Our 2022 season is complete. Please check back Spring 2023 for next season's availability.

Host your guests in our open-air space complete with sensory garden, water play area and picnic tables.


  • Private two-hour rental includes 3,700-square-foot open-air exhibit
  • BYOF - You bring the food of your choice, we supply tablecloths and napkins
  • 2 Staff members available for support in the Our Backyard exhibit and to provide guidance to the restrooms

Availability and Capacity

  • Seasonal availability to be announced April 2023.
  • One rain date scheduled at the time of booking
  • Up to 50 people (children and adults)


$395 ($355.50 for LICM Members)

Want more fun? Choose LICM To Go!

  • Goody Bags--Customized favor bags are available from the Museum Store starting at $7.50. Call the Museum Store at (516) 224-5814 to make arrangements. Member store discounts apply.
  • Mystery Bags--Like surprises? The contents of these bags are a mystery. Prices range from $5 to $15 per bag.

How to Reserve

A form will be available Spring 2023, and we will respond to you by phone or by email (your choice) shortly. Tours to see the space are by appointment only.   

Multiple water tables below a tree with a yellow tarp covering overhead.

The H2Oh! Water play area is open for exploration for you and your guests for the duration of your event.

A rainbow bench under windows of LICM in Our Backyard exhibit.

The 3,700 square foot space is full of nooks for discovery and space to enjoy the hidden treasures of our natural world.

Two picnic tables with a blue tarp overhead covering with plants and grass in the background in Our Backyard at LICM.

Two full sized picnic tables with optional table covers provide additional shaded space to enjoy your own cake, meal or snack.

Walk Through of Our Backyard