Come Play with Us!
Imagine a place where you can sing with a GRAMMY winner, meet live animals, wrap yourself inside a bubble and create art worthy of an exhibition -- all in one day! That place exists … and it’s right in your own backyard! Run, skip or jump on over to Long Island Children’s Museum for a day where play and learning go hand in hand.
Play … and Learn at LICM
Fourteen indoor and outdoor exhibit galleries ensure that everyone in the family has a favorite play space; a spot they return to on each and every visit. There are “bubble people,” who start and end each visit by stepping inside a giant bubble, while others scramble immediately to our two-story climbing structure. The “music maniacs” will head directly upstairs to create original tunes with one of the amazing instruments from around the world, while the lure of building a Roman arch or geodesic dome draw others. These visitor “constants” are supplemented with new experiences offered through our Comings & Goings gallery. Each year three traveling exhibits take up residence to provide new reasons to come back to play.
From Abstract Art to Zoology
The spirit and energy of the Museum is fueled by the busy work of play. Children are introduced to complex subjects like physics and geometry ... from inside a 6-foot bubble or as they juggle alongside clowns; providing curious minds with information that sticks.
Workshop topics are as varied as the interests of our visitors – designed to inspire the next generation of scientists, environmentalist, artists, engineers and foodies. The Museum is recognized for its dynamic cultural programs that allow children to learn from and about the traditions and cultures of their neighbors in a welcoming setting.
The Museum offers a range of programs to support our littlest visitors. Daily programs for early learners (birth to five) focus on multi-sensory activities that incorporate language, music, art and tactile experiences for creepers, crawlers and toddlers:
- stART (story + ART) - Join us each week as we read childhood classics and introduce new favorites; followed by a take-home, book-inspired craft.
Offered Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Music & Movement - Enjoy creative movement exercises and interactive sing-alongs that get little bodies moving to the rhythm.
- Kids in the Kitchen – Little chefs use real cooking tools (with some help from adults) as we make easy, yummy, kid-friendly snacks from start to finish.
- Messy Afternoons - We’ll be up to our elbows in oobleck, clean mud and slime … and we hope you’ll join us for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except us!
Offered Saturdays and Sundays
Check out LICM’s changing program schedule at www.licm.org/calendar
A Stage You Never Outgrow
Did you know that the LICM Theater has hosted 18 Grammy winners and nominees?
There’s no better setting to introduce children to the joys of the live performing arts than Long Island’s only year-round venue for family-focused performances. Audiences can chose from a roster of music, dance, puppetry and circus programs each season
Performers and productions are chosen with the needs of our young audience in mind; audience interaction is a given at every show. What else does the LICM Theater offer? Count on:
- Intimate Setting
- Cast Meet and Greets
- Family-friendly pricing
- Weekday and weekend performances
View performance schedule/order tickets – www.licm.org/theater
Perfect Place to Party!
Unforgettable birthday fun starts at Long Island Children’s Museum! Party themes, based on LICM’s popular exhibits and programs, put your child’s favorite activities at the center of their special day.
Party packages include:
- Exclusive use of private party room for 90 or 120 minutes
- Personal Party Host
- Set-up and clean-up
- Paper goods
- LICM T-Shirt for birthday child
- Free admission to the Museum for all guests on the day of the party
Goody Bags and Gift Wish List Service available through the Museum Store. Weekday and weekend party times available to match your schedule. Museum Members receive discounts on party pricing. Reserve your party now: www.licm.org/birthdays
The Museum is a community resource for all families. LICM is fully accessible and offers resources and activities to make each visitors' experience more enjoyable through our LICM4all initiative. The Museum offers Friendly Hours and Sensory-Friendly theater performances to allow visitors who are neurodivergent or those with mobility challenges to fully enjoy LICM.
Download the free LICM4all app to preview exhibits, create a customized schedule and view tips for each gallery to work together to customize a visit that supports your family’s interests. Bonus: enjoy Museum-based games as part of the app.
The free app made is available for download for both iPhone at the App Store and Android on Google Play Store.
Try Before You Buy
An annual museum membership offers the best value for families. Like what you see on your visit? Apply that day’s admission to the membership package that matches your family’s needs. A year of non-stop fun awaits!
Long Island Children’s Museum “invites visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to explore freely, discover their passions, and appreciate the communities and world we share.” With that mission in action every day, LICM welcomes families with special needs to experience the play and wonder the Museum’s accessible exhibits and programs offer. Check our website for exclusive Family Fun Nights and sensory friendly theater performances throughout the year, or schedule a special night for your school or organization.
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