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FALL HOURS
The museum is now also open Wednesdays 10 AM - 2 PM
Saturday - Sunday 1-5pm

Monday November 11th
1-5pm
OPEN Veteran's Day

This week’s theme is in the field of Physics. How can we know dark matter is there if we can't see it?

Wednesday, November 13th
10am – 2pm
This week’s theme is in the field of Physics. How can we know dark matter is there if we can't see it?

Wednesday, November 13th
7 – 8pm
Cold Stun Sea Turtle Beach Monitoring Workshop
AMSEAS scientists will guide participants on an interactive, educational walk on the beach. Participants will be taught about the four species of sea turtles that utilize our waters seasonally and how human interaction threatens their lives.

Saturday & Sunday, November 16th & 17th 
1 5pm
We continue to celebrate the science behind this year's Nobel Peace Prize in medicine, physics, and chemistry. This weeks theme is in the field of Physics.  How can we know dark matter is there if we can't see it?

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the PJV Rain Gardens and Public Forum

Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Public Forum for the Rain Garden Project

The Long Island Explorium warmly invites you to the official launch of the Rain Garden Project in Port Jefferson. Funded by the Long Island Sound Study.

Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45pm - 5:15pm

Learn more about the Rain Garden: https://longislandexplorium.org/pj-rain-garden/

Weekend Rain Garden program at the Long Island Explorium

Come visit our newly installed Rain Gardens in Port Jefferson Village and learn all about these amazing outdoor spaces.  Enjoy a 30 min tour and introduction on the benefits of rain gardens.  All participants will receive a voucher to claim a seedling in Spring 2020.

Date: Saturday, December 7th, and Sunday, December 8th
Time: 2 pm - 2:30pm
Cost: FREE.

Learn more about the Rain Garden: https://longislandexplorium.org/pj-rain-garden/

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!
So, stay tuned for more to come and SAVE THE DATE - June 6, 2020 for Maker Faire Long Island!

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. 

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 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

Hours

Fall Schedule
NEW FALL HOURS!
Wednesdays 10AM – 2PM
Saturday through Sunday
1:00pm – 5:00pm
(Other times by reservation)

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

Fall Public Hours in effect

Rain Garden Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Nov 20, 2019 3:30PM—5:30PM

Long Island Explorium Weds, November 20th,   3:45 - 4:15 pm - Garden tours of the Village Center Rain Garden and official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 4:15 - 5 : 15 pm - At the Long Island Explorium

Cold Stun Sea Turtle Beach Monitoring Workshop

Nov 13, 2019 7:00PM—8:00PM

Long Island Explorium Weds, November 13th, 7 – 8pm   Cold Stun Sea Turtle Beach Monitoring Workshop with the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society

Open Veteran’s Day 2019

Nov 11, 2019 1:00PM—5:00PM

Long Island Explorium Monday, November 11th, 1 – 5pm   Open Veteran's Day

How Do You Know Dark Matter

Nov 16, 2019 1:00PM—5:00PM

Long Island Explorium Saturday, November 16th, 1 – 5pm   How can we know dark matter is there if we can't see it?

How Do You Know Dark Matter

Nov 17, 2019 1:00PM—5:00PM

Long Island Explorium Sunday, November 17th, 1 – 5pm   How can we know dark matter is there if we can't see it?

Build a Cell Model

Nov 10, 2019 1:00PM—5:00PM

Long Island Explorium Sunday, November 10th, 1 – 5pm   Join us and build a cell model!

Build a Cell Model

Nov 09, 2019 1:00PM—5:00PM

Long Island Explorium Saturday, November 9th, 1 – 5pm   Join us and build a cell model!

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