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March...

February
Winter Break STEAM Camps
January
Maker Spotlight: Michael Albert
December

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February Events

February 2-3

“Ring of Fire” and “Miles of Tiles.”

The Long Island Explorium is proud to present exhibits from the Museum of Mathematics in NYC: “Ring of Fire” and “Miles of Tiles.” Don’t miss these 8 week traveling exhibits! Join us and create surprising lines with solid shapes at “Ring of Fire”. Create tantalizing tesselations at “Miles of Tiles”.

February 9-10

Message in a Bottle

All month long our theme is love and this weekend we create a message in a bottle. Design a heartfelt note for someone you respect, appreciate, or value.  Celebrate the season of love at the Explorium.

February 16

Maker Spotlight: Biomedical Engineering Society at Stony Brook University

Biomedical engineers fix common health problems. Share your ideas to help ACL injuries or ways to help hands stay safe when cooking? Then, put electrodes on your strong arm, and wrestle with a friend. Let’s see how high you can move the lever.

February 17

Museum of Mathematics Exhibits

National Museum of Mathematics exhibits "Ring of Fire" and "Miles of Tiles" are at the Explorium! Last day of exhibition - March 24th, 2019.

February 18 -22

Winter Break “Ala-Carte” STEAM Camps

By popular demand, we are offering FIVE days of our well-loved unique STEAM workshops! You can register for 1 or 2 or ALL 5 days. There’s something for everyone of ALL ages and Every day is a unique experience!

February 23

Potato Astronauts

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

January Events

January 5-6

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.

January 12-13

Have fun with Ozobots!

Robots that you can code, create and play with in endless possibilities.

January 19-21

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.

January 21, 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.

January 26 -27

Color Chromatography!

Discover the science of colors by finding hidden colors in water-soluble makers.

December Events

December 1

Maker Spotlight: Smithtown Robots

The Smithtown Robotics team will be at the Long Island Explorium on December 1st demonstrating our 120-pound competition robot, which was built in just six weeks! They will also have interactive activities with Ozobots and Vex bots for technology enthusiasts of all ages. “

December 2

Maker Spotlight: Cara DiGirolamo

Our Maker Cara DiGirolamo is a journeyman maker and illustrator. Marbling is a curious art form that creates unique and dynamic images on paper or other objects. Marbled papers are traditionally used in bookbinding and calligraphy but are also great for origami and scrapbooking. Kids will learn how to make marbled paper and have fun creating works of art.

December 8-9

Let's Celebrate Light!

Explore patterns while creating a luminary to light your path.

December 15-16

Let's Celebrate Snow!

Explore the science of snowflakes and make one to take home!

Dec. 22nd-23rd, Dec. 26th-31st

Let's Celebrate the New Year!

Explore the principles of geometry and design your own Times Square Ball.

November Events

November 3

One of Our Favorite Makers is BACK

Ray Rumore from Ray's Robot will be at the Explorium on Sat. Nov 3 at 1:30pm until 3pm. Come join him and build your own "Bristle Bot". While supplies last!

November 3-4

Communicate With Me

How to Say "Communicate With Me" in nine languages! Learn how nano-technology is used in communication, explore the international Code of Signals, design your own code to use with friends and send messages!!

November 10-11

Wanted: FBI Agents

Wanted: FBI Agents for fingerprinting! Use our materials to practice your skills in Forensic Science! Make all kinds of "prints" that are uniquely yours!

November 17

Celebrate National Geopgraphic's Geography Awareness Week

Maker Spotlight: Join Marine Archaelogy Divers for an interactive activity and become marine archaelogist to discover what happened to the sunkin ship many years ago. Let's uncover some buried treasure!

November 17-18

Be A Wildlife Detective

Discover the "Animal Prints" of various animals as they leave their tracks when they gather food in the winter! Create your own prints as you create their natural habitats!

November 23-25

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

October 6-7

National Space Week

We're celebrating the UNited Nations National Space Week. Come join our special guest from the Cradle of Aviation. We'll have exciting activities to elarn how "Space Unites the World".

October 13-14

Earth Science Week

Let's Celebrate this year's Earth Science Week with the themes of "Earth as Inspiration". We're gong to discover the reasons why an earthquakes happens. DO you know which earthquake happened on your birthday? Let's find Out!

October 20-21

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!

October 27

Member Appreciation Day

All members are invited to come join us on Oct 27th. Come enjoy some Halloween fun and games, a bagel brunch and of course, all the Explorium has to offer. Come dressed in a costumne and get a goody bag to go.

October 27-28

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.

September Events

September 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!

September 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.

September 22-23

NO more straws!

Let's keep straws out of our landfill. We're going to "Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose" straws into creative inventions.

September 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. Buy your tickets now!

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.

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!

March Events

March 3-4

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Join us to create your own Green Oobleck to ooze through your fingers!

March 10-11

March Math Madness

Join us as we explore and investigate through Art the Mathematical findings of PI, Fibonacci, and Bernoulli!
Celebrate International Pi day this weekend with our “Makers in Residence”
March 10, 2pm: Dr. Moira Chas from SBU Math Dept as she explores the world of curves, crossings, surfaces and more.
March 11, 2 pm: Dr. Elana Reiser and her fabulous 3D Printed Interactive Math Fun

March 17-18

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Come to our Maker space to design and create Leprechaun traps! See how many Simple Machines you incorporate.

March 24-25

Celebrate World Water Day!

Join us as we design a Water Filtration System to clean dirty water! We will have First Lego League teams showing off their 2018 Aqua Adventure Challenge or HydroDynamics challenge. We will see how their ideas conserve this valuable resource.