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. Check back for Summer 2019 schedule.

Young Makers

Make, create and innovate during Young Maker workshops. The Maker Movement focuses on creativity, experimentation and tinkering. We learned practical skills and sparked curiosity as we investigated different materials through the art of making during free workshops. Check back for Summer 2019 schedule.

Citizen Science Wednesdays

Our citizen scientists studied monarch butterflies in LICM’s Milkweed Garden. By measuring plants, rainfall and monarch eggs our visitors and staff collected real data that scientists at the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab analyzed to help them understand butterfly migration and conserve this threatened species. This was a collective effort along with other citizen scientists from all over the country as part of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. This program was 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.