Long Island Children's Museum

Long Island Children's Museum The mission of the Long Island Children’s Museum is to connect all our communities’ children, and those who care for them, to one another and to a life of wonder, imagination and exploration.

LICM is home to 14 hands-on, interactive exhibit galleries, a 145-seat state-of-the-art theater and three classroom-size learning studios. Indoor and outdoor gallery spaces are interdisciplinary, age-appropriate, and intergenerational, fostering both independent and cooperative exploration, and encouraging concept development and skills building. Please keep your comments family friendly! We are dedicated to respect, access for all, and nurture cooperation and kindess.We reserve the right to delete any post containing an advertisement or content that we deem inappropriate.

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The New York Islanders are in the playoffs, and LICM is continuing the excitement with a chance to win a VIP Hard Hat To...
05/06/2021
Cupcakes & Cocktails 2021

The New York Islanders are in the playoffs, and LICM is continuing the excitement with a chance to win a VIP Hard Hat Tour* of UBS Arena on Thursday, May 20th at 5 pm. Be among the first to see the New York Islanders’ new home in a behind-the-scenes, VIP construction site tour for you and three friends at the UBS Arena at Belmont Park! The deadline to enter is Sunday, May 16, 1 pm EDT, or as long as tickets last (only 99 entries will be sold). Visit https://bit.ly/licmcupcakes2021 for more information and your chance to win.

Two winners (each will win a tour for four) will be drawn on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at LICM. You do not need to be present to win. Funds raised help to support our mission of connecting our communities’ children, and those who care for them, to one another and to a life of wonder, imagination and exploration.⁠

*Please note, this tour is for adults only.

I’m a proud supporter of Long Island Children's Museum. It is doing amazing things and I encourage you to support them as well. Find out more about their event Cupcakes & Cocktails 2021 : https://app.mobilecause.com/e/UtWoYQ

AMA with Claire Flynn: "What do you want to know about my recent journey to Antarctica?"
05/04/2021

AMA with Claire Flynn: "What do you want to know about my recent journey to Antarctica?"

AMA with Claire Flynn: "What do you want to know about my recent journey to Antarctica?"

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Week! We know that a teacher’s day is rarely over when the school bell rings. Thank ...
05/03/2021

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Week! We know that a teacher’s day is rarely over when the school bell rings. Thank you to our teachers for all their hard work. 🍎

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Week! We know that a teacher’s day is rarely over when the school bell rings. Thank you to our teachers for all their hard work. 🍎

Children’s Book Week is a century-old celebration of connecting kids and their grownups with books. This May 3rd–9th, yo...
05/02/2021

Children’s Book Week is a century-old celebration of connecting kids and their grownups with books. This May 3rd–9th, you and your STEM Explorers can pick up your favorite book and see how it can tie into everyday science. If you’re reading “Goodnight Moon,” visit http://bit.ly/oreomoonphases to learn more about the phases of the moon. If you read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar'' go outside and see if you can observe caterpillars in your backyard or local park. We read “One Morning in Maine” by Robert McCloskey and identified different species of wildlife. What can you learn through your favorite story? 📚

Special thanks to our partner National Grid for their support of the STEM Explorers powered by Green Teens program.

It’s open! Enjoy our outdoor gallery (including the H2Oh! water play area) with general admission.
05/01/2021

It’s open! Enjoy our outdoor gallery (including the H2Oh! water play area) with general admission.

Tomorrow is El Día Del Niño (Children’s Day), which originated in Mexico, a special holiday that honors and celebrates c...
04/29/2021

Tomorrow is El Día Del Niño (Children’s Day), which originated in Mexico, a special holiday that honors and celebrates children. We celebrated in today’s stART workshop by reading “Book
Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day” by Pat Mora. After the story, children made a notebook to fill with their own stories and ideas. In Mexico, the day is marked with games, special activities for children, family outings and more. Children are also taught about their rights, such as the right to an education, the right to be protected from violence, and more. ¡Feliz Día del Niño!

