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We are raffling off this huge Melissa & Doug Giraffe *All NEW memberships between Thanksgiving and Saturday, December 14th are automatically entered to win.
Win and keep or gift this fun gift for the holidays.
This wild gift is fun and makes a statement.
Become a Member today for your chance to win.
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Here’s what’s happening next

FALL - WINTER HOURS
The museum is open Wednesdays 10 AM - 2 PM
Saturday - Sunday 1-5pm

Wednesday, December 11th
10am – 2pm
Let it Snow! * The Science of Snowflakes.  Did you know that there are seven different snow crystal types? Come in and explore these and more snowflake science

Wednesday, December 11th
7pm– 8pm
Marine Debris in NY
Atlantic Marine Conservation Society biologists introduce participants to the dangers marine debris has on our environment. We will go in depths with the type of marine debris we see, how they impact our marine mammal and sea turtle populations, and how proper beach cleanups may be effective.

For more information or to sign up, email education@amseas.org.

Saturday & Sunday, December 14th & 15th
1 – 5pm
The Science of Snowflakes.  Did you know that there are seven different snow crystal types? Come in and explore these and more snowflake science

Sunday, December 15th
The deadline to register for the XXIII Math Kangaroo Competition in USA is December 15th and the Long Island Explorium is a center you can take the test! Visit the website to register:
http://www.mathkangaroo.org/

We Need Your Help

The Countdown Has Begun on Our Campaign for 2020!
Give the gift of learning to those less fortunate. The Explorium is aiming to provide innovative, cutting edge STEM programs to 2020 underserved students in 2020.
Help us raise $150K to reach 2020 students!

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!
So, stay tuned for more to come and SAVE THE DATE - June 6, 2020 for Maker Faire Long Island!

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

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

Registration for XXIII Math Kangaroo Competition in USA

Dec 15, 2019 ALL DAY

Sunday, December 15th Registration Ends Sunday, Dec 15th, 2019 for XXIII Math Kangaroo Competition in USA and the Long Island Explorium is a center you can take the test!

Membership Drive Raffle Promotion

Nov 22, 2019 12:00AM—Dec 14, 2019 11:59PM

We are raffling off this Melissa & Doug Giraffe with *All NEW memberships between Thanksgiving and Saturday, December 14th.

The Science of Snow

Dec 14, 2019 1:00PM—5:00PM

Saturday & Sunday, December 14th & 15th from 1 – 5pm Did you know that there are seven different snow crystal types? Come in and explore these and more snowflake science

The Science of Snow

Dec 15, 2019 1:00PM—5:00PM

Saturday & Sunday, December 14th & 15th from 1 – 5pm Did you know that there are seven different snow crystal types? Come in and explore these and more snowflake science

The Science of Snow

Dec 11, 2019 10:00AM—2:00PM

Wednesday, December 11th, 10am – 2pm, Did you know that there are seven different snow crystal types? Come in and explore these and more snowflake science

Marine Debris in NY

Dec 11, 2019 7:00PM—8:00PM

Long Island Explorium Weds, December 11th, 7 – 8pm   Marine Debris in NY Workshop with the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society

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