks
Back by popular demand: Marshmallow and Toothpick shapes! We need help to figure out if there is relationship among the vertices, faces and edges of these shapes!

 

Saturday & Sunday, September 21st – 22nd
1-5pm

Build Shapes with Marshmallows and Toothpicks
Back by popular demand: Marshmallow and Toothpick shapes! We need help to figure out if there is relationship among the vertices, faces and edges of these shapes!

 

Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire 2019

The Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire was a success! Thank you to our Makers, Volunteers, Staff and Guests for sharing in a celebration of invention and innovation.

Stay tuned for more pictures and video from this spectacular event.  Be sure to follow us on social media for all the news and latest information.

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

Fall Schedule
NEW FALL HOURS!
Wednesdays 10AM – 2PM
Saturday through Sunday
1:00pm – 5:00pm
(Other times by reservation)

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

Maritime Explorium has an abundance of maritime experiences for little explorers

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

Fall Public Hours in effect

Build Some Sweet Shapes

Sep 22, 2019 1:00PM—5:00PM

Long Island Explorium Saturday, September 21st – Sunday, September 22nd. 1-5pm each day. Build Some Sweet Shapes.

Sand Recipes & Castles

Sep 28, 2019 1:00PM—5:00PM

Long Island Explorium Saturday, September 28th – Sunday, September 29th. 1-5pm each day. Sand Recipes & Castles.

Sand Recipes & Castles

Sep 29, 2019 1:00PM—5:00PM

Long Island Explorium Saturday, September 28th – Sunday, September 29th. 1-5pm each day. Sand Recipes & Castles.

Volunteer Orientation

Oct 09, 2019 5:30PM—6:30PM

Long Island Explorium Wednesday, October 9th, 5:30-6:30pm. Volunteer Orientation.

Build Some Sweet Shapes

Sep 21, 2019 1:00PM—5:00PM

Long Island Explorium Saturday, September 21st – Sunday, September 22nd. 1-5pm each day. Build Some Sweet Shapes.

Can You Get Our Robots to School?

Sep 15, 2019 1:00PM—5:00PM

Long Island Explorium Saturday, September 14th – Sunday, September 15th. 1-5pm each day. Can Your Get Our Robots to School?

Can You Get Our Robots to School?

Sep 14, 2019 1:00PM—5:00PM

Long Island Explorium Saturday, September 14th – Sunday, September 15th. 1-5pm each day. Can You Get Our Robots to School?

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