Visitors to the Long Island Children’s Museum this week can explore the world of science, learn about mixed-up animals, get in the kitchen, whip up a delicious snack and splash around in the seasonal backyard.
Thursday, Aug. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Explore the worlds of science and nature with the Green Teens this summer in Our Backyard! Each week, dig deeper into the unknown through hands-on learning experiences on alternative energy, water, habitats, and more. Ages 3+ Free with admission.
Kids in the Kitchen Family Series
Friday, Aug. 23, workshops take place at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
LICM’s popular Early Childhood program expands in the summer to welcome older siblings who enjoy time 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. As they make their treat, kids gain experience measuring ingredients, following directions and building their vocabulary. Learn about healthy eating and fun ways to stay active with a new exercise activity every week. This week’s recipe is Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Bites.
Ages 3 to 8 Early Childhood, Member benefit. Fee is $5 with museum admission, $4 LICM members
Saturday, Aug. 24 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Get up to your elbows in oobleck, clean mud and slime…and join in for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but no one likes to clean-up after. 18 months – 4 years Early Childhood, Free with admission
Summer Exhibit: Mash-up Menagerie
Through Sunday, Sept. 1
Walk through the mouth of a whion (whale + lion), slide down an elester (elephant + rooster) and manipulate the legs and eyes of an octamoose (octopus + moose) in this summer exhibit devoted to creativity and imagination. Join artist-in-residence Scott Larrabee in a summer of creative collaboration. Visitors are confronted with the frames of mixed-up animals and challenged to help finish these fantastical beasts.
All ages. Free with museum admission.
Seasonal Exhibit: Our Backyard
Relax in LICM’s award-winning outdoor exhibit. Explore the sensory garden, meet butterflies, make evaporation art or take the helm of a weather boat. Race boats down two rills and splash in the streambed or investigate the water cycle and experiment with properties of water. This exhibit encourages children and their adults to discover their connections with the natural world. Exhibit remains open through summer season (weather permitting), free with museum admission.
The Long Island Children’s Museum is located at 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. Museum admission is $14 for adults and children over 1 year old, $13 seniors, free to museum members and children under 1 year old. For more information, contact 516-224-5800 or visit www.licm.org.