Since opening our doors in 1993 in 5,000-square-feet of donated space, the Museum has grown into a premiere institution recognized nationally for award-winning exhibits, programs and expansive community outreach initiatives. 

25 Weeks in honor of 25 Years

Special events, themed workshops and deals and discounts highlighting the Museum’s 25-year history... The Museum kicked off our birthday celebration in November 2018 with the Ultimate Birthday Bash, a two-day birthday party exploring birthday traditions around the world, presented live performances and showcased our creativity with an array of themed activities. We marked our actual birthday by rolling back admission fees to 1993 prices. 

Popular performers and productions returned to the LICM Theater during this 25-week celebration. Programming marked other notable birthdays -- from Dr. King to Dr. Seuss – during the celebration season.  The traveling exhibit TINKERTOY®: Build Your Imagination™ was chosen as the perfect exhibit to represent the creativity, ingenuity and problem-solving the Museum inspires during our birthday month.  View the complete schedule of activities. (PDF)

The Museum’s 25th Birthday Celebration concluded with our annual Cupcakes & Cocktail fundraiser May 9, 2019.

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Our Sponsors

List of sponsors for 25th Birthday activities

Community support makes all of our birthday activities possible. Much thanks to the individuals, businesses and foundations that have supported LICM this year ... and every year.

Share Your History

Whether you came to see us in the 90s, 00s or the current decade, tag #playlicm to show us your photos and tell your story. We shared "now and then" photos from 1993 and beyond during our 25th birthday celebration, and we continue to feature our visitors on Facebook and Instagram. Not on social media? Include a description of your picture and send it to Melissa Sorvillo at