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. (Note: the Changes & Challenges outreach can accommodate up to 60 children.)
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.
Junior entomologists will meet Sammy the Walking Stick, touch a beetle wing and discover insects that camouflage. Then students will create their own bugs using modeling clay, sequins, feathers, and more!
Changes & Challenges
Explore some of the tools and inventions used to overcome specific challenges and neurodiversities. Learn how to type your name in Braille, communicate through sign language and test your brain with mirror mazes.
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!
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!
Spirit of Invention
Learn about the special functions of historical inventions such as the telephone and the meat grinder. Hear about the lives of famous inventors such as George Washington Carver and Marie Curie before rolling up your sleeves and creating your own futuristic invention using an assortment of recycled materials.
Up in the Air
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.
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 modeling clay and toothpicks.
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!
Discover Chinese Lunar New Year festivities, stories and traditions in this multicultural awareness program. Learns about the Lion Dance and the custom of Lucky Envelopes and create your own parade mask.
A Balancing Act
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 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.
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. Milieage fees apply for locations farther than 30 milies away.
Want to Make the Trip?
We also offer guided field trips at the Museum with workshops, tours of exhibits, and live theater programs.