Maker Spotlight

Make-ing the World a Better Place at the Long Island Explorium.  

Welcome our Makers into your home!

We're all Makers. Make-ing the World a better place. Every week, we will feature Makers from all walks of life showcasing their passion.

Makers are individuals/groups who love sharing what they are make-ing to bring joy to others. Makers can also be small businesses that are make-ing their living off their passion.

Our youngest Makers are our children!

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We are all Makers 'Make-ing' the world a better place.

Upcoming Maker Spotlights

Michael Albert
American Pop Artist / Author

Saturday, April 11th, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

American Pop Artist & Friend of the Long Island Explorium will lead a virtual STEAM workshop on Saturday April 11th at 2pm. Mr. Albert will broadcast from his home studio and demonstrate the creation of one of his “Cerealism” artworks which are collages made from cereal boxes.

For those who wish to create a collage of their own while watching please gather the following materials:
  • 1 cereal box (or any other cardboard package such as cookies, crackers, soda carton, tea box, etc),
  • 1 pair of scissors,
  • 1 bottle of regular Elmer’s Glue (a Glue stick is ok, too, if you don’t have the regular liquid Elmer’s),
  • a piece of cardboard to be used as a base for the collage such as the back of a writing pad, piece of cut cardboard from a corrugated box, etc.

TheLaserGirls Cosplay
Cosplay/ Makers

April 18th, 2020, (time to be announced)

Since 2013, TheLaserGirls missions has been to to challenge, experiment, and educate around 3D technology and process. The duo set out to meld digital art and design into their fantastical artwork.

Chris and Ray Rumore
Maker/ Inventor

Saturday, April 25th, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Join Ray & Chris, creators and inventors of the robot Volt for an interactive workshop on making Mini Bots with household objects!

Mary-Jo Peritore, MerCurios Jewelry
Maker/ Jewelry Designer

Date/ Time to be Announced

Born of a mercurial nature, and steeped in a schizophrenic aesthetic . . . Mary-Jo's work is organic, ethereal and raw. Her Modern Primitive pieces connect with audiences on an intuitive level, evoking feelings of a deep connection to the natural world.

Elijah Horland
Maker/ Inventor

Date/ Time to be announced


Andrew Iancona
Maker/ Inventor

Date/ Time to be announced


Previous Maker Spotlights

Amarilis Singh

Saturday, March 28th, 10:00am - 11:00am

Amarilis Singh, owner of the art Studio Artelier, as well as, an art educator at Harbor Day Country School and the Long Island Explorium on Zoom for free via the Long Island Explorium.

Topic: Maker Spotlight with Artist Amarilis Singh - Making masks for COVID-19 healthcare providers

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Moira Chas

Saturday, March 7th, 1:30-3:30pm

Math is always fun with Stony Brook University Mathematician Moira Chas. Visit and see what is in store.

Anurag Snappy XO

Saturday, February 22nd 2020

Meet the creators of SnappyXO!

SnappyXO is a design-driven robotics education platform. It provides an authentic engineering experience in designing mechanisms, structures, and robots.

Gallery North

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

The Studio @ Gallery North will be sharing silk screening with guests. A printmaking technique, silk screening is an exciting way to create an image that can be reproduced many times on many different materials. It begins with a permanent image on silk which is then covered with ink that is squished through the silk, leaving behind your image. You can print on paper, fabric, plastic, glass & more!

Andrew Iancona

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Join us for our Maker Spotlight with Andrew Iacona. With Andrew, you can design the body of the  Fold n Fight Bot, think about the aerodynamics, and figure out battle strategies. Reserve your spot now.

Douglas Baldwin
Musician and Artist Maker

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Maker Spotlight features musician and artist Douglas Baldwin. View and create your own fractal art -infinite images with astounding colors and patterns.

Graduate Education Outreach (GEO) STEM Club

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

The Stony Brook University GEO STEM Club returns to help us design, construct, and test our own catapults using some cool, but common materials. We'll consider the art of design and the physics of launching in this hands-on engineering challenge. Reserve for your spot now.

Anurag Purwar Sat 13th

Saturday, April 13, 2019

We welcome Professor Anurag Purwar who will share his famous SnappyXO robots. Join us and start building your own robot.

Stony Brook University Graduate Students

March 30, 2019

Reserve for your spot now. Work with Stony Brook University Graduate Outreach (GEO) Students to make a “rainstorm in a jar.”

Artist Maker

Sat., March 23rd, 2019

Ever stitch with a sewing machine or a big plastic needle? Come join us and create your own fabric art with our resident artist, Ms. Ama. Also enjoy Miles of Tiles and Ring of Fire from MoMath all weekend long.

Moira Chas

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Celebrate Pi Day with Stony Brook University Mathematician Moira Chas. We have various solutions and wand-making materials. Now it's up to you to make 3-D wands for making bubbles.

Biomedical Engineering Society at SBU
Biomedical Engineers

February 16th, 2019

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.

GEO STEM Club Students at SBU
Biomedical Engineers

February 23rd, 2019

With the GEO STEM Club, you can design and test spacesuits for “Potato Astronauts” using available materials. Prepare to take off to Space!

GEO STEM Club Students at SBU
Biomedical Engineers

January 26th, 2019

In partnership with Stony Brook University's Graduate Education Outreach (GEO) group, join us for the FIRST monthly STEM club. GEO members will kick off this month's STEM club with the Tie Dye Milk lab. Discover the scientific secrets of soap while creating colorful patterns in milk.

Michael Albert
American Pop Artist / Author 

December 26, 2018

Albert will be bringing his materials of choice, namely cereal boxes and other printed cardboard consumer packages, and will give museum visitors the chance to create a collage of their own.  He will be working side by side with museum guests making art.

All those that visit and create a collage in the workshop session will receive a free signed print of one of Albert’s works among other special gifts!

Smithtown Robotics Team

December 1st, 2018

The Smithtown Robotics team will be at the Long Island Explorium 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.