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. Workshops last approximately one hour and are generally offered for groups of 25-30 children and their adult chaperones. Outreaches are designed to captivate children through exploration, demonstration and experiential activities.  

2024 Summer Enrichment Program

These two LICM Outreach program options complement the NY State Library 2024 Summer Reading theme, and they are available June - August 2024:

Find Your Way — Kindergarten - Grade 5
Join us on an orienteering adventure. Explore the parts of a compass and how to use it to find your way. With the new skills you have learned, discover treasure hidden around you.
Fee: $275

Mix Up Some Magic — Kindergarten - Grade 5
Be amazed and astounded by chemistry magic! Mix up some thrilling solutions from things you might find in your own kitchen, and even make some mysterious oobleck to take home.  Is it a solid or is it a liquid?
Fee: $275

Year Round Options

Bubble POP! — Nursery - Grade 5
Become a bubble scientist and learn more about the unique physical properties of bubbles as you experiment at our three interactive stations. Experiment making bubbles and take home your own bubble print.
Fee: $325

All Abuzz — Pre-K-Grade 3 
Junior entomologists will meet a hissing cockroach and discover insects that camouflage. They will learn what makes an animal an insect and the different body parts they have. Students will create their own bugs. Children will be provided with a field guide page about their bug that can be done after the program.  
Fee:  $275

Build It – Pre-K - Grade 3  
How did the Leaning Tower of Pisa get its name? Explore the scientific forces behind structures such as bridges and towers as you apply building design concepts to construct a freestanding structure out of Magic Nuudles and toothpicks.
Fee: $275

Catch Me if You Can! — Kindergarten - Grade 5 
Investigate the ways animals protect themselves from predators.  Meet our live animals that use defense mechanisms in order to stay safe.  Create your own animal by using the animal defense of your choice.
Fee: $275

Up in the Air— Kindergarten - Grade 5 
Explore the science of flight and dream BIG as you make your own gliders based on your observations of various AIR-MAZING experiments, and learn about milestones in the history of aviation.
Fee: $275

Spirit of Invention— Kindergarten - Grade 5 
Learn about the special functions of historical inventions such as the telephone, toaster and hair dryer. Hear about the lives of famous inventors such as Thomas Edison and Marie Curie before rolling up your sleeves and creating your own futuristic invention using an assortment of recycled materials.
Fees: $275

Fish Tales—Kindergarten - Grade 6
Learn about fish habits and their habitats, the maritime industry on Long Island and comparative anatomy by studying an actual fish dissection up close--including a taste sample after our instructor cooks it!
Fee: $325

Lucky Fortune –Grades 1-5 
Discover Chinese Lunar New Year festivities, stories and traditions in this multicultural awareness program. Learn about the symbolism of the Lion Dance and create your own Lion Dance parade mask.
Fees: $275

KEVA® CoLab—Grades 2 - 5
Explore ideas related to building construction and structural function based on LICM’s popular KEVA® exhibit. Become junior architects and engineers as you make your own KEVA® structures, experiment with gravity and speed and engage in collaborative play! 
Fee: $275

Game On – Grades 2-6 
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 in this fun STEAM program!
Fee: $325

Freedom Quilts – Grades 2-6  
Discover the stories that quilts told in the days of the Underground Railroad to assist runaway slaves on their journey to freedom. Learn to “read” various quilt codes; then use mathematical patterns and fabric shapes to design a quilt that tells your very own personal story.
Fee: $275

A Balancing Act—Grades 2 - 6
Learn about the cool science of gravity, speed and motion as we experiment with pennies and balancing toys in a fun way! Then, make a high-flying “acrobat” that can balance on a piece of string. 
Fee: $325

Ask about quantity discounts.

Virtual Outreach Options

The Museum offers Virtual Outreach options.  Call or email for more information on this resource.

Social Guide

Download our social guide to prepare students for their LICM experience at your school.

Outreach Social Guide

How To Book

Choose your workshop theme(s) and fill out our online form:

Reservation form

You may also call (516) 224-5847 or e-mail outreach@licm.org. LICM is a registered vendor with BOCES and the NYCDOE. Ask about discounts available for multiple bookings when you call. Mileage fees apply for locations farther than 30 minutes away.

Want to Make the Trip?

We also offer guided field trips at the Museum with workshops, tours of exhibits, and live theater programs.

Looking for Something Bigger?

Host an event full of STEM workshops or drop-in activities.

Children and adults standing at tables building rollercoasters from cups, straws and tubes.

Designed for a class, grade, or an entire school, "School Community STEM Nights" workshops and drop-in activities will engage students and their families.

Learn more about our School Community STEM Nights.