Outreaches—Museum on the Go!

Can’t get to the Long Island Children’s Museum? Let the museum come to you!

Led by Museum Educators, all workshops embody the museum’s philosophy that children learn best by seeing, touching, doing, and having fun.

 

Fun Outreach Options

Bubbles POP!
Nursery–Grade 5
Discover bubble wands, bubble prints, bubble shapes, and more! Become a bubble scientist and learn more about the unique physical properties of bubbles. Find out why a bubble is round and explore bubble colors as you play at our three interactive stations.
Fee: $275

All Abuzz
Kindergarten–Grade 3
Butterflies, ladybugs, and ants, oh my! Become a junior entomologist as you explore insect anatomy and habitats in a very “hands-on” way. Meet Sammy the Walking Stick, touch a beetle wing, discover insects that camouflage and create your own imaginary bug!
Fee: $225

Changes & Challenges
Kindergarten–Grade 6
What kind of tools do we use to overcome specific changes and challenges in our lives? Explore some of the tools and inventions used by people with differing abilities, such as a wheelchair and a Perkins Braille typewriter. Learn how people communicate through sign language and use your sense of touch to solve our tactile puzzles.
Fee: $275

Fish Tales
Kindergarten–Grade 6
Join us for an imaginary fishing trip on Long Island’s waterways and discover the fascinating world of fish! Learn about fish habits and their habitats, the maritime industry on Long Island, and comparative anatomy. Grab a magnifying glass as you study an actual fish up close, dissect it, cook it and then eat it!
Fee: $225

Spirit of Invention
Kindergarten–Grade 3
Put on your thinking caps as you explore our collection of early inventions. Learn about the special functions of historical inventions such as the telephone and the meat grinder, and hear about the lives of famous inventors such as George Washington Carver and Marie Curie. Use your knowledge of the technology, problem-solving skills, and creativity that go into the inventive process to create your own futuristic invention using an assortment of recycled materials.
Fee: $225

Up in the Air
Kindergarten–Grade 6
Explore the science of flight and dream BIG as you engineer your own gliders based on your observations of various AIR-MAZING experiments! Discover milestones in the history of aviation and learn about the “Golden Age” that transformed aviation from a sport to a growing industry.
Fee: $225

Build It
Grades 1–5
How do architects design buildings? What makes a structure stable? Discover the answers to these questions as you explore the scientific principles and physical forces behind structures such as bridges, towers, and geodesic domes. Learn why the Leaning Tower of Pisa got its name and how gravity affects the building process through our series of demonstrations. Apply building design concepts to construct a freestanding structure out of modeling clay and toothpicks.
Fee: $225

NEW! KEVA® ColorLab
Grades 2–5
Calling all architects and engineers! Explore ideas related to building construction and structural functions based on LICM’s popular KEVA® exhibit. KEVA® planks are fun building blocks designed to be the same size, shape and weight. Make your own KEVA® structures, experiment with gravity and speed and engage in collaborative play!
Fee: $275

Lucky Fortune
Grades 1–5
What is your zodiac sign? In the Chinese culture, every lunar year is named after a different animal of the Chinese zodiac. Learn more about China during this program promoting multicultural awareness. Discover their unique Lunar New Year festivities that include hosting special banquets, performing the lion dance and sharing lucky red envelopes. Create your own parade mask to celebrate all year long!
Fee: $225

 

NEW! A Balancing Act
Grades 2–6
What makes things go f-f-f-ast … or very slooow? Learn about the cool science of gravity, speed and motion as we experiment with pennies and peacock feathers in a fun way! Then, make a high-flying “acrobat” that can balance on a piece of string.
Fee: $275

Freedom Quilts
Grades 2–6
Discover the stories that quilts told in the days of the Underground Railroad. Before the American Civil War, quilt patterns and symbols are believed to have communicated messages to help runaway slaves on their journey to freedom. Learn to “read” various quilt codes, including the Bow Tie, the Monkey Wrench and the North Star. Then use mathematical patterns and fabric shapes to design a quilt that tells your very own personal story.
Fee: $225

Science of the Small
Grades 2–6
Calling all scientists! Join us for a special science program all about nano! The term “nano” refers to one-billionth. Come explore the science of the super small as you engage in exciting hands-on demonstrations and discover the fascinating innovations in modern nano science and technology. Science doesn’t have to be boring!
Fee: $225

*Ask about our new Summer Enrichment Program! Every year, we introduce a quality summer Outreach that follows the National Reading Summer Theme.

 

Outreach Essentials

Workshops last approximately one hour and are generally offered for groups of 25–30 children and their adult chaperones. (Note: the Changes & Challenges outreach can accommodate up to 60 children.)

Ask about discounts available for multiple bookings when you call. A nominal mileage fee may be added for greater distances. All LICM Outreach programs are registered with BOCES. Call (516) 224-5847 or e-mail outreach@licm.org to book an LICM Outreach.

 

Event Enhancement

LICM Outreach programs are the perfect enhancement for large venue, family-focused events, including community festivals, corporate picnics, school fundraisers or neighborhood block parties. Call the LICM Outreach Office to create customized activities to fit your audience and setting.

 

Call (516) 224-5847 or email outreach@licm.org to book an LICM Outreach.

 

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