Space Saturdays

Jul 27, 2024 11:00AM—Aug 24, 2024 5:00PM


Port Jeff Harbor, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Cost Single Session: $35, 5-Class Pack: $155

Event Contact Katie Brown | Email


Journey Through the Cosmos

Space Saturdays: Cosmic Voyagers

"Space Saturdays" at the Long Island Explorium offers a captivating adventure into space science, led by Malmi Kiriwandalage, our NASA Solar System Ambassador. This program is designed for children entering grades 1-5, providing a blend of education, hands-on activities, and imaginative exploration.

Key Features:

  • Engaging Education: Learn through activities that illustrate complex astronomical concepts in understandable ways.
  • Hands-On Experiments: Participate in experiments and demonstrations that showcase the principles of astronomy and space exploration.
  • Expert Leadership: Guided by Malmi Kiriwandalage, whose passion for astronomy and space science education enriches each session.

Session Highlights:

  • Exploration of the Solar System: Get to know the planets, moons, and other celestial bodies.
  • Understanding of Space Missions: Delve into the technology and objectives behind famous space missions.
  • Astronomy Fundamentals: Gain a foundational understanding of how to observe and understand the night sky.

Event Details

  • Space Saturdays: 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, & 8/24 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Age Group: Grades 1st - 5th

Registration Options:

  • Half Adventure Pass (5 classes): Choose either Marine Mondays or Space Saturdays series for a focused exploration at a 10% discount - $155.
  • Single Session: Flexibility to choose any individual Marine Monday or Space Saturday - $35 per class.

What to Bring:

  • For Space Saturdays: Notebook for observations and any questions you might have about the universe!

Book Your Adventure Today!

Spaces are limited, and these popular programs are expected to fill quickly. Secure your child’s place in our summer sessions now and give them the gift of knowledge and wonder!

This summer, the Long Island Explorium offers a unique series of educational programs that cater to young minds eager to explore marine biology and space science. Tailored for children entering grades 1-5, these sessions combine hands-on activities with expert guidance to foster curiosity and learning.

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 

Please view our Visit Us page to learn more about our reopening and enhanced protocols,

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Space is limited to 15 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.

Educator Profile:


Malmi Kiriwandalage

Long Island Explorium’s resident NASA Solar System Ambassador.

Malmi Kiriwandalage is the Explorium’s resident NASA Solar System Ambassador. 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 University. She is an Advanced Space Academy graduate at the Space Camp, U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Current Long Island Explorium Members Only

Click here to get your exclusive Member discount code of 5% off workshop.  

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This code is only for use with active and current Long Island Explorium Members. 

Not a member? Contact us today to join and get your discounts.

Upcoming Events

Space Saturdays

Jul 27, 2024 11:00AM—Aug 24, 2024 5:00PM

Port Jeff Harbor, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Space Saturdays – August 3

Aug 03, 2024 11:00AM—12:30PM

Port Jeff Harbor, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Summer Camps 2024

Jul 15, 2024 9:00AM—Aug 30, 2024 12:00PM

The location

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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Summer Camp 2023

5 Weeks of Unique Camps The ultimate summer camp experience: Adventure, education, and memories that last a lifetime!

Register now for the Long Island Explorium's Summer Camps 2023

Welcome to our exciting Summer Camp program!

Our camps offer a unique and engaging experience that combines hands-on learning with fun and adventure. Our team of experienced educators is dedicated to providing your child with the tools and skills they need to succeed in the ever-changing world of STEM. From exploring the wonders of the natural world to discovering the technology behind space exploration, our camps offer a wide range of programs that will ignite your child's curiosity and foster a love of learning.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to give your child an unforgettable summer of exploration and discovery! Register now to secure your child's spot in our Summer Camp program.

