Exceptional productions allow you to incorporate the performing arts into your curriculum and build on classroom content in a dynamic and memorable way.  Themes and topics include science, geography and language arts, as well as social and emotional skill building. All performances include supporting activities and/or talkbacks as part of the total LICM theater experience. Educational activities are made available for download prior to each production's opening.

What to expect:

  • Morning or afternoon performance schedule (10 a.m. or noon)
  • Activity packets available for each theater program
  • Museum educator assigned to your class

Fee: $11 per student.  Minimum number of students per class is 10 children; maximum is 25.

All performances are at 10 a.m. and noon unless otherwise noted.

2018-19 School Performances 


The Big Bolt! (NY Premiere)

Pre-K - Grade 2

Thursday November 15 and Friday November 16, 2018
Wednesday November 28 and Thursday November 29, 2018
Wednesday December 5 through Friday December 7, 2018

In this comical romp by Holly Hepp-Galvan, Jimmi is a confident, curious girl and aspiring engineer who loves to build and explore the neighborhood with her friendly dog Conrad. Her curiosity can sometimes get her into trouble, though. While visiting a local construction site, Jimmi decides to take a big, important-looking bolt home with her. A hilarious chain of events unfolds, involving a confused mail carrier, a melodramatic opera singer and an overly confident construction supervisor. With Conrad’s guidance, Jimmi learns to take responsibility for her choices. Laugh along with Jimmi on her adventures, and learn important lessons about honesty, consequences and forgiveness.

The Big Bolt! Is produced with permission of Holly Hepp-Galvan.

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$11 per student

Aesop’s Fables

Grades 1-5

Tuesday January 29 through Friday February 1, 2019
Tuesday February 5 through Friday February 8, 2019


Author Mike Kenny brings Aesop’s well-known and beloved fables come to life on stage through a lovable band of traveling storytellers. Laugh and play along with fun songs and lively stories, while learning timeless lessons of patience, hard work, greed and honesty. Join in the fun as they take you through classics like The Tortoise and the Hare, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Lion and the Mouse and more.

Produced with permission of Plays for Young Audiences, A partnership of Seattle Children’s Theater and Children’s Theatre Company - Minneapolis.

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Aesop's Fables Activity Packet (PDF)

$11 per student


Elephant & Piggie's: We Are in a Play!

Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 2

Script & Lyrics by Mo Willems; Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

Tuesday, March 5 through Thursday, March 7, 2019 - SOLD OUT
Tuesday, March 19 through Thursday, March 21, 2019 -SOLD OUT
Tuesday, March 26 through Thursday, March 28, 2019 - SOLD OUT

Back by popular demand!  Enjoy a musical adventure, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems' beloved, award-winning, best-selling children's books. Willems’ classic characters Elephant and Piggie storm the stage in a rollicking musical romp filled with plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense perfect for young audiences. Carefully cautious Gerald and spirited playful Piggie share a day where anything is possible in an imaginative exploration of the meaning of friendship. The comedic duo addresses such important questions as:  What do you wear to a fancy pool costume party? Would you share your ice cream? How can two friends play with one toy? Together with nutty back-up singers, The Squirrelles, our duo even gets the audience involved in the action. Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" is a perfect way to introduce young people to theatre. This production is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).

Elephant & Piggie Activity Packet (PDF)


$11 per student


My Butterfly (World Premiere)

Kindergarten - Grade 4

Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17, 2019
Tuesday, May 21 through Thursday, May 23, 2019
Wednesday, May 29 through Friday, May 31, 2019
Tuesday, June 4 through Friday, June 7, 2019

Shai the elf, like all elves, loves to surprise humans with good deeds. But when he accidentally pulls up a milkweed, he becomes responsible for a butterfly egg and its needs for a new home! With the help of a feisty fairy and an aphid-eating ladybug, Shai works to protect and nurture his new fluttery caterpillar friend through metamorphosis and onto a high-flying happy ending. This new musical/comedy is the latest work from award-winning songwriter Lena Pennino-Smith, the same artist behind such LICM favorites as “Happy as Clams: The Musical” and “The Princess Frog.” With a 90 percent decline in monarch butterfly populations over the last 20 years, this musical encourages audiences of all ages to plant beautiful milkweed: everything our local butterflies need to transform from adorable eggs to soaring sensations!

Produced with permission of Songs by Lena.

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BONUS: All classes will receive milkweed seeds to plant their own garden.

$11 per student

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BONUS: Special in-school, pre-visit programs are available for all shows.  A Theater Educator will visit your classroom and prepare your students for their trip to the LICM Theater.  

Fee: $50 per class

Tip:  All Long Island Children’s Museum school visits may be paid with Nassau County BOCES Arts in Education and Suffolk County BOCES funds.  LICM is also an approved vendor with the New York City Board of Education.

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