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.
Special Summer 2022
Programs to complement the NY State Library 2022 Summer Reading theme:
One Drop in the Ocean – Kindergarten through Grade 5
(Available June-August, 2022)
Join us on an incredible journey through the water cycle. With the roll of a die, you’ll start your travels to see where your adventure as a water molecule will take you.
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!
Additional Outreach Offerings
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.
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.
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.
Catch Me if You Can! — Kindergarten through 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.
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.
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.
Changes & Challenges—Kindergarten - Grade 6
Explore some of the tools and inventions used to assist individuals with disabilities. Learn how to type your name in Braille, communicate through American Sign Language and test your brain with mirror mazes.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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Virtual Outreach Options
The Museum offers Virtual Outreach options. Call or email for more information on this resources.
How To Book
Choose your workshop theme(s) and fill out our online form:
You may also call (516) 224-5847 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.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.