When should I book my trip to Long Island Children’s Museum?

LICM is a popular destination for summer group visits. We encourage groups to book a minimum of one month in advance of their preferred visit date.  After reviewing our policies, you can start the reservation process here.

If you have completed your reservation request, our staff will follow up with you to discuss arrangements.

What is the Museum's facemask policy for field trips?

Facemasks are optional for all field trip participants. We ask all visitors to respect the choices of everyone at the Museum.

Does the Museum have a Chaperone policy for guided group visits?  

For guided visits, the Museum provides free admission for one adult chaperone for every three children age five and under, and free admission for adult chaperone for every five children over age five. For self-guided trips and extended guided visits, all adults and children pay. Membership may not be used.

Qualifying chaperones include: counselors, CITs and accompanying parents. Nurses and 1:1 aides/paraprofessionals are always admitted free of charge when accompanying a group.

Can I pay for additional adults to join my 90-minute guided tour?

Yes. Additional adults will be charged at the rate of $15. The Museum recommends keeping additional adults (above recommended chaperone levels) to no more than five per tour. Too many grown-ups can spoil the fun!

Can my group stay after their 90-minute guided tour is over? What is the pricing for this extended visit?

Ask about our “Extend Your Play” option. Children will be charged $2 more to extend their visit. Free chaperone pricing does not apply to an extended visit; adult chaperones will be charged $15 for this extended visit. Example:

Sample Tour GroupGuided VisitExtend Your Play (additional)
25 children$15 each$2 additional per paying guest
5 chaperonesFree$17 each
Total$375 $135 additional






When is full payment for my group required?  What happens if my group size changes on the day of my visit? 

A 50% deposit is required the day you confirm your trip reservation. The balance is due on the day of your visit. Your balance will be calculated based on the number of children actually attending the day of your visit. 

TIP:  Because this number may be lower than your original reservation number, we ask that you bring a flexible payment method (credit card, blank check) to handle final payment. The Museum cannot issue rebates for overpayments. 

How many children are permitted on a guided group tour?  

To allow children to fully enjoy exhibits, LICM caps group size at 25 children. If your group has more than 25 children, an additional tour group will be created. Please note, we cannot increase the number of tour groups on the date of your visit.  

Can you accommodate extra groups without a reservation on the day of our guided tour?

Unfortunately, no. The extra group can opt for a self-guided tour at the general admission rate. Reduced rates only apply to groups with a reservation.

What happens if we arrive after the start time of our tour?

LICM will make every effort to accommodate a group arriving late.

What forms of payment do you accept?

LICM accepts cash, check (personal or business), credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) and money orders.

How long is an LICM guided tour? 

Guided tours are 90 minutes in length. Morning (10-11:30 a.m.) and Afternoon (noon – 1:30 p.m.) tour times are available for Energize and Explore! Only Morning (10-11:30 a.m.) Wednesday - Friday is available for Nunley's Carousel Camp Carnival.  Tour times are not flexible.

How long is a self-guided tour?

Feel free to spend the day; the Museum is open until 5 p.m.  We do ask, however, that you arrive at your appointed arrival time. To accommodate all Museum visitors, self-guided groups will be asked to break into groups of 10 children (maximum) as they tour the Museum.

I’m interested in a special LICM exhibit that is not offered on my guided tour. Can I substitute galleries? 

Although we cannot substitute galleries on a guided tour, you can opt to extend your visit to enjoy all the Museum’s exhibits. See Extend Your Play option above.

Does the cafeteria offer food?

Yes, but only vended service is offered here. Advance reservations are required for groups to use the cafeteria. A usage fee does apply. To accommodate all Museum visitors, groups that do not have a cafeteria reservation should rotate through the cafeteria in small groups (10 children maximum).  

Is there anywhere for our camp group to eat during the visit if we did not reserve the cafeteria in advance?

For the safety of visitors with food allergies and sensitivities and to keep the Museum clean, no food or drink is permitted outside the cafeteria.

Is there a fee for bus parking?

Parking is free at Long Island Children’s Museum.

What should I have prepared for check-in on my visit date?

Please have an accurate count of all children present and a separate count of all adults present. Based on this headcount, your remaining payment will be calculated and collected.

If you have any other questions that have not been addressed, please feel free to contanct our Reservations Office at reservations@licm.org.

We look forward to seeing you soon at Long Island Children’s Museum.