CSTL The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) organization dedicated to STEM education and science literacy CSTL is a certified 503 c nonprofit located on Tanglewood Preserve in Rockville Centre, New York
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Mission: CSTL's mission is to encourage science learning and literacy in everyone, children as well as adults.

Operating as usual

Test your wits along with the whole family on Dec. 6th at our Family Makerspace event! Design, build and test your own c...
11/22/2020

Test your wits along with the whole family on Dec. 6th at our Family Makerspace event! Design, build and test your own contraption! We will have unique challenges based on age so do not worry about bringing kids of different ages! Registration for this program is open!
https://www.cstl.org/event/family-makerspace-2/

Back by popular demand next Friday (one week from today) is our Creatures of the Night Hike! Come explore our grounds in...
11/13/2020

Back by popular demand next Friday (one week from today) is our Creatures of the Night Hike! Come explore our grounds in the dark as we see what nocturnal neighbors we can find! $10.00 per person ages 1 and up. Bring a flashlight & Register on our website! https://www.cstl.org/event/creatures-of-the-night-hike-12/

The final weekend of Spooky Fest approaches! Open Oct. 30th, 31st + Nov. 1st 🎃 Very limited tickets remain. Purchase in ...
10/28/2020

The final weekend of Spooky Fest approaches! Open Oct. 30th, 31st + Nov. 1st 🎃 Very limited tickets remain. Purchase in advanced on our website https://www.cstl.org/spooky-fest/

We just added some additional tickets to Spooky Fest tonight! Available times: 7:15pm, 7:50pm & 8:30pm. Purchase on our ...
10/25/2020

We just added some additional tickets to Spooky Fest tonight! Available times: 7:15pm, 7:50pm & 8:30pm. Purchase on our website www.cstl.org

Even the little ones will enjoy our Non-Spooky attractions! There are only 6 nights of Spooky Fest left 👻  Purchase your...
10/23/2020

Even the little ones will enjoy our Non-Spooky attractions! There are only 6 nights of Spooky Fest left 👻 Purchase your tickets in advanced! www.cstl.org

Friendly reminder that tickets for Spooky Fest must be purchased in advanced! www.cstl.org
10/21/2020

Friendly reminder that tickets for Spooky Fest must be purchased in advanced! www.cstl.org

10/18/2020

Some have said our Non-Spooky walk is out of this world 👽 Purchase your ticket today! There are 7 more nights of Spooky Fest remaining and sales are moving quickly!
https://www.cstl.org/spooky-fest/

CSTL's cover photo
10/13/2020

CSTL's cover photo

We’re not clownin’ around! Our remodeled Spooky Walk will scare your pants off! 🤡 Tickets are selling out quickly! Link ...
10/12/2020

We’re not clownin’ around! Our remodeled Spooky Walk will scare your pants off! 🤡 Tickets are selling out quickly! Link Below
https://www.cstl.org/spooky-fest/

Fun for the whole family! Spooky Fest tickets are now on sale on our website. Enjoy Spooky & Non-Spooky Walks + Crafts! ...
10/03/2020

Fun for the whole family! Spooky Fest tickets are now on sale on our website. Enjoy Spooky & Non-Spooky Walks + Crafts! ✂️ Taking place 3 weekends in October!

Friendly Reminder that Spooky Fest tickets are now on sale! Purchase on our website www.cstl.org
09/30/2020

Friendly Reminder that Spooky Fest tickets are now on sale! Purchase on our website www.cstl.org

We’re switching some things up this year... With our newly cleared land we decided to combine our two non-spooky attract...
09/28/2020

We’re switching some things up this year... With our newly cleared land we decided to combine our two non-spooky attractions this year into one super-walk! New layout + New features = Surprises waiting around each corner! 🎃 Tickets now available on our website! Must be purchased in advanced. Social distancing will be enforced.

