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Open to the Public During Spring Break April 22-26, 2019, 1-5pm


April 23rd: Marine Debris in New York, How Marine Debris Affects Our Marine Life and What You Can Do About It! 
Join the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society to learn about how our local marine environment is harmed by marine debris such as littered straws, plastic bottles, and “ghost” fishing gear. Learn how you can help save marine wildlife by monitoring our beaches. 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Sign up by emailing education@amseas.org or by calling (631)317-0030.

April 27th:  Maker Spotlight: Stony Brook University STEM Club
The Stony Brook University Graduate Education Outreach ( GEO) Club returns to help us design, construct, and test our own catapults using some cool, but common materials. We'll consider the art of design and the physics of launching in this hands-on engineering challenge. Visit Our Maker Spotlight page for info & to register

April 28th:  Tesla Visiting Exhibit
It's the last week to tinker around with the "Science of Sound," on loan to us from the Tesla Science Center. On Sunday, April 28, 1:30 -3:30, use the theremin player to make beautiful sounds. Play with the voice and vibration devices all afternoon!

 

Explorium members - Visit the Children's Museum of the East End for FREE in April and May

From April 1st, 2019 through May 31, 2019, members of the Long Island Explorium will be able to visit both the Long Island Explorium and the Children's Museum of the East End at no additional charge!
Explore all the fun and exciting exhibits and programs that these two museums have to offer.
This incredible benefit allows you to visit two quality museums on Long Island
Be sure to show your Long Island Explorium Membership card.'

If you are not a member, join today! Enjoy this incredible benefit before it ends.

Spring Break "Ala-Carte" STEAM Camp

April 18th-22nd -  enjoy a week of Science, Art and Nature!

This immersive camp experience gets campers outside and exploring.  FIVE days of unique STEAM experiences! You can register for 1 or 2 or ALL 5 days.

Get 10% off if you register for 2 or more days OR register 2 or more camper.  Use code: SB10%

SPACE IS LIMITED.

Deadline for registration: April 15th.

Upcoming Maker Spotlight

Learn more about what makes our Maker Spotlight and about our incredible makers on a Maker Spotlight Page.


Upcoming Maker Spotlight: Maker Spotlight: Stony Brook University STEM Club

Saturday, April 27, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 pm

The Stony Brook University Graduate Education Outreach (GEO) Club returns to help us design, construct, and test our own catapults using some cool, but common materials. We'll consider the art of design and the physics of launching in this hands-on engineering challenge.

Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire 2019

Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire!

Purchase your tickets now for early registration to our most in demand workshops.  Purchase your tickets today for this extraordinary day of fun.

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.

Calling All Makers!

We’re gearing up for our for 2019 Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire! We’re looking for Makers to showcase their creations and Volunteers to make the event a success.

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 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.

IMAGINE. CREATE. INSPIRE

VISIT US

Hours

Academic Year
Saturday and Sunday

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Open Spring Break April 22-26, 2019; 1-5 pm

(Other times by reservation)

Summer Hours end Sept 2nd 
Wednesday to 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

Maritime Explorium has an abundance of maritime experiences for little explorers

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

Here's what's happening in April.

Regular Public Hours in effect.

Sat-Sun, 1 - 5 pm.

Open Spring Break April 22-26, 2019

 

April 4th:  Artelier - Thursday After School Art Class
Come create with Miss Ama at the Long Island Explorium! Installation Art.  Transform - the young artists will explore what is means to transform a space and have the ability to make changes through ephemeral installation

April 6th-7th:  Tesla Visiting Exhibit
We debut our visiting exhibit from the Tesla Science Center. Join us in discovering the "Science of Sound" through the inventions of the great scientist Nikola Tesla. This weekend, 1:30pm -3:30pm, get hands-on with a singing Telsa coil. Experience musical lightening. Play with voice and vibration devices, and more, all afternoon.

Saturday, April 13th:  Maker Spotlight: Anurag Purwar & SnappyXO Robots
Maker Spotlight, Saturday, April 13, 1:30pm - 3:30 pm. We welcome Professor Anurag Purwar who will share his famous SnappyXO robots. Join us and start building your own robot. Visit Our Maker Spotlight page for info & to register

Sunday, April 21st:  closed for Easter.

April 22nd-26th:  Open all week for Spring Break 1-5pm

April 27th:  Maker Spotlight: Stony Brook University STEM Club
The Stony Brook University Graduate Education Outreach ( GEO) Club returns to help us design, construct, and test our own catapults using some cool, but common materials. We'll consider the art of design and the physics of launching in this hands-on engineering challenge. Visit Our Maker Spotlight page for info & to register

April 28th:  Tesla Visiting Exhibit
It's the last week to tinker around with the "Science of Sound," on loan to us from the Tesla Science Center. On Sunday, April 28, 1:30 -3:30, use the theremin player to make beautiful sounds. Play with the voice and vibration devices all afternoon!


