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The museum’s active board represent a balance of educators, business and community leaders who share a commitment to providing a meaningful place for children and families on Long Island.

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LICM, Long Island, Children, Museum

On-going community support in the form of annual donations, endowment gifts, sponsorships, and in-kind gifts, allows the museum to bring innovative exhibits and programming to visitors.

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Sep 21, 2015 - Once Upon a Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales Opens October 3

Step Into Interactive Fairy Tale Exhibit at Children's Museum

GARDEN CITY, NY—Visitors to the Long Island Children’s Museum will literally step inside beloved stories from around the globe when Once Upon a Time … Exploring the World of Fairy T...

Jun 18, 2015 - LICM Has a Blast with Bugs
Arrow Exterminating and LICM Partner for 6th Bug Bonanza

School is just letting out and families are preparing to spend time in the great outdoors. (Did you know that June is actually Great Outdoors Month?). The Long Island Children’s Museum will once again be assi...

May 25, 2015 - LICM is Blue Star Museum

2,000 museums offer free summer admission to military families

Garden City, NY – Long Island Children’s Museum announced the continuation of their participation in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Fami...

May 12, 2015 - Curtain RIses of Goodnight Moon at LICM Theater
Musical Version of Classic Children’s Book Presented in Three Week Residency

Goodnight room, Goodnight moon, Goodnight cow jumping over the moon…That classic phrase has lulled generations to sleep for more than 60 years and now this long poem of goo...

May 5, 2015 - Motion Mania! Opens at LICM
Thrilling Summer Fun Loops in Science Lessons

For many of us, roller coaster rides are an indelible memory of summer. The speed, drops and loops make for a thrilling time while also providing some excellent science lessons. Visitors to the Long Island Children’s Mu...

Mar 18, 2015 - Sensory-Friendly Theater Continues at LICM
Evening Performances Kick-Off Autism Awareness Month

The Long Island Children’s Museum will kick off Autism Awareness Month with sensory-friendly performances of the Experiential Theater Company’s “The Adventures of Perseus.” Evening performances ...

Mar 11, 2015 - Hop Into Spring at LICM
Annual After-Hours “Spring EGGstravaganza” Scheduled for March 21

Peter Cottontail will be opening the doors to the Long Island Children’s Museum for an after-hours celebration to mark the first day of spring on Saturday, March 21 from 6-9 p.m. Activiti...

Feb 4, 2015 - Montreal Theater Company Poses Big Questions to Little Ones
Long Island Children’s Museum Hosts US Premiere of Des mots d'la dynamite March 4-8

GARDEN CITY, NY – Montreal’s acclaimed theater company Des mots d'la dynamite arrives at Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM) with “Where I Live,” a production created ...

Dec 4, 2014 - NEA Grant Supports Sensory-Friendly Theater Performances

LICM Receives NEA Challenge America Grant

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced today that the Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM) is one of only 163 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Challenge America grant. LICM is r...

Oct 22, 2014 - Cranberry Festival Explores Native American Traditions
Multi-Sensory “Cranberry Festival” Complements Traveling Exhibit Themes

An exhibit traveling to leading Children’s Museums across the country introduces families and school children to five indigenous Native American communities from New England. The ex...

Sep 24, 2014 - Federal Grant Supports Expanded Theater Offerings on LI

$150K Museums for America Grant to Long Island Children’s Museum

The Long Island Children’s Museum is the recipient of a $150,000 Museums for America (MFA) grant, issued by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The federal grant will support an expanded performance...

May 6, 2014 - Big Kids Play to Support LICM
Annual Fundraiser Honors Bruce Ratner

The sound of laughter, music and fun coming from the Long Island Children’s Museum on any given day is par for the course. But when it’s the “big kids” who are the source of a night of noise it’s a sure signal that it&rs...

Apr 18, 2014 - Financial Executive Join Museum Board
Long Island Children’s Museum has elected a new member to the Board of Trustees, Thomas R. Cangemi, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. Cangemi, a resident of Mill Neck, was elected to a three-year board term.

Feb 24, 2014 - Nassa County Bar Association Supports LICM

WE CARE Fund Supports Kindergarten Readiness Program

The charitable arm of the Nassau County Bar Association is reaching out to help acclimate pre-school children with limited English proficiency to the US school system. The WE CARE Fund has presented the...

