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The Explorium in the Closed for In-Person Events from March 13th - 29th

Dear friends and supporters of the Explorium,

We will be closing the Explorium for in-person events effective today, March 13th until the end of March (Sunday, March 29th).

If there is anything the Explorium can do to support you and your family, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Thank you for your continued support and I hope that all of you stay healthy,


Angeline Judex, MPA
Executive Director

Online STEM Workshop Starting this Week

*LIVE* Online STEM Workshops with the Long Island Explorium!

Join us each day for interactive online workshops where we challenge you to discover, design and explore innovative STEM projects. We will use simple, everyday materials found in your own home. And, if you can’t find the materials, step up to the challenge and problem solve! There’s always a solution to the problem if we think outside the box!

Space is Limited to 20 students for maximum interaction. Register now, registration closes 30 minutes before workshop start time.  A link will be sent to you by midnight the before session.

Call for Makers for Maker Faire Long Island

Do you Love to Make! A Passion for S.T.E.A.M.?

The Maker Faire Long Island's "Call for Makers" is now open! Apply now: https://longisland.makerfaire.com/call-for-makers/

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!
EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW - June 6, 2020 for Maker Faire Long Island!
Visit the Maker Faire Long Island Page:  https://longisland.makerfaire.com/

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 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.




Winter Schedule
Wednesdays 10AM – 2PM
Saturday through 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.


The Long Island Explorium has an abundance of STEAM experiences for little explorers


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

Little Sparks – Session II

Apr 27, 2020 10:30AM—Jun 01, 2020 2:00PM

Spring Break Maker Camp

Apr 06, 2020 9:00AM—Apr 10, 2020 3:00PM

STEM Online Workshops – Week 3

Mar 30, 2020 10:00AM—Apr 03, 2020 3:00PM

STEM Online Workshops – Week 2

Mar 23, 2020 10:00AM—Mar 27, 2020 3:00PM

STEM Online Workshops – Week 1

Mar 17, 2020 10:00AM—Mar 20, 2020 12:00PM

Celebrate National Pi Day

Mar 11, 2020 10:00AM—2:00PM

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