Purchase Here!
https://www.cstl.org/spooky-fest/

Things are getting a little spooky around here...Tickets are now on sale for Spooky Fest and must be purchased in advanc...
09/26/2020

Things are getting a little spooky around here...

Tickets are now on sale for Spooky Fest and must be purchased in advanced! We will be limiting capacity this year to ensure safe social distancing.

Purchase here!
https://www.cstl.org/spooky-fest/

Our annual Halloween fundraising extravaganza is back! 3 weekends in October. Fun for the whole family with both Spooky ...
09/22/2020
Spooky Fest

Our annual Halloween fundraising extravaganza is back! 3 weekends in October. Fun for the whole family with both Spooky and Non-Spooky attractions!

Tickets & More info here: https://www.cstl.org/spooky-fest/

Halloween, Haunted House, Long island

Now booking Birthday parties for groups of 50 or less! Come see the exhibit, meet our animals, dig for fossils and more....
09/13/2020

Now booking Birthday parties for groups of 50 or less! Come see the exhibit, meet our animals, dig for fossils and more. To start planning call (516) 764-0045

For all the young paleontologists out there (ages 8+) CSTL is hosting an all day Advanced Paleontology course on Septemb...
09/08/2020

For all the young paleontologists out there (ages 8+) CSTL is hosting an all day Advanced Paleontology course on September 26th from 10am-3pm. This all day program covers fossil bones, bone beds, and trackways to help us investigate how dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals lived. Kids will also enjoy digging through our brand new Dino Dig site! $100 per child, register here: https://www.cstl.org/event/advanced-paleontology-for-kids-8yr-and-up/

Check out our website to register for our Upcoming Events! www.cstl.org
09/01/2020

Check out our website to register for our Upcoming Events! www.cstl.org

Call today to make your reservation to see the Dinosaur Exhibit! & Animal Adventure in Rockville Centre! (516) 764-0045 ...
09/01/2020

Call today to make your reservation to see the Dinosaur Exhibit! & Animal Adventure in Rockville Centre! (516) 764-0045 Open daily from 10am-4pm. Masks required!

Sign your child up for our Advanced Paleontology for Kids (8yr and up) special event on the 26th! This 5hr program cover...
08/31/2020

Sign your child up for our Advanced Paleontology for Kids (8yr and up) special event on the 26th! This 5hr program covers a number of topic from Fossils to Pre-historic animal behaviors, and includes a digging session in our brand new Dino Dig!

In just two weeks we will be hosting our Row, row, row your Boat! event in which our young captains will craft their own...
08/30/2020

In just two weeks we will be hosting our Row, row, row your Boat! event in which our young captains will craft their own (miniture) boats and test the waters in Tanglewood Creek! This is a drop off program for kids 5-8 taking place on September 13th from 2-3:30. $20 per child⁠

Register below
https://www.cstl.org/event/row-row-row-your-boat/

What lurks in the woods at night? What animals come out at night? Enjoy a family hike and learn firsthand with us on Sep...
08/27/2020

What lurks in the woods at night? What animals come out at night? Enjoy a family hike and learn firsthand with us on Sept. 11th from 7:30-8:30pm - just bring a flashlight!⁠
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$10 per person. Registration required!
https://www.cstl.org/event/creatures-of-the-night-hike-11/

Our campers got an exclusive excavation session as we wrap up the final detail on the dig! You can now select the Dino D...
08/25/2020

Our campers got an exclusive excavation session as we wrap up the final detail on the dig! You can now select the Dino Dig as one of your child's birthday party activities 🦴⁠ We also have a special Advanced Paleontology event for ages 8+ coming up on on Sept. 26th. More info on our website

Register here:
https://www.cstl.org/event/advanced-paleontology-for-kids-8yr-and-up/

Friday Sept. 11th, join us as we hike through our preserve after dusk and learn about the 'Creatures of the Night'. It w...
08/22/2020