Check out past events

March Events

March 2nd - 3rd
Celebrate Dr Seuss’s March birthday by investigating oobleck and all of the unusual things it can do.

March 9th:  Maker Spotlight: Moira Chas, SBU mathematician.
Celebrate Pi Day with Stony Brook University mathemetician Moira Chas from 1:30-3:30pm.

March March 14th & 21: Thursday After School Children's Art Program With Miss Ama of Artelier
Bas-Relief Paintings (2 week project) We will explore fun and creative ways to add texture and relief in a painting!

March 16th -17th: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Be a green engineer and design a trap to lure lost leprechauns. We want to safely transport the leprechauns to their pots of gold in the land of rainbows.

March 23rd:  Maker Spotlight: Artelier Artist Maker
Ever stitch with a sewing machine or a big plastic needle? Come join us and create your own fabric art with our resident artist, Ms. Ama.

March 28th:  Art with Miss Ama at the Long Island Explorium:  Painting with Fabric
Have you ever painted with fabric? We will create a still life with different color textiles and fibers.

March  30th:  GEO STEM CLUB Rainstorm in a Jar
Reserve for your spot now. Work with Stony Brook University Graduate Outreach (GEO) Students to make a “rainstorm in a jar.”  

February Events

February 2nd - 3rd: MoMath Traveling Exhibits at the Explorium
The Long Island Explorium is proud to present exhibits from the Museum of Mathematics in NYC: “Ring of Fire” and “Miles of Tiles.” Limited Time engagement ends March 24th

February 9th -10th: Message in a Bottle
Create a message in a bottle. Design a heartfelt note for someone you respect, appreciate, or value.

Feb. 16th:  GEO STEM CLUB
Stony Brook University’s Biomedical Engineering students are back for the SECOND monthly STEM club! Stop by and check out the exciting investigation they have in store for us.

Feb. 23rd
Potato Astronauts: Design and test spacesuits for “Potato Astronauts” with Stony Brook University’s Graduate Education Outreach Club.

January Events

Jan. 5th-6th: Let’s set things in motion using chemistry!
Become an oceanographer and discover how density is used to study the ocean by creating your own ocean in a lava lamp.

Jan. 12th-13th: Have fun with Ozobots!
Robots that you can code, create and play with in endless possibilities.

Jan. 19th-21st:  Dr. Martin Luther Jr. Day
In honor of this day, let’s create works of art that celebrate the beauty and diversity of each and everyone all weekend.

Jan. 21st, 9 am - 12 pm:  Special Art Camp with artist Amarilis Singh from Artelier
We will be exploring the possibilities of transforming paper into tri-dimensional forms to create a sculpture.

Jan. 26th -27th: Color Chromatography!
Discover the science of colors by finding hidden colors in water-soluble makers.

December Events

Dec. 8th-9th: Let’s Celebrate Light!
Explore patterns while creating a luminary to light your path.

Dec. 15th - Dec. 16th: Let’s Celebrate Snow!
Explore the science of snowflakes and make one to take home!

Dec. 22-23, Dec. 26-31: Let’s Celebrate the New Year!
NEW YEAR! Explore the principles of geometry and design your own Times Square Ball

November Events

Nov. 3rd-4th: How To Say “Communicate With Me” in nine languages!
Learn how nanotechnology is used in communication, explore the International Code of Signals, design your own code to use with friends and send messages!!

Nov. 3rd: Maker Spotlight
One of our favorite Makers is BACK! Ray Rumore of Ray's Robots will be at the Explorium on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1:30pm till 3pm. Come join him and build your own "Bristle Bot". While Supplies Last!

Nov. 3rd: Member Appreciation Day
All members are invited to come join us on Nov. 3rd from 10:30 am -12 noon. Come enjoy some Halloween fun and games, a bagel brunch and of course,all the Explorium has to offer. Come dressed in a costume and get a goody bag to go.

Nov. 10th-12th: Wanted: FBI Agents for Fingerprinting!
Use our materials to practice your skills in Forensic Science! Make all kinds of “prints” that are uniquely yours!

Nov. 17th-18th: Animal Tracks
Discover the “Animal Prints” of various animals as they leave their tracks when they gather their food for the winter! Create your own prints as you create their natural habitats!