#diadelniño #eldiadelniño #childrensday #earlychildhood #buildingliteracy #chidlrensbooks #mexico #playlicm

Tomorrow is El Día Del Niño (Children’s Day), which originated in Mexico, a special holiday that honors and celebrates children. We celebrated in today’s stART workshop by reading “Book
Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day” by Pat Mora. After the story, children made a notebook to fill with their own stories and ideas. In Mexico, the day is marked with games, special activities for children, family outings and more. Children are also taught about their rights, such as the right to an education, the right to be protected from violence, and more. ¡Feliz Día del Niño!

#diadelniño #eldiadelniño #childrensday #earlychildhood #buildingliteracy #chidlrensbooks #mexico #playlicm

Calling all New York Islanders fans! 🏒 Our annual Cupcakes and Cocktails event is planned for September and will honor J...
04/28/2021
Cupcakes & Cocktails 2021

Calling all New York Islanders fans! 🏒 Our annual Cupcakes and Cocktails event is planned for September and will honor Jon Ledecky, Co-Owner of the NY Islanders. In celebration, we are raffling off two tickets this week to see the NY Islanders against the New Jersey Devils at the the Nassau Coliseum on May 8 at 7 pm. This is the last game at the Coliseum before the playoffs, and your chance to be a part of Islanders history! Only 99 entries will be sold, so get yours at http://bit.ly/licmcupcakes2021 before they’re gone. Winners will be drawn on May 1.

Funds raised enable LICM to foster the growth of our next generation of artists, scientists, educators, entrepreneurs and citizens.

I’m a proud supporter of Long Island Children's Museum. It is doing amazing things and I encourage you to support them as well. Find out more about their event Cupcakes & Cocktails 2021 : https://app.mobilecause.com/e/UtWoYQ

What would life be like without pollinators ((birds, bats, bees, butterflies, etc.)? Since most plants need help with po...
04/27/2021

What would life be like without pollinators ((birds, bats, bees, butterflies, etc.)? Since most plants need help with pollination, we know our food supply would be severely impacted without assistance from pollinators. As pollinator populations decline due to pollution, climate change, and loss of habitat space, it is important to identify the places where pollinators are scarce, and find ways to help them thrive again. That’s where you come in! The Great Sunflower Project is a citizen science project that asks volunteers to count the pollinators in their area, with the hopes of discovering the strength of pollinator populations at a very local level. You can make observations in your own backyard, or head to a local park. Visit http://bit.ly/gspLICM to learn more and sign up to help.

This image of a bumblebee was taken in LICM’s milkweed garden last summer.

What would life be like without pollinators ((birds, bats, bees, butterflies, etc.)? Since most plants need help with pollination, we know our food supply would be severely impacted without assistance from pollinators. As pollinator populations decline due to pollution, climate change, and loss of habitat space, it is important to identify the places where pollinators are scarce, and find ways to help them thrive again. That’s where you come in! The Great Sunflower Project is a citizen science project that asks volunteers to count the pollinators in their area, with the hopes of discovering the strength of pollinator populations at a very local level. You can make observations in your own backyard, or head to a local park. Visit http://bit.ly/gspLICM to learn more and sign up to help.

This image of a bumblebee was taken in LICM’s milkweed garden last summer.

The all-ages craft table in our Tool Box gallery is open again! Come make amazing creations using our impressive collect...
04/26/2021

The all-ages craft table in our Tool Box gallery is open again! Come make amazing creations using our impressive collection of odds and ends.
🧵 ✂️ 🖊️

The all-ages craft table in our Tool Box gallery is open again! Come make amazing creations using our impressive collection of odds and ends.
🧵 ✂️ 🖊️

Did you know that you can help scientists find Antarctic penguin colonies right from your own home? For years, scientist...
04/25/2021

Did you know that you can help scientists find Antarctic penguin colonies right from your own home? For years, scientists have been using satellite imagery to figure out where penguins live, and now they’re asking for your help. Celebrate World Penguin Day and Citizen Science Month with your STEM Explorers by contributing your findings to this project.🐧

Looking at these Google Earth Map images, you won’t be able to see individual penguins, but you will be able to spot their p**p! Help Stony Brook University researcher and professor, Dr. Heather Lynch, search for penguin colonies by spotting the pink and brown guano stains on the snow. You will notice that some of the satellite images are from years ago (images from this part of the world are taken infrequently), but they are still useful in helping to identify new penguin colonies. Click the link in our bio to join this ongoing Citizen Science project.

