Spring Break At LICM

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School’s out and LICM has packed its program calendar with popular productions, artistic collaborations and Earth Day activities. Decibel levels are sure to go up as families choose ways to fill their school break schedule. Don’t worry, it’s all part of the learning plan; visit the Sonic Sensation exhibit to explore the science of sound. The Scream Chamber in the exhibit will surely be a popular component this week.

Elephant & Piggie: We’re in a Play!

Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26 at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Enjoy a musical adventure ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books. Willems’ classic characters Elephant and Piggie storm the stage in a rollicking musical romp filled with plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense perfect for young audiences. The duo, together with nutty back-up singers The Squirrelles, takes the audience on an imaginative exploration of the meaning of friendship. Elephant & Piggie’s [We Are in a Play!] is a
perfect way to introduce young people to theatre. [Elephant and Piggie: We’re in a Play!] is produced with permission of Music Theater International.

Ages: 2 to 8. Fee: $9 with museum admission ($7 LICM members), $12 theater only.

Green Teens: Our Earth, Our Home

Monday, April 22 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Our Earth is our home. Come celebrate Earth Day and learn how you can make a difference in keeping our planet healthy. This program is made possible with the support of National Grid.

Ages: 3 and up. Free with admission.

Connections & Reflections

Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Join the museum all week long for an exciting, collaborative art-making experience in honor of its 25th birthday. Make creative connections from your art to other visitors as we design a shimmery, shiny sculpture to reflect LICM’s special birthday.

All ages. Free with admission.

Fabulous Florine

Tuesday, April 23 and Thursday April 25 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Join LICM to learn about the fabulous Florine Stettheimer, a painter, poet and designer in New York’s early modern art community. Explore Stettheimer’s scenes of her friends and family, known for their vivid colors and dreamy humor. Create your own scene using a range of materials and discover how to turn your world into a whimsical work of art.

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

Animal Adaptations

Thursday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to noon

Did you ever wonder why polar bears have a thick fur coat or how animals know when to migrate? Come join students from Adelphi University and explore the world of animal physiology.

Ages: 3 and up. Free with museum admission.

Painting without Paint

Friday, April 26 at 1 and 3 p.m.

Families are invited to paint portraits and landscapes using unexpected materials in this artist-led workshop. After the workshop, visit the KaleidoZone Gallery to see how Brooks Frederick has incorporated non-traditional media into his artwork.
Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members).

Splish Splash, Animal Baths

Saturday, April 27 at 3 p.m.

Join LICM in the Yellow Studio in the Feasts for Beasts gallery to learn what goes into the care of LICM’s animals. Join our animal program educator to observe animal bath time.

All ages. Free with museum admission.

Go Fly a Kite

Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m.

Spring is here and it’s the perfect season for flying kites. Kites are typically constructed out of a sturdy frame covered with thin material designed to catch the wind. They are tethered to a reel that controls the height and speed the kite can reach. Learn about the history of kites as you design and decorate your own kite.

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

Traveling Exhibit: Sonic Sensation

Through Sunday, May 5

The newest LICM traveling exhibit offers children the opportunity to see, feel and hear sound. Visitors will experience LICM’s sonic world while exploring 14 interactive learning stations. Children will discover key listening skills through the science of sound and hearing. Kids can test their lung power in the Scream Chamber, create their own movie soundtrack, conduct an orchestra with their whole body, explore decibels, amplitude, pitch and sound waves and discover ways to protect their hearing. Sciencenter of Ithaca developed Sonic Sensation.

All ages. Free with museum admission.

All activities are held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, located at 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. For more information, call 516-224-5800 or visit www.licm.org.

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