Led by our trained museum educators, our outreach workshops embody the museum’s philosophy that children learn best by seeing, touching, doing and having fun. Our outreach workshops are designed for one hour of hand-on experiences for 25-30 children plus adult chaperones at your own location.
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 at our three interactive stations.
Butterflies, ladybugs, and ants, oh my! Become a junior entomologist as you explore insect anatomy and habitats in a very “hands-on” way. Meet Sammy the Walking Stick, touch a beetle wing, discover insects that camouflage and create your own imaginary bug!
Changes & Challenges
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.
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!
NEW! Game On!
Arcade games like Pong and Pac-Man heralded a new age of innovation in the history of gaming. Explore the world of arcade machines and video games in this fun STEAM program encouraging children’s connected learning and creative thinking. Step into the role of a game developer as you design your own game from the initial concept to a finished prototype, including materials such as: cardboard trays, marbles, LED lights, and your own graphics! Then earn tickets to test out your friend’s in our community "arcade"!
Spirit of Invention
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.
Up in the Air
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.
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.
Calling all architects and engineers! Explore ideas related to building construction and structural functions based on LICM’s popular KEVA® exhibit. KEVA® planks are fun building blocks designed to be the same size, shape and weight. Make your own KEVA® structures, experiment with gravity and speed and engage in collaborative play!
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!
A Balancing Act
What makes things go f-f-f-ast … or very slooow? Learn about the cool science of gravity, speed and motion as we experiment with pennies and peacock feathers in a fun way! Then, make a high-flying “acrobat” that can balance on a piece of string.
Discover the stories that quilts told in the days of the Underground Railroad. Before the American Civil War, quilt patterns and symbols are believed to have 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. Then use mathematical patterns and fabric shapes to design a quilt that tells your very own personal story.
How To Book
Call (516) 224-5847 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to book an LICM Outreach. All LICM Outreach programs are registered with BOCES. Ask about discounts available for multiple bookings when you call. A nominal mileage fee may be added for greater distances.
Want to Make the Trip?
We also offer guided field trips at the Museum with workshops, tours of exhibits, and live theater programs.