To learn more about Dr. Lynch’s work and the Southern Hemisphere, visit LICM to see “Slow Down, Explore… A Journey to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica.” This exhibit is the culmination of Claire Flynn’s (our STEM Initiatives Program Director) expedition to the Southern Hemisphere as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow.

Special thanks to our partner National Grid for their support of the STEM Explorers powered by Green Teens program.

Stock up for your next family game night at the LICM store! 🎲 Whether your family loves cooperative games, active games,...
04/24/2021

Stock up for your next family game night at the LICM store! 🎲 Whether your family loves cooperative games, active games, silly games or word games, we have something for everyone.

The Museum store is open during regular Museum hours, and Members always get a discount.

Featuring games from: YULU, Bananagrams and Peaceable Kingdom

Stock up for your next family game night at the LICM store! 🎲 Whether your family loves cooperative games, active games, silly games or word games, we have something for everyone.

The Museum store is open during regular Museum hours, and Members always get a discount.

Featuring games from: YULU, Bananagrams and Peaceable Kingdom

EmPower Solar has partnered with the Long Island Children’s Museum to help Long Islanders explore the power of solar ene...
04/22/2021

EmPower Solar has partnered with the Long Island Children’s Museum to help Long Islanders explore the power of solar energy. Get a $50 Amazon gift card when you complete a virtual home solar assessment! http://bit.ly/LICMoffer

Thank you to EmPower Solar for being the major exhibit sponsor of “Slow Down! Explore… A Journey to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica,” on view now at LICM.

EmPower Solar has partnered with the Long Island Children’s Museum to help Long Islanders explore the power of solar energy. Get a $50 Amazon gift card when you complete a virtual home solar assessment! http://bit.ly/LICMoffer

Thank you to EmPower Solar for being the major exhibit sponsor of “Slow Down! Explore… A Journey to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica,” on view now at LICM.

We always hear the phrase, “reduce, reuse, recycle,” but we all know how challenging it can be to do your part while liv...
04/21/2021

We always hear the phrase, “reduce, reuse, recycle,” but we all know how challenging it can be to do your part while living a busy life. Earth Day is tomorrow, which is always a good time to reevaluate your commitment to our planet. Here are some ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle:

🌎 The process of raising livestock increases greenhouse gases, contributes to deforestation, and uses more water than it takes to produce beans, nuts or vegetables. Try going meatless once a week to help make a difference. Here's a kid kid-friendly recipe: http://bit.ly/meatlessmondayvegnuggets 🥦🥕

🌎 Cut back on waste by using reusable lunch containers. If you can, invest in some silicone food bags that can be used for snacks or sandwiches and put in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. 🍱

🌎 Rather than buying new clothes or sports equipment, consider checking out local or online consignment shops. There are many like-new items to be found, and this kind of shopping reduces emissions that result from the manufacturing process. 👖

🌎 Sick of getting junk mail that gets thrown out immediately and creates unnecessary waste? Visit http://bit.ly/optoutofjunk for a list of how to opt-out. 📭

Share your family’s planet-saving strategies in the comments!

We always hear the phrase, “reduce, reuse, recycle,” but we all know how challenging it can be to do your part while living a busy life. Earth Day is tomorrow, which is always a good time to reevaluate your commitment to our planet. Here are some ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle:

🌎 The process of raising livestock increases greenhouse gases, contributes to deforestation, and uses more water than it takes to produce beans, nuts or vegetables. Try going meatless once a week to help make a difference. Here's a kid kid-friendly recipe: http://bit.ly/meatlessmondayvegnuggets 🥦🥕

🌎 Cut back on waste by using reusable lunch containers. If you can, invest in some silicone food bags that can be used for snacks or sandwiches and put in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. 🍱

🌎 Rather than buying new clothes or sports equipment, consider checking out local or online consignment shops. There are many like-new items to be found, and this kind of shopping reduces emissions that result from the manufacturing process. 👖

🌎 Sick of getting junk mail that gets thrown out immediately and creates unnecessary waste? Visit http://bit.ly/optoutofjunk for a list of how to opt-out. 📭

Share your family’s planet-saving strategies in the comments!