Nov. 17th: Maker Spotlight
Come join us as we welcome special guests from Oceanswide on Sunday, Nov 18th at 1:30-3:30pm. Join Marine Archaeology Divers for an interactive activity and become marine archaeologists to discover what happened to the sunken ship many years ago. Let’s uncover some buried treasure!

Nov. 21st, 23rd-25th: Let’s Celebrate Nature!
Patterns, pattern, Patterns everywhere! Discover how nature beautifully illustrates the Fibonacci sequence. Have fun creating beautiful keepsakes using patterns from Nature.

October Events

Oct.6th-7th: National Space Week
We’re celebrating the United Nations National Space Week. Come join our special guests from The Cradle of Aviation from 1:30pm -3:30pm on Saturday Nov.6th. We’ll have exciting activities to learn how “Space Unites The World”

Oct.13th-14th: Earth Science Week
Let’s celebrate this year’s Earth Science Week with the theme of “Earth as Inspiration”. We’re going to discover the reasons why an earthquake happens. Do you know which earthquake happened on your birthday? Let’s find out!

Oct.20th-21st: National Chemistry Week
It’s National Chemistry Week- Chemistry is OUT of this World! As one of only 250 organizations nationwide to receive the National Informal Science Education Chemistry kits, let’s have some fun with wacky chemistry activities!

Oct.27th-28th : Halloween Week
We all have a favorite old t-shirt/s.Let’s create a fun bag to collect our favorite candies for Halloween and reuse our handmade bags ALL year round. Bring your own t-shirt.

Oct.27th: Member Appreciation Day
All members are invited to come join us on Oct.27th from 10:30 am -12 noon. Come enjoy some Halloween fun and games, a bagel brunch and of course,all the Explorium has to offer. Come dressed in a costume and get a goody bag to go.

September Events

Sept 8-9: What kind of house would a robot like to live in?
Come build a "house" for Vernie, our Lego robot to live and have fun in at the Explorium! I bet he would love a "rollercoaster" in his bedroom!

Sept 15-16: Sad summer is over?
Well, not at the Explorium! Come join us as we explore our beautiful Port Jefferson Harbor front and do some late summer gardening. Special exploration program on Sept 16th at 1:30pm and 3 pm. First come, first serve.

Sept 22-23: NO more straws!
Let's keep straws out of our landfill. We're going to "Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose" straws into creative inventions.

Sept 29-30: Come have fun with Little Bits!
Build a "Bubble Bot". Build your own bubble blowing contraptions while learning about circuits and invention! Let your imagination guide your next invention!

August Events

August 1-5: Are you having fun with your shadow like Moonbear?
Come join us as we investigate, play, and try to “scare” away our shadows!

August 8-12: Let’s have fun with that A in STEAM and create a “Masterpiece” using shore materials.
(Camp Week) Will you design and build a statue from natural materials, a collage of garbage that has no place on our beaches, a beautiful necklace out of shells? Or do you have another idea in mind?

August 15-19: Come and visit our beautiful native plant garden in full bloom.
Borrow an exploration “backpack” from the Explorium and be a ‘plant detective’!

August 22-26: Gone Fishing!
Make your own fishing pole with a magnet to lure and attract your own fish! How big a fish can you catch? What “bait” works best?

August 29- September 02: Bridge Building Using a variety of materials, design
Build a structure that spans our “river” and supports as much weight as possible!

July Events

July 5-8: It's "Patriotic Polymer" Time!
Make the perfect Patriotic Phlubber using the materials provided.

July 11-15: Green Engineering Challenge-
Design and Construct a Car using recycled Materials.

July 18-22: Bait Your Hook!
Design Bait that attracts fish.

July 25-29: Ships Ahoy!
Design a Rocky Shoreline with a Lighthouse to keep ships safe.

June Events

June 2-3: Explore the Mysteries of Our Planet Earth

June 2: Create Paper Mountains as you experience the dynamics of the pull of gravity.

June 3: Experience the Strong Protective Magnetic Field of our Planet Earth.

June 9: Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire
The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth! 10 am – 5 pm, Port Jefferson Village Center, Harborfront and Long Island Explorium.

June 10: Design and Create a Model to illustrate the different Phases of the Moon.

June 16-17: Happy Fathers Day!
Using a variety of materials, design ,create, and Launch a Rocket with your Dad!

June 23-24: Bug Houses!
Join us to design and construct Homes for Invertebrates using Native Plant Materials.

June 30, July 1:
Discover the Science behind Ice Cream as you Measure, Shake,and Taste your Ice Cream.

May Events

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.

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)

April Events

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.

We are OPEN during Spring Break April 2-6. 1-5 pm ( Delayed opening on April 2 at 2 pm, due to the weather conditions)

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.

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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