We are dedicated to introducing young minds to science, technology, engineering and math. Our programming all summer long fosters curiosity and imagination through the exploration of STEM.

Calling Young Scientists

Calling Young Scientists invites young learners to put on their thinking caps and explore the world of science. From designing sustainable architecture to dissecting owl pellets, join us in educator-led workshops focused on introducing children to inquiry-based learning. Scroll through workshops in our calendar to see upcoming programs.

Young Makers

Make, create and innovate during Young Maker workshops. The Maker Movement focuses on creativity, experimentation and tinkering. Learn practical skills and spark your curiosity as we investigate different materials through the art of making. Join us for these free workshops to discover the inventor in you! View our calendar for full program details.

Citizen Science Wednesdays

Come be a citizen scientist and study monarch butterflies in LICM’s Milkweed Garden. By measuring plants, rainfall and monarch eggs you will be collecting real data that scientists at the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab will analyze! Your data will help them understand butterfly migration and will help to conserve this threatened species. You will be contributing along with other citizen scientists from all over the country as part of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. Each Wednesday morning at 11 am, meet at the front desk and take a walk through this garden to see how the plants grow and are a habitat for visiting monarchs.

This program is free to our visitors, made possible with the support of the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives at Arizona State University.

Even More STEM

Teenage volunteers bring unique science-themed activities and lessons to our visitors all year long. Discover what's happening this summer in Our Backyard with the Green Teens.

In addition, our school-year Westbury STEM Partnership is a science-focused initiative for a local school district on Long Island.

We appreciate individual, corporate and foundation support to make these initiatives possible. If you would like to make a donation to preserve and expand these programs, see how you can support us.