Thursday, November 26, 2015

Mission to Mars

Whenever the kids are off from school for breaks and holidays, that is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of programming here at the Science Museum of Long Island.  Our most recent holiday event, Mission to Mars occurred on Veterans Day, Nov 11.   The day was filled with astronomical sciences and if you didn’t attend it, you missed out on a day that was out of this world.  Children participated in hand on science activities where they learned about the many objects in our solar system.  They explored many facts about planets and their distance from the sun, saw how an astronaut lives in space, and even tried samples of freeze dried ice cream.
 The highlight of the day however, had to be Starlab, our inflatable planetarium.  If you have never experienced Starlab, it is quite a sight to see.  From the moment the kids entered the building, they couldn’t wait to go inside.  They were delighted to learn about the life cycle of stars and facts about the Milky Way, but no Starlab experience is complete without hearing stories about the many constellations.

 Mission to Mars was a great day and if you didn’t sign up, there is no need to fret because we have more holiday programs coming up.  The next event is on Saturday December 12: The SMLI Ice-Stravaganza which is sure to be a chillingly good time.  As always, we also have our programs during the holiday break.  Visit for more details or call us at 516-627-9400.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Halloween Science Spectacular

Halloween came a little early at SMLI as we hosted our annual Halloween party.  If you were one of the unfortunate few who missed it, the event was absolutely spooktacular.  A good time was had by all as children and parents visited our many rooms, each hosting a unique activity.  Slime making, Halloween crafts, and creepy animals were just some of the many activities running inside the building and of course, the hay ride and haunted woods were not to be missed.  While all these activities we exiting, it was the dippin’ dots that stole the show.  SMLI teacher and animal care specialist Mr. Owen had the privilege of instantly freezing sugary drink mixes with liquid nitrogen.  They were quite tasty as long as they didn’t stick t your tongue.  Be on the lookout for more events like the Halloween Science Spooktacular in the near future and don’t forget about our many other offerings.  

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


The science museum has been buzzing with excitement for the past two months.  Kids on field trips have filled up our classrooms as well as the picnic area most days.  Walk through the halls and you’ll hear the giggles of 1st graders learning about the butterfly lifecycle, the squeals of 2nd graders touching a snake for the first time, or the surprised gasps of 4th graders learning about Newton’s laws of motion. Who knew chaos could be so constructive. 

Teachers are gearing up for summer camp and registrations are coming in fast. Certain age groups of Beach week are already closed out.  Just as soon as school is out, the grounds of lead ponds preserve will be full of activity from 9am-4pm.  Call our registrar between 7:30am-3:00pm to ensure you’re a part of the fun.  I look forward to seeing you there. 
Woo-hoo, tank top season is finally here! 

Ms. Casey