Dec 5, 2013 - LICM Hosts "Noon" Year's Eve Celebration
“Noon” Year’s Eve Celebration Provides Party Atmosphere on Kids Timetable

Long Island Children’s Museum is setting a course for 2014 with an outer space theme for its annual “noon” year’s eve celebration, “Countdown to 12!&...

Jun 26, 2013 - Get Inside Repairs at LICM's Newest Exhibit

LICM Exhibit Will Travel to Museums Across County

Things break; that’s a given. From the Stone Age wheel to the modern computer, everything breaks down and requires repair at some point. What do you do when something breaks down? Increasingly, the answer is to s...

Jun 24, 2013 - Puppets Take Over Long Island This Summer

Eight-Week Festival Brings Internation, National and Local Companies to Region

Look up, look down, look all around, and you’ll find puppets in Long Island neighborhoods this summer! Audiences across Long Island will see innovative and exciting performan...

Jun 10, 2013 - Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic Benefits LICM

Michael Strahan and Scott Rechler Honored at June 24 Fundraiser 

Celebrities from the world of sports, entertainment and the media will be hitting the links to benefit the Long Island Children’s Museum at the 2nd Annual Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic on Monda...

Apr 8, 2013 - Experiential Theater Production Explores West African Culture

Audience Participates Fully in “Sunjata Kamalenya” at LICM

For more than seven centuries, the legendary hero Sunjata Keita has been hailed by the revered West African djeli (storyteller/historians). The McCarter Theater Center has teamed up with cast of pe...

Mar 9, 2013 - Hop into Spring at LICM's EGGstravaganza
Peter Cottontail, Egg Relay Races, Themed Activities & More

Hop on over to LICM for a special night at the Children’s Museum on Saturday, March 23. Peter Cottontail will be opening the doors after hours (6-9 p.m.) for a night of fun activities, celebrating icon...

Mar 5, 2013 - Laughter & Music Covey Life Lessons on LICM Stage

Aesop’s Fables Run March 19-26

Whether it’s The Tortoise and the Hare or The Boy Who Cried Wolf, everyone knows at least one of Aesop’s classic fables. These classic tales are given a new life by British playwright Mike Kenny in a c...

Feb 7, 2013 - Sleeping Beauty Dreams Awakens in LICM Theater

Mexico’s Marionetas de la Esquina Updates Grimm’s Classic Fairy Tale

Helicopter parents, a daughter yearning to test her wings and a brave young man are the central characters in “Sleeping Beauty Dreams,” the contemporary update to the Grimm’s fairy tale tha...

Feb 5, 2013 - LICM Provides Vacation that Sandy Took Away to LI Families

“Tropical PLAYcation” Night Serves as Museum Fundraiser

Presidents Day typically kicks off a week-long school break for Long Island kids, and the busiest visitation week at the Long Island Children’s Museum. Hurricane Sandy changed those plans as most school district...

Jan 1, 2013 - “Saltwater Stories” Celebrates Long Island’s Maritime Roots
Baymen Share Traditions and Tales at Children’s Museum on Jan. 12-13

Long Island Children’s Museum’s popular Saltwater Stories program was created to ensure that the region’s maritime history and culture is preserved. The “livi...

Dec 31, 2012 - Sound Showers Exhibit Makes Splash at LICM
New Immersive Sound Exhibit Teaches Kids to “Look” with the Ears

Listen carefully next time you’re at the Long Island Children’s Museum and you’ll hear the sounds of a train arriving and barnyard animals. Follow the whistle, oinks, quacks an...

Nov 5, 2012 - LICM Awarded 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Services

National Award Recognizes Exceptional Community Service 

WASHINGTON (November 5, 2012) – The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced Long Island Children’s Museum of Garden City, N.Y. as one of 10 rec...

Aug 15, 2011 - LICM Receives Prestigious IMLS Grant

Children and families will receive an expanded understanding of both local communities and the world around them through theater, dance, m...

Mar 14, 2011 - National Grid Supports Unique Children’s Museum Science Initiative
The Long Island Children’s Museum has received a $150,000 grant from National Grid to support its innovative museum/school teaching and learning model. LICM has partnered with the Westbury School District to expand the use of inquiry-based methods to teach science curriculum to elementary scho...

Nov 11, 2010 - Bank of America “Neighborhood Builders Award” Provides $200,000 to LICM

LICM  Recognized as "Essential" Community Resource

November 11, 2010 – The Long Island Children’s Museum has been named a recipient of the 2010 Long Island Neighborhood Builders® award presented annually by the Bank of Ameri...


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