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Field Trips 2014–15

Discover exciting, hands-on learning experiences that support and enhance your curriculum! Long Island Children's Museum offers four school visit choices tailored to the New York State Learning Standards, your curriculum and the age group of your class.

Our exciting exhibits and professionally trained staff make Long Island Children's Museum a "must-visit" education destination … year after year. Book now for preferred dates and times!

LICM has prepared pre-visit and post-visit activities to extend the Museum experience to your classroom. All guided school visits are lead by a trained Museum Educator.


Play & Wonder

The educational value of play is immeasurable. Young children will naturally play in, and respond to, our developmentally appropriate galleries. Children, together with their chaperones, are invited to experience the benefits of tactile, socio-dramatic and scientific play.  

TotSpot, Sandy Island, Sound Showers
*NEW! Workshop: Animal Adventures—Children explore and learn about our natural world through close up animal encounters.

Download pre and post visit materials for this field trip.



Synergy Science
Kindergarten–Grade 6

Children working together will examine how the sciences of the natural world inspire art, technology, culture and our built environment. Using 21st century skills of inquiry, creativity, and collaborative problem solving students will explore multi-sensory experiences that examine science concepts that shape our world.

Bubbles, Feast for Beasts, KEVA, and Comings & Goings

See traveling exhibit schedule

Download pre and post visit materials for this field trip.



How Things Work
Grades 1–5

Science and engineering combine in this visit as children experiment with the concepts behind "how things work." Students explore simple machines and investigate the world around them as they discover the answers to questions using hands-on experiences.

Exhibits: Tool Box and
Bricks & Sticks
Theater Presentation: Simple Machines, Please—interactive, science-themed theater program exploring the impact six simple machines make on our daily lives.

Download Simple Machines, Please Activity Packet.

Download pre and post visit materials for this field trip.



Mapping Your World
Grades 2–4

Children dig deep to take a closer look at the science of cartography (map-making). Students will explore geography in two hands-on exhibits and learn the tricks of the mapping trade, including cardinal direction points and graphing. Using this information, students will create a treasure map in our interactive workshop.

Exhibits: Pattern Studio and Communication Station
Workshop: Treasure Maps!—by discovering the meaning and function of the basic communication tools every map uses, students will work together to create a treasure map to help the teacher find the hidden treasure in the room.

Download pre and post visit materials for this field trip.

Double Your Learning

Stretch your field trip budget and expand your classroom curriculum by booking two different LICM field trip options for your class on the same day. Your schedule will include a 30-minute lunch break. Cafeteria usage fee waived for groups booking this program.
Fee: $15/student.



Theater Programs

Incorporate the performing arts into your curriculum during four special Theater residencies at LICM throughout the school year. Provide your students with unique opportunities to enjoy professional performances in the theater with supporting workshops as part of their total experience. Theater educators will lead performance-related workshops. Pre- and post-visit materials will be available for download from the LICM website.

The cost per student is $9. Theater field trip fee includes performance and workshop.
See chaperone policy.


Des mots d’la dynamite presents Where I Live

Wed., March 4–Fri., March 6
  at 10:15 a.m. and noon
Saturday, March 7
  at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.*
Sunday, March 8
  at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

*French-language performance

Montreal's acclaimed theater company explores the wonder of the places we inhabit in "Where I Live," a wildly imaginative production aimed at very young audiences. Characters Téqui and Téoù invite audience members to examine big questions about their place in the world— from their own body to their family, their community, and finally to the planet we share. Props and scenic elements used in this production are easily relatable to children: cardboard and wood blocks form houses, rags become puppets and flashlights are used to highlight items and create shadow games.

Download the Where I Live:
Visitor Activity Packet.



