Long Island Children’s Museum Events May 17-20

Messy fun with no clean up required: Tactile play is an important developmental activity. (Photo courtesy of LICM)

Long Island Children’s Museum introduces complex ideas and provides developmental resources to its visitors year round. Children can make connections to literature, explore tactile play and get introduced to artists and techniques this week at LICM. Below is the program schedule for May 17 through 20.

stART (Story + Art)

Thursday, May 17: 11:30 a.m. to 12.

Join us each week as we read child-hood classics and introduce new favorites; followed by a take-home, book-inspired craft. This week we’re reading The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. After the story, create an Eric Carle-inspired collage of a bright, blooming flower to take home.

Ages: 3-5. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members).


Kids in the Kitchen

Friday, May 18: 11:30 a.m. to noon

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. This week will be Berries & Cream Cereal Bars.

Ages: 3-5. Fee: $5 with museum admission ($4 LICM members).

Still Life with Stuart: Abstract Artist Series

Saturday, May 19, at 1 and 3 p.m.

What do an egg beater, rubber glove and an electric fan have to do with art? Listen to jazz music and learn about Stuart Davis’ funky still lifes and create an abstract masterpiece of your own using a mixture of colorful materials. This workshop is funded by The Willem de Kooning Foundation.

Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members).

Messy Afternoons

Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20: 3:30 to 5 p.m.

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 no one likes to clean-up after.

Ages: 18 months to 4 years. Free with museum admission.

All activities are held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. For the safety of our visitors, adults are not permitted in the museum without children; Museum visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Museum Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 10 am. to 5 p.m. and most school holidays. Museum admission: $13 for adults and children over 1 year old, $12 seniors, free to museum members and children under 1 year old. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information, contact 516-224-5800.

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