Friday Sept. 11th, join us as we hike through our preserve after dusk and learn about the 'Creatures of the Night'. It will look a little like this, but much darker so bring a flashlight!⁠

Register here: https://www.cstl.org/event/creatures-of-the-night/

Dooku's level of zen is one we all aspire for ☀️ 🐐⁠.⁠Give us a call to make your exhibit reservation! (516) 764-0045
08/20/2020

Dooku's level of zen is one we all aspire for ☀️ 🐐⁠
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Give us a call to make your exhibit reservation! (516) 764-0045

"Look Mom!"⁠.⁠Our Nature's Kids & Tiny Tots programs WILL be taking place this year! Visit our website for more informat...
08/18/2020

"Look Mom!"⁠
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Our Nature's Kids & Tiny Tots programs WILL be taking place this year! Visit our website for more information or to register your child 🐛🐞

Nassau County Police are showing the kids how science and technology plays a role to the Nassau County Police Department...
08/17/2020

Nassau County Police are showing the kids how science and technology plays a role to the Nassau County Police Department. The kids learned about police communications and how horses help police. They also learned about horse training, and horse physiology. It's great to expose kids to jobs that use science in different ways. Thank you @NassauCountyPoliceDepartment

Nassau County Police are showing the kids how science and technology plays a role to the Nassau County Police Department. The kids learned about police communications and how horses help police. They also learned about horse training, and horse physiology. It's great to expose kids to jobs that use science in different ways. Thank you @NassauCountyPoliceDepartment

Plan your party to see the Dinosaur Exhibit today! We also do slime making, fossil crafting, animals shows, and more!
08/16/2020

Plan your party to see the Dinosaur Exhibit today! We also do slime making, fossil crafting, animals shows, and more!

Address

1450 Tanglewood Rd
Rockville Centre, NY
11570

General information

CSTL (The Center for Science Teaching and Learning) is located on the Tanglewood Preserve in Nassau County. Tanglewood is a 17 acre preserve with three buildings, a greenhouse, ponds, streams, and nature trails throughout. The facility can accommodate large groups simultaneously. We offer a variety of programs for children and families such as: Amazing Animals Exhibit Birthday Parties School Vacation Camps Summer Discovery Camp Senior Programs Nature's Kids Nursery School www.cstl.org/natures-kids/ Volunteer Opportunities We also offer a variety of hands-on Educational Support Programs including: Field Trips for Schools/Youth Groups Outreach Programs Girl Scout Programs Boy Scout Programs Professional Development After School, Weekend & Summer Programs for your District or group With over 30 years experience teaching science, our staff includes; Certified Teachers in Biology, Earth Science, Physics & Chemistry and Scientists. We look forward to working with you to create a journey into the World of Science. The new and exciting news at CSTL, is in addition to our Live Animal Exhibit, we are expanding to include a new exhibit hall which will feature a Dinosaur Exhibit and a Live Butterfly Conservatory. We are halfway to our goal of $180,000. We know you agree with us that a quality museum is an important asset to our families and children in our communities. Please contact us to find out how you can help. Thank you for your Support.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

+15167640045

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From our visit August 27, 2020
Will you have "Schools Out! Camp" for September 30th and October 1st (Rosh Hashanah)?
Hi, are Dinosaurs and Animal Adventure exhibits opened?
Join us for Teacher Resource Day! Teachers, Museum staff, library staff, scout leaders-everyone welcome. Free materials for educators and great activity ideas. Be the first to see new dinosaur exhibit and wildlife area-register online at cstl.org (special programs)
Voting for Most Loved Learning Center Ends this week 1/31. Vote today and spread the word!
Does anyone know if this is open New Years Day?
Congratulations CSTL for being nominated for a Most Loved Award - favorite all around camp! Vote today! Only one week left!
For any students, parent, teacher or administrator involved in the Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corporation Clean Tech Competition, please know the day of the Final event has change. Please visit the website below for all the information on this change of date.