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Summer Hours In Effect

Wednesday, July 17th  - Sunday, 21th

Bridge Building: Design and build a structure that spans our river and supports as much weight as possible.

Wednesday, July 24th  - Sunday, 28th

It's superhero week. Design your own superhero outfit and create your unique color

Summer Camp Experience 2019

July 8-12, July 22-16, August 5-9, August 12-16, August 19-23, August 26-30

Let the Explorium be your journey of exploration, discovery, invention, and innovation this summer. Intriguing challenges to solve. Creative people to meet. A special guest each week will make camp an experience to remember!  Six weeks, all different. Sign up for one week, sign up for the whole summer.


  • 10% off if you register for 2 or more days or campers. Use discount Code: SUM10%
  • All Explorium members receive 15% off the camp SUM15%
  • All CAMPERS will get a FREE family membership to the Explorium for a year!*
  • Free membership starts as soon as you register. So, get the most of your registration by activating your FREE student membership NOW.

* Membership is valid for only one family membership, non-transferable.


Register online now.

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. 


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.




Summer Schedule
Wednesday though 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


Summer Public Hours in effect.

Weds - Sun, 1 - 5 pm.

Here's what's happening in July.

Summer Camp 2019

Jul 08, 2019 12:00AM—Aug 30, 2019 11:59PM

Bridge Building

Jul 17, 2019 1:00PM—Jul 21, 2019 5:00PM

Long Island Explorium Wednesday, July 17th - Sunday, July 21th. 1-5pm each day Bridge Building: Design and build a structure that spans our river and supports as much weight as possible.

Summer Camp: Superheroes Scream STEAM

Jul 22, 2019 9:00AM—Jul 26, 2019 12:00PM

Superhero Week

Jul 24, 2019 1:00PM—Jul 28, 2019 5:00PM

Long Island Explorium Wednesday, July 24th - Sunday, 28th. 1-5pm each day It's superhero week. Design your own superhero outfit and create your unique color

Summer Camp: Make + Play For all toy inventors, game-players, doll + stuffie lovers!

Aug 05, 2019 9:00AM—Aug 09, 2019 12:00PM

Summer Camp: Green’s the Way to Go

Aug 12, 2019 9:00AM—Aug 16, 2019 12:00PM

Summer Camp: Project Planet: The Art of Re-imagining a bottle cap is not just a bottle cap.

Aug 19, 2019 9:00AM—Aug 23, 2019 12:00PM

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