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. See the Learning Standards Matrix for all LICM Outreach programs.

 

Fun Outreach Options

Ancient Artifacts
Offered June 1–Dec. 31, 2013

Kindergarten–Grade 5
Come DIG into science! Archaeologists use their knowledge of science and history to study ancient peoples. Learn about the archaeological process through a simulated dig activity. Then, collect data and piece together an ancient "artifact."
$225. Discounts are available when booking multiple outreach workshops.


Bubbles
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 and learn at three interactive stations.
Fee: $275

Bug Bites
Kindergarten–Grade 3
Spiders, ants, and bees, oh my! Become a junior entomologist as you discover the amazing lives of insects and arachnids. Meet Laura, the Hissing Cockroach, and the rest of her friends in a very "hands-on" way. Use what you learn about insect anatomy and habits to create your own imaginary bug, complete with its own field guide!
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

*NEW! 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

Early American Folklore
Grades 1–4
Travel back in time to colonial America. Learn about the rich history and traditions of three diverse groups of people during colonial times: the Native Americans, European-Americans, and African-Americans. Try interactive crafts based on pottery, lettering and quilting; listen to folk music; and play traditional games, such as mancala, enjoyed by these populations during the colonial period.
Fee: $225

 

*NEW! 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

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 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. Use mathematical patterns and fabric shapes to design a quilt that tells your very own personal story.
Fee: $225

*NEW! 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 doesnít have to be boring!
Fee: $275

 

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. Outreach programs may be paid with Nassau County BOCES Arts in Education and Suffolk County BOCES funds. A nominal mileage fee may be added for greater distances.

 

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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