04/20/2021

April is National Poetry Month! Some people think poetry is hard to understand. It can be, but we are celebrating this genre by using our magnetic poetry kit (purchased at the Museum store) to craft a poem in the style of Shel Silverstein. Sometimes wacky, but always entertaining and accessible, Silverstein’s poems have captivated generations of children (and their grown-ups). Can you try to make your own Silverstein-esque poem? Next time you are at LICM, you can make one in Rhyme Time, our enormous magnetic poetry board in Communication Station!

#nationalpoetrymonth #shelsilverstein #poetryforkids #rhymetime #magneticpoetry #playlicm

Each year on April 22, people across the globe come together to celebrate Earth Day. 🌎 This holiday inspires people to p...
04/18/2021

Each year on April 22, people across the globe come together to celebrate Earth Day. 🌎 This holiday inspires people to protect our natural environment from things like pollution, climate change and deforestation. There are many things you and your STEM Explorers can do every day to help conserve resources, protect wildlife and keep our planet healthy!

Get ready to celebrate by creating a piece of art to show what you will do for Earth Day. Using paper, create something that is part of nature, such as a tree or a flower. On the trunk of the tree or the center of the flower write “For Earth Day I Will…” or “I care for the environment by …” Add leaves or petals, writing the actions you can take to help the environment on each piece that you add. What do you think you and your family can do to help our environment? Why do you think it’s important to conserve resources?

If you need some ideas for things you can do, check out:
http://bit.ly/GTED1
http://bit.ly/GTEDeco
http://bit.ly/GTED2

Special thanks to our partner National Grid for their support of the STEM Explorers powered by Green Teens program.

Did you know "Our Backyard" is available as a private rental? The outdoor exhibit is reopening May 1, and you can have i...
04/17/2021
Walk Through Our Backyard, Now Available for Rentals!

Did you know "Our Backyard" is available as a private rental? The outdoor exhibit is reopening May 1, and you can have it exclusively for your friends and family. Celebrate special occasions or host a play date during hours when the Museum is closed to the public, in a space just for you. Availability inquiry: https://bit.ly/rentourbackyard Walk through video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ5z9LneU_k

LICM's relaxing outdoor space, Our Backyard, is now available to rent for private functions. Both serene and fun, adults and kids alike will love this venue....

A great idea for a community service project or a family effort: Donate diapers to our neighbors through The INN. Regula...
04/15/2021

A great idea for a community service project or a family effort: Donate diapers to our neighbors through The INN. Regular hours below, plus this Saturday, April 17 is a monthly curbside drive. In addition to diapers, the INN is in need of regular and travel-sized toiletries as well as food.

So many families come to The INN seeking our assistance each day. If you're a parent (or grandparent), you can only imagine how quickly we go through diapers! We are INN need of disposable baby diapers, in larger sizes (size 4 and up, and pull-ups). Drop of times at the soup kitchen are Mon-Fri from 9am to 2pm. #GetINNvolved #THANKYOU #diapers #donations

Our outreach programs are booking up for the summer! If your camp is looking for a "field trip" without the buses, we ca...
04/14/2021
Bring LICM to You | Long Island Children's Museum

Our outreach programs are booking up for the summer! If your camp is looking for a "field trip" without the buses, we can come to you. In person or online, the choice is yours: https://www.licm.org/visit/bring-licm-you/

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. Now, LICM Outreach Programs are going Virtual! Bring the Children’s Museum to you by using video chat technology. LICM provides a live le...

