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

Apr 01, 2024 9:00AM—12:00PM

Cost $40.00


Discovery Day Interactive Workshop -
Join in the STEM Adventure

Solar Eclipse Discovery Day

Monday, April 1st, 2024 - 9 AM - 12 PM,
Day After Easter School Holiday,

Discovery Day Workshop - STEM Adventure

Get ready for an astronomical adventure as we dive into the cosmic phenomenon of the solar eclipse! Calling all young explorers and budding astronomers—this program is your ticket to unlocking the secrets of this upcoming celestial spectacle.

In this exciting exploration, kids will embark on a journey to discover the science behind solar eclipses and unravel the mysteries of why they occur. Through engaging activities, interactive lessons, and hands-on experiments, our young astronomers will learn about the alignment of the sun, moon, and Earth that creates this awe-inspiring event.

This program is designed for our young stargazers to help prepare for the big event - the April 8th Solar Eclipse! They’ll be ready and equipped with solar viewing glasses and excitement in their hearts as they witness this rare celestial dance, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Limited Spots Available:  Secure your spot now and join us in unraveling the wonders of solar eclipses

JOIN US FOR an enthralling journey delving into the marvels of solar eclipses, guiding young adventurers towards understanding this celestial phenomenon and gearing up for the upcoming April 8th event with captivating activities, interactive sessions, and essential solar eclipse viewing gear! 


  • An exciting adventure for the upcoming school holiday
  • Engaging activities, lessons, and hands-on experiments designed to teach kids about the upcoming solar eclipse! Taught by the Explorium’s very own NASA Solar System Ambassador!
  • Designed for students in grades 2-6
  • Eclipse-safe viewing glasses provided to each participant

Event Details

  • Date: Monday, April 1st, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Ages: 7 years old/ 2nd Grade to 6th Grade

Registration Details::

  • Cost: $40 per child (Limited to 20 kids)
  • Snack: Please pack a snack for your child.

Our April 8th Solar Eclipse event is sold out, but there’s still room in our School Holiday Discovery Day on April 1st! This event is designed for students to learn about the upcoming solar eclipse and secure their very own eclipse-safe viewing glasses! Prepare for this upcoming celestial event and have fun while on school break.

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Space is limited to 20 students for maximum interaction. Register now.

All registration fees are non-refundable but can be credited toward future events based on availability with 4 days advance notice.  

Workshops are subject to registration numbers.

Meet our NASA Ambassador!

Malmi Kiriwandalage

Malmi Kiriwandalage

She is an astronomer, space science educator, and aspiring Astrobiologist from Sri Lanka. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Astronomy & Planetary Sciences from Stony Brook State University of New York and is an Advanced Space Academy graduate at the Space Camp, U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Currently, she is in the process of enrolling in graduate school to obtain her PhD in Astrobiology and Planetary Sciences.

Founded in 2005, the Long Island Explorium is committed to the development of programs and exhibits deeply rooted in research and evidence-based practice. Our programs are aligned with NYSSLS, ELA, Math and Social Studies Standards.

These events are organized by the Long Island Explorium, and provided free of charge in our support of children and STEM enrichment. If you would like to support this or any of our program, please consider a donation of $10 to the Explorium by visiting our Support Page 

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The Long Island Explorium is a leading non-profit organization in STEM education with a mission to foster innovative thinking, build confidence, and promote teamwork among future generations. Our unique curriculum, exhibits, and educational approach is designed to spark creative solutions and encourage a "fail forward" mindset. As Long Island's premier family maker space, we host the annual Maker Faire Long Island, further solidifying our position as a leading innovator in STEM education and discovery.

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