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.

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.

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. 

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

Summer Hour in effect starting, July 5th.
We are open Wednesday - Sunday from 1 pm - 5 pm. (Unless otherwise noted)

See Events page

Admissions

Regular Hours Admissions

Children: $6
Adults: $8

Members and children under 1 are free
Port Jefferson Library card holders - $1 off each admission ticket

Current Hours

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024
Closed
Thursday, July 4th, 2024
Closed
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed

In addition to our regular hours, we will be OPEN:

  • Labor Day: Monday, 9/2/24
  • Columbus Day:  10/14/24
  • Veterans Day: 11/11/24

Additional dates to be added

Blue Star Museum
Blue Star Museum

FREE for active-duty military personnel and their family members within the same household* (Proud to be a Blue Star Museum)

$0
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Museums for All

FREE for SNAP/EBT cardholders and family members within their household.
Talk to one of our staff to obtain an annual membership.

$60 $0

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

Space Saturdays

Jul 27, 2024 11:00AM—Aug 24, 2024 5:00PM

Port Jeff Harbor, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Space Saturdays – August 3

Aug 03, 2024 11:00AM—12:30PM

Port Jeff Harbor, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Summer Camps 2024

Jul 15, 2024 9:00AM—Aug 30, 2024 12:00PM

Maker Faire Long Island, June 8th, 2024

Jun 08, 2024 10:00AM—5:00PM

Port Jefferson Harborfront

Spring Break Maker Camp 2024

Apr 22, 2024 9:00AM—Apr 26, 2024 12:00PM

2024 Solar Eclipse at the Long Island Explorium

Apr 08, 2024 1:00PM—5:00PM

Discovery Days at the Long Island Explorium – Solar Eclipse Exploration – April 1st

Apr 01, 2024 9:00AM—12:00PM

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