Please call the reservation office at (516) 224-5869, Tuesday–Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please advise the museum in advance if your group has any special needs so that we may assign staff accordingly.
School visits are offered Tuesday–Friday from 10–11:30 a.m. or noon–1:30 p.m. Tour times cannot be adjusted. Please note that the per child fee of $9 applies to the guided tour only. If you would like your students to spend additional time at the museum, please let the School Visits staff know when you book your trip. Additional fees will apply.
Teachers are encouraged to visit the Children’s Museum prior to coming with their class. Educators with a valid school ID or other proof of teacher status are admitted free for these exploratory visits. Please call (516) 224-5801 to set an appointment to receive this professional courtesy.
Self Guided Tour
Self-guided tours are available Tuesday–Sunday for groups with a minimum of 10 children. Reservations must be made at least two weeks prior to the tour date and are based on availability. A confirmation will be sent following receipt of reservations. This confirmation must be presented at the box office on the day of the tour to receive the group rate.
The cost for a self-guided tour is $8 per person (children and adults). All participants in a self-guided tour must be present to qualify for the discounted rate. Cafeteria reservations are not available to self-guided tour groups. Blackout dates may apply. Membership, coupons, guest passes, special offers, etc. are not valid for groups, school visits or self-guided tours.
Cafeteria & Museum Store
Advance reservations are required if you wish to visit the museum store or use the cafeteria. The cafeteria (vended service only) is available on a limited basis and by reservation only for groups bringing lunches.
Cafeteria times (with a reservation) are from 11:30 a.m.–noon or from 1:30–2 p.m. The Children’s Museum can accommodate a maximum of 50 students in the cafeteria. Please note: a cafeteria usage fee will apply.
Frequently, High School, College or Graduate school instructors wish to
arrange visits to the museum so that their students can observe children
in an informal learning environment. These Educator visits must be arranged
in advance. Please call Aimee Terzulli, Director of Education at (516) 224-5841 to
arrange a visit for your class. Fees:
High School class:
$8 per person (Teachers free)
$5 per person (Professors free)
(pre-service teachers): Free
Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
The Children’s Museum offers reduced admission rates for all school visit participants. The cost per student is $9. (See chaperone policy below.)
A 50% non-refundable deposit and signed “School Visit Contract” (sent
to you when you register) must be received at the museum 30 days before
your visit to hold your reservation. The museum reserves the right to can cel
a reservation if these required materials are not received on time. All outstanding
balances must be paid upon arrival on the day of your visit.
If at least four weeks notice of cancellation is given, reasonable
efforts will be made to reschedule your class on another date (based
on availability and your type of reservation). No refunds are issued
for school trips.
Minimum number of students per class is 10 children; maximum is 25. LICM can accommodate a maximum of four classes per visit option, per day (100 children), based on availability.
- One adult chaperone is recommended for every three Nursery school, Pre-K and kindergarten students.
- One adult chaperone is recommended for every five children in grades 1–6.
These chaperones are admitted free and must stay with their group at all times. (Adult chaperones include teachers, classroom aides, etc.)
BOCES: All of the Long Island Children’s Museum’s school visits may be paid with Nassau County BOCES Arts in Education and Suffolk County BOCES funds.
Additional adults that exceed the ratios mentioned above will be charged at the group rate ($9 each). A limit of five additional adults per date is permitted for each organization.
The Long Island Children’s Museum is a not-for-profit organization chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. All of its funding comes from individuals, corporate and foundation sources, donations, admissions, educational programs and grants.