In-Person at the Explorium


  • Week of 7/10 - 7/14 - Coding & Robotics
  • Week of 7/17 - 7/21 - Mini Medical School - SOME HALF DAY CAMP OPTIONS STILL AVAILABLE
  • Week of 7/24 - 7/28 - Paleontology
  • Week of 7/31 - 8/4 - Engineering a Better Tomorrow - NO VACANCY, NO REGISTRATIONS AVAILABLE
  • Week of 8/14 - 8/18 - Science Research Skills Lab


  • Half-Day 9 am  - 12 pm 
  • Full-Day 9 am - 3 pm
  • Grades 3rd - 6th, EXCEPT for Science Research Skills Lab (which is grades 5th, 6th, and 7th only).
  • Our camps are designed by certified teachers and taught by highly-trained educators.


  • Full-Day Option (9 AM to 3 PM) - $575 / $645.00 Robotics Camp*
  • Half-Day Option (9 AM to 12 PM) - $375  / $445.00 Robotics Camp*)
  • *Robotics Camp - Required additional robotics kit of $70 included in the registration price. This kit is available at cost and is essential for participating in the camp unless you have previously purchased the kit.

Snacks and lunch are not provided and should be packed for campers.

Register today

Space will be limited. Register now.

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Cancellation Policy:  

Two weeks before the camp start date will receive a refund, minus an administration fee of $30 per Camp Week canceled. Cancellations made less than two weeks before the start of camp will receive a credit toward future bookings or registrations.

Camps are subject to registration numbers.


* *No discount codes applicable during Early Bird registration

** Member discount 5%: Member5 (for active LI Explorium Members, Contact us for questions or to become a member).

*** If registering more than 1 child in the same family, contact Lisa Rodriguez for a sibling discount before registering. (not applicable during Early Bird Discount).

****  For more information and questions, contact Lisa at Please put Summer Camp 2022 as part of the subject line.

July 17th - 21st, 2023


Do you enjoy helping others? Is it your dream to become a doctor? The Long Island Explorium is excited to bring back its Mini Med-School camp again this summer! Children will learn about different disciplines in the field of medicine, and understand a rewarding profession that is driven by service and makes a positive impact in people's lives!

Mini Medical School Camp

July 24th - 28th, 2023


This program will teach students about the field of paleontology and its current day career applications. Throughout the week, students will explore the different branches of paleontology and how earth has changed its living creatures overtime. Each day, students will investigate a different dinosaur from the past and their adaptations to different environments. At the end of camp, students will become young paleontologists and archaeologists themselves and will explore, dig for and analyze fossils. This camp will be held indoors and outdoors.

Paleontology Camp 2023

July 31st- August 4th, 2023


Join us for an exciting journey through the world of STEM and discover how science and technology can be applied to make the world a better place. During this exciting week of engineering explorations, students will discover the many ways science and technology are making the world a better place. Students will learn about alternative energy sources, sustainable farming, artificial intelligence, and more. Each day will be packed with hands-on activities for students to explore ways to engineer a better tomorrow.

Engineering a Better Tomorrow Camp 2023

August 14th-18th, 2023


NEW FOR 2023!
Embark on an exceptional camp experience tailored to upper elementary students (5th, 6th, 7th), equipping them with the tools for Middle School science and research success. Our innovative program offers real-life, hands-on research opportunities in both field and classroom settings. Campers will engage in captivating techniques, such as drone piloting, mapping, and 3D modeling, while exploring captivating scientific realms like geology, marine biology, atmospheric studies, and space science. Join us for an unforgettable adventure, where learning intertwines with exploration, empowering young minds with the knowledge and skills to thrive in scientific endeavors. Secure your child's spot today and unlock a world of discovery!

Science Research Skills Lab 2023


"Our daughter, age 7, participated in a recent STEM exercise via group ZOOM call. We really like how the teacher, challenged the children to think about the problem and alternative solutions. Amazingly well done, start to finish. If you are looking to add to your child's experience in science, this is it."


"My child is enjoying the program very much. For her it is something interesting to look forward aside her school work, in which she is losing interest now."


"So you definitely did something right in instilling a confidence and a desire for inquiry in them that I haven’t seen before. The experience definitely exposed them to something more than they would have had in their district and yes I teach science but what you did surpassed the standards. There is a silver lining in this storm of remote learning."

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