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.

We stay COMMITTED to supporting STEM LEARNING outside the classroom and in our COMMUNITY through our VIRTUAL ONLINE Programs during this time

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

Current Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
1:00 PM - 5:00pm
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00pm

Fall Regular Hours start September, 2021 and will be Saturday - Sunday 1 - 5pm

Admissions

Regular Hours Admissions

$5 per person

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

$5

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

Reserved Event Schedule in Effect

Summer Hours

Jul 10, 2021 1:00PM—5:00PM

Summer Hours

Jul 09, 2021 1:00PM—5:00PM

Summer Hours

Jul 08, 2021 1:00PM—5:00PM

Summer Hours

Jul 07, 2021 1:00PM—5:00PM

Resilience: Spring STEAM – June 13th

Jun 13, 2021 12:00PM—4:30PM

Resilience: Spring STEAM – June 12th

Jun 12, 2021 10:00AM—4:30PM

Spring Private sessions at the Explorium 2021 – June 11th

Jun 11, 2021 10:00AM—11:30AM

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