All programs require pre-registration. 

Registration Options:

By Phone:
(516) 627-9400
extension 10. 

Online:Program Request Form

Mail/Fax (CALL FIRST): Program Registration Form

Have questions about a program? 

Call our teachers:
(516) 627-9400
extension 14.

$60 (10am - 3pm)

Sibling discount: $5 per day or 10% when you register for the entire week.

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Children ages three and up are welcome to join SMLI on their days off from school! Sign up for one of our holiday workshops, where children enjoy hours of fun at the Science Museum! Each day's activities are based on a specific theme. Children participate in experiments, create crafts, and watch demonstrations during holiday workshops. Pre-registration is required. Please bring lunch for half hour break. Nursery children enjoy extra play time breaks throughout the day.

When you have found the Program you are interested in you may register:

1) Over the phone using a Visa,Master or Discover Card

2) Online by submitting a Program Request Form and our Registrar will contact you shortly for Space and Payment info.


2013 - 2014 Workshops

Marine Life
Thursday, September 5
Rosh Hashanah
Take a walk on our Manhasset Bay beach. We will visit the shore and study the unique ecology of this area, as we find out which plants and animal inhabit the North Shore of Long Island.
Preserve the Preserve
Monday,October 14
Columbus Day

Come and join us as we discover why it's so important to preserve our natural world. We will discuss different types of recycling, and learn about plants and birds as we explore our woodlands.

Pioneering Spirit
Monday, November 11
Veteran's Day
Come see what life was like in early America. Try your hand at some simple everyday tasks, but without modern conveniences. You will cook food over the open fire, hand-dip candles, turn cream into butter and make soap.
Diggin In To the Past
Monday, December 23
Holiday Recess
Journey back in time to learn how scientist figured out what was here before us. Learn about dinosaurs, prehistoric animals and ancient civilizations as we explore archeology, anthropology and paleontology.
Amazing Earth
Thursday,December 26
Holiday Recess
Come prepared to get dirty as you explore earth science. As a junior geologist, examine rock samples and minerals. We will see how amazing our earth is as we erupt volcanoes and simulate tsunamis.
Friday, December 27
Holiday Recess
If you like fast paced fun, start your engines! You will train and qualify to be a race car driver and pit stop mechanic. Build your own model race car, modify it, and take it out for a test drive.
Museum Challenge
Monday, December 30
Holiday Recess
Test yourself as you conquer the ropes course, and discover new team building skills. Find out what we mean by the term grossology. Test your engineering skills and build structures that can hold weight.
Winter Wonderland
Thursday,January 2
Holiday Recess
Winter is a wonderful time of year. Join us as we celebrate the cold weather by growing crystals and finding out how snowflakes are similar. Create your own colorful snow to take home.
Candy Chemistry
Friday, January 3
Holiday Recess
Who doesn't love candy? At the museum it's not only enjoyed, but it's studied. Learn where chocolate comes from and about the different types as we make lollipops. Discover the chemistry behind making gushers.
Mystery at the Museum
Monday, January 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Help us unravel a mystery! Learn how to lift and examine fingerprints. Perform chemical tests on blood samples as we try to figure out just what happened in our wacky museum.
Spin, Pop, Fizz-ics
Monday, February 17
Winter Recess
Learn the science behind toys that spin and pop. Make things change color, explode and levitate. Understand flight and balance, and learn as you play.
Paws & Claws
Tuesday, February 18
Winter Recess
Come and explore the amazing diversity of animals in the world. Meet and greet live animals from our collection. We will focus on mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds.
Fly Me To the Moon
Wednesday, February 19
Winter Recess
From the atmosphere to outerspace we will set out on a cloud hopping and star trekking adventure. By using flying objects you create, you will discover the physics behind flight. You will also visit our planetarium to see the stars and planets.
Edible Science
Thursday, February 20
Winter Recess
If you love science and you love to eat, this class is for you! Munch, lick and crunch your way through lessons on ice cream, soil, astronaut life and engineering.
Maple Sugaring
Friday, February 21
Winter Recess
Join us as we perform our annual tradition of creating maple syrup. Try your hand at tapping trees, collecting sap and boiling it down to a sweet and sticky treat. Come dressed for the weather.
Egg Stravaganza
Monday, April 14
Spring Recess
Welcome in the spring season at the Science Museum. Meet egg-laying animals, enter our egg-drop challenge, color eggs using natural dyes and much more. It will prove to be an “eggstrordinary” time.
Tuesday, April 15
Spring Recess
See if you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness. Learn how to build a shelter, stay warm and find food. Make a survival kit so you can always be prepared. Come dressed for an outdoor adventure.
Buried Treasure
Wednesday, April 16
Spring Recess
Come aboard and join a band of pirates in search of treasure. Learn how to navigate using a map and compass as you search for booty. You will build a model pirate ship to take home.
Biological Bonaza
Thursday, April 17
Spring Recess
Did you ever wonder how a human's body differed from an animals. Join us on our biological journey as we perform dissections and look at specimans on a microscopic level. On this fun filled day we will also look at ecosystems and food chains.
Friday, April 18
Spring Recess
Become an outdoor explorer as you go trekking through the 36 acre preserve. Build a terrarium to understand different ecosystems. Meet some of our live animal friends and discover how to track animals by looking at their footprints.