Join us in celebrating Tasty Tuesday, part of The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)’s Wee...
04/13/2021

Join us in celebrating Tasty Tuesday, part of The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)’s Week of the Young Child, an annual event that celebrates and advocates for young children and their families. Tasty Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to select a recipe from our Healthy Kids in the Kitchen series and cook with your family!⁠

Cooking with children enhances their math, science and literacy skills. Making meals together can also lead to important discussions about nutrition and trying new foods. Visit https://bit.ly/licmkitk to check out our recipes! 🥣

Join us in celebrating Tasty Tuesday, part of The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)’s Week of the Young Child, an annual event that celebrates and advocates for young children and their families. Tasty Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to select a recipe from our Healthy Kids in the Kitchen series and cook with your family!⁠

Cooking with children enhances their math, science and literacy skills. Making meals together can also lead to important discussions about nutrition and trying new foods. Visit https://bit.ly/licmkitk to check out our recipes! 🥣

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11 Davis Ave
Garden City, NY
11530

By Bus Take the N16 bus (from Hempstead LIRR or Roosevelt Field) towards Nassau Community College to the Student Union Building. At the Student Union, walk west on Davis Avenue for two blocks to the museum (the last building on the left). Or Take the N24 (from Mineola LIRR or Roosevelt Field) towards East Meadow to Commercial Avenue. At Commercial Avenue, cross Quentin Roosevelt Blvd., walk across the parking lot, make right onto West Street for one block to Davis Avenue and the museum (first building on Davis Avenue on the right). By Train Taxis available from Garden City LIRR train station or the nearby Garden City Hotel, Hempstead LIRR train station, and Mineola LIRR train station.

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I want to thank Beth Ann Balalaos & Marissa Feldman for going out of their way for my son, Sam, during this difficult time of quarantine. You see, my son LOVES the Long Island Children's museum. He has autism and especially loves the sensory friendly events. Throughout this quarantine he has been asking to visit the museum and pick up pamphlets and booklets (as he always does when we visit). I explained to him that the museum is closed, but as soon as it opens we would be one of the first families to go. I decided to email Beth Ann, who organizes the sensory friendly events, and ask if there was ANY way I could get my hands on some brochures and booklets. I thought it was a longshot, but gave it a try. Well, not only did I receive reply the same evening of my email, but Beth Ann & Marissa created a care package for Sam the included, everything he loved AND personalized arts and crafts activities. They left the bag outside of the museum and we picked it up. He was SO HAPPY and I was beyond moved by their kindness. In this difficult time that we are living through, it is so uplifting to experience such an amazing act of kindness. Thank you Beth Ann & Marissa! I look forward to seeing you again when the museum re-opens.
Our first experience with messy afternoons was a success! Love being able to just pop in for an hour to enjoy some fun.. with no clean up!
Had a great time at the Ghostly Gala! It was Anthony’s first time and loved it.
Good Morning! I am a Farmingdale College Intern working for the Health & Welfare Council of Long Island (HWCLI). I chose to intern here as I so admire their dedication to improving the lives of Long Island’s most vulnerable residents through the promotion & development of public policies and direct services. On October 24th, 2018, they will be holding their 3rd Annual Halloween Ball at the Mansion at Oyster Bay. The goal of this event is to raise funds for our organization to continue to advocate for the betterment of our region. Now, more than ever, this work is expanding and is critical for the well-being of communities across Long Island. I am reaching out to you, as a company with a social conscience, for a raffle/auction item or the purchase of an electronic journal advertisement. Your business will receive recognition on our electronic journal during the event, as well as on our social media accounts. We will provide a donation receipt letter with HWCLI’s tax exempt ID number for your records. If you have any questions, please reach out to my supervisor, Celeste Hernandez at 516-505-4432; [email protected]. Thank you for your generosity! Stephanie Lopez
Disneys Imagination Movers back at the Great South Bay Music Festival!!!! Go to www.greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com to purchase tickets!!!
What an awesome night with the family!!! Thank You So Much!!! Kids loved the face painting!!! Everyone was so patient and nice !!! #foundeggs
Thank you LICM for a great party!! Andrew and his friends had a blast!!
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Memories from 4 years ago with my Lydia. You can't make a trip to LICM without building with the Kevas or going in the maze
Memories from 4 years ago with my Lydia. You can't make a trip to LICM without building with the Kevas or going in the maze
Memories from 4 years ago with my Lydia. You can't make a trip to LICM without building with the Kevas or going in the maze