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. 
Fee: $250

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: $300

Additional Outreach Offerings

* Denotes also Available as Virtual Outreach

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: $300 

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.  
Fees:  $150 (Option One)           Fee: $250 (Option Two)

Materials Needed: Clay or play-dough, pipe cleaners or straws and (optional) beads and markers.   Materials provided with Option Two.

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: $250 (Also available as Virtual Outreach Option Two.)

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.
Fee:  $150 (Option One)           Fee: $250 (Option Two)

Materials Needed: Styrofoam ball, toothpicks, cardboard and markers. Materials provided with Option Two.

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.
Fees:  $150 (Option One)           Fee: $250 (Option Two)

Materials Needed: Paper, tape, scissor, straw, paper clip, coffee filter or store plastic bag, string. Materials provided with Option Two.

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: $150 (Option One)         $250 (Option Two)

Materials needed: Various recycled materials to build an invention prototype such as pieces of cardboard, paper, pipe cleaners, straws, popsicle sticks, tape and plastic bottles or containers. Materials provided with Option Two.  

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. 
Fee: $300

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: $150 (Option One)         $250 (Option Two)

Materials Needed: Lion Mask Template, paper plate, stapler, markers and (optional) pom-poms, feathers and popsicle stick. Materials provided with Option Two. 

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: $250

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: $300  (Also available as Virtual Outreach Option Two.)

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: $250  (Also available as Virtual Outreach Option Two.)

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: $300

Virtual Outreach Options

Choose the Virtual option that best suit your organization’s needs:

Virtual Option One
LICM will provide a live lesson; attendees use materials available around the organization to participate in the activity portion of the program.  

Virtual Program Option Two
LICM provides a live lesson and “To Go” material bags for each child. Bags will be individually packed with all materials needed for the program activity. 

Ask about quantity discounts.

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.