The Adventures of Perseus
Grades 1–6
Adapted from Homer by Chistopher Parks; Produced and Directed by Christopher Parks, EXPERIENtial Theater Company

Friday, March 27, 2015
   at 10 a.m. and noon
Tuesday, March 31 through    Thursday, April 2, 2015
   at 10:a.m. and noon

Join Perseus, son of Zeus, on a fantastic journey through Greek mythology. Originally created at the McCarter Theatre Center, this dynamic program utilizes several types of styles of puppetry, along with live actors in the re-telling of Perseus' adventures. Puppetry styles run the gamut from hand and rod and shadow puppets to Bunraku and marionettes.

Student interaction is a hallmark of the EXPERIENtial Theater Company; operating under the principle "If you're in the room, you're in the show." Perseus will need the help of your students to svae his mother as he embarks on his quest. In addition to Perseus, students will be introduced to his father Zeus, sister Athena, brother Hermes and Medusa, among others as they take this voage through mythology.

Download the The Adventures of Perseus Visitor Activity Packet.



Pre-Kindergarten–Grade 2
Based on the book by Margaret Wise Brown with illustrations by Clement Hurd; Stage adaptation and music by Chad Henry

Tuesday, May 19 through
   Friday, May 22, 2015
   at 10 a.m. and noon.
Tuesday, May 26 through,
   Friday, May 29, 2015
   at 10 a.m. and noon.
Tuesday, June 2 through,
   Friday, June 5, 2015
   at 10 a.m. and noon.

The book "Goodnight Moon" is a children's classic, delighting generations over 60 years. The crowning literary achievement of author Margaret Wise Brown, with adored illustrations by Clement Hurd, this long poem of goodnight wishes is brought vibrantly to life with fanciful song, dance and puppetry.

The stage production brings to life this quiet, simple story in the great green room of Bunny as he is going to bed. Upbeat and charming songs, accompanied by a live pianist, and innovative puppetry give life to the various objects in the bunny's room. Watch as the red balloon floats around the room and the cow jumps over the moon. Children and teachers will delight in seeing this beloved book come to life. Goodnight Moon is a joint production of LICM and Plaza Theatrical.

Download the Goodnight Moon
Activity Packet.


Double Your Learning

Stretch your field trip budget by extending your Theater field trip into a "double feature." Add another LICM field trip option to your theater program for a double dose of Museum learning. A 30-minute lunch break is included in all double field trips.



New Exhibit
Experiences 2014–15

Comings & Goings Gallery Schedule
Your LICM field trip may include a visit to our traveling exhibit gallery. Our 2013–2014 schedule features:

Native Voices: New England Tribal Families

Friday, October 3, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, 2015

Explore five thriving New England communities as they work to balance cultural traditions with life in a modern world. The hands-on exhibit takes visitors through four New England seasons and shars stories, songs and cultural materials that illustrate strong and enduring connections between tribes and their traditional homelands.

Visitors will toboggan down a winter hill, learn about daily life at the Nuweetooun Tribal School, experience the sights and sounds of Pow Wow and explore a natural cranberry bog on Martha's Vineyard! Experience these activities and many more in the new exhibit Native Voices. Native Voices: new England Tribal Families is sponsered nationally by Ocean Spray TM and the National Endowment for the Humanities TM.


Friday, January 23, 2014 through Sunday, May 3, 2015

Healthyvill e features over 50 hands-on activities, nearly a dozen computer games, six main attractions, a real TV studio and countless opportunities to help children learn more about their bodies and their health. The exhibit encourages healthy living and making smart choices.

  • Full-time residents Bree, Claudia, Jonathan, Milo and Lucy guide children as they explore nutrition, fitness, hygiene, safey and their own brainpower!
  • Healthyville Park gets everyone moving and shows the amazing work performed by your cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and skeletal systems.
  • Drop by the WBOD Television Studio and report "live" from inside the body.
  • Explore memory, emotions and senses, plus the digestive system and, of course, germs through 10 interactive computer games.

Healthyville was created by Stepping Stones Museum for Children as a part of its Healthy Children, Healthy Communities® initiative.

Stay tuned for news on a third exhibit to visit LICM this year—we think you'll be blown away!



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