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Days of the Week
Monday: Kindergarten
Tuesday: Grades 1 & 2
Wednesday: Grades 3 & 4
Thursday: Grades 5 & up

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The Science Museum of Long Island offers after school workshops every month for four different age groups: Kindergarten, Grades 1 & 2, Grades 3 & 4, and Grades 5 and up.  All programs require pre-registration.  For each topic, workshops meet for several sessions on the same day of the week.  Topics change periodically, and enrollment is for one topic only.  Pick your child’s favorite topic or enroll for more than one.  Enroll soon! Space is limited to 15 participants per session.

2014-2015 Schedule

Kindergarten - Mondays 4pm-5pm

Masters of Disasters
September 8, 15, 22

The earth is changing every day. Come build volcanoes, shake the ground with our earthquake machine, and splash down in our flood pit to explore the magnificent might of Mother Nature.

Science on Wheels
October 6, 20, 27

Build your own boat, race car, and plane this month while learning about different modes of transportation. Then, at the end of the month, join us for our second annual After School Championship Derby!

On The Hunt
November 3, 10, 17

Go on the hunt for buried treasure while learning to use a map and GPS. Visit our star lab to learn how people used stars to navigate in times of old.

Fur, Scales, Snouts, and Tails
December 1, 8, 15

Come meet our mammals, reptiles, and amphibians, too! Learn about local species from the Preserve, as well as animals from all around the world.

Blam! Splat! Kaboom!
January 5, 12, 26

Get into the mix this month while learning the basics of chemistry. Do crazy experiments and make your own slime while learning about the scientific method.

Hot Diggity Dinos
February 2, 9, 23

Put on your excavation hat and become a paleontologist. Learn all about animals from ancient times (dinosaurs!) and excavate their bones in our paleontology lab.

Astound the Senses!
March 9, 16, 23

If it looks like science, sounds like science, and smells like science...it must be science! Study how we see, hear, smell, and touch and how even the sharpest of senses can be fooled.

Mysteries of the Marsh
April 13, 20, 27

Go with the flow and learn all about the Water Cycle. Bring your boots to trek through a amazing marsh ecosystem teeming with all sorts of aquatic life.

Green thumbs up!
May 4, 11, 18

Learn the in's and outs of gardening this month while we discover trees and hunt for worms. Take home your own plant to grow, nurture, and love.

Beachy Keen
June 1, 8, 15

Take a walk along Manhasset Bay to meet some sand-tastic beach critters! Get your feet wet and learn why the beach can be a really rough place to live

Grades 1 & 2 - Tuesdays 4pm-5pm

Woodland Ecosystems
September 9, 16, 23

Explore the Leeds Pond Preserve and learn exactly how a forest works. Living things exist together in all sorts of amazing ways. Turn over logs for decomposers, listen for bird calls, and test your knowledge on the various trees of Long Island.

Good Old Fashioned Cooking
October 7, 14, 21

No microwave..No oven..? No worries! Put on your pioneering hat this month and learn how to make all sorts of wonderful snacks without using any technology. Get back to the simple life.

Who Did it?!?!
October 28 & November 18, 25

There's a mystery to solve this month at SMLI. What's missing? Who took it? Why? If you want to know the answers to these questions and more, then come on down to help solve the mystery.

Wiggly Wonders
December 2, 9, 16

Stand up! Sit down! Having a backbone is great, but the animals we'll study this month won't have one. Hunt for worms, study insects, and even dissect a squid. Don't be scared. Have some backbone!

Astounding Animal Adaptations
January 6, 13, 20

Come check out the Museum's various animals and discover how their unique traits give them the edge for survival. Explore everything from cold-blooded reptiles to furry, funny mammals.

Department of Jr. Engineers
February 3, 10, 24

Get wired this month, as we learn about electricity and why things move. Play with toys to learn about various forces and build circuits for a good time that will be truly electrifying.

Around the Globe
March 10, 17, 24

There are environments all around that world that are incredibly different from Long Island. Desert, arctic, rainforest, and more! Come get a feel for the various biomes across the globe.

Lost in Space
April 14, 21, 28

Shoot for the stars this month and learn about the vast universe. Check out our Star Lab to see constellations that can't be seen in this hemisphere. See how rocket fuel works and make your own film canister rocket as we blast off with science

Happy, Healthy Earth
May 5, 12, 19

The Earth needs our help. There's pollution and deforestation all around the world. Come find out what you can do to help promote a healthier, happier Earth.

June 2, 9, 16

The beach is a fun place to be! But for some animals, life in the water or on the sand can be a struggle. Come spend time at the beach to see all the aquatic oraganisms that Manhasset Bay has to offer.

Grades 3 & 4 - Wednesdays 4pm-5pm

Surviving the wild
September 10, 17, 24

Are you ready for an adventure? Come and see if you have what it takes to survive the great outdoors. Learn about nature as we learn to make fire, seekshelter, purify water, and find food.

October 8, 15, 22

Early Americans did not have the luxury of stores and had to make things themselves. See how life was like for these people as we hand dip candles, make soap, and learn to cook food over an open fire.

Simple Machines
November 5, 12, 19

These devices help us perform tasks that would normally be very difficult to do. Explore the different types of simple machines and even create your own device that uses them.

Exploring the Earth
December 3, 10, 17

The earth is an amazing place with so many different environments. Learn about environments like deserts and rainforests. Meet some live animals and see how they survive in their environments

The Fossil Record
January 7, 14, 21

Unleash your inner paleontologist and discover what life was like before humans existed. Study real fossils in our paleontology as we learn about dinosaurs and mammals.

Greys Anatomy
February 4, 11, 25

Join us as we explore one of the most complex machines an earth, the human body. See how all the different organs function together to make humans work properly.

Animal Adaptations
March 11, 18, 25

Sharp teeth, giant claws, and thick fur are just a few things that animals have to help them survive. Explore a wide variety of animals and learn how they adapt to their environments. Get up close to our live animals and even touch a few.

Crazy Science
April 15, 22, 29

See how science can be stranger than fiction as we discover the secrets of chemistry and physics. Make gooey substances, see reactions that explode, and investigate powders that do some strange things.

Come Fly With Me
May 6, 13, 20

Have you ever wondered how a big, heavy plane can stay up in the air? Come learn why as we discuss aerodynamics and design machines that fly.

Back to the Beach
June 3, 10, 17

Let's take a trip down to Manhasset Bay and learn about the diverse environment there. Explore the creatures that call the bay home. Be prepared to get wet as we try our hand at catching things with our nets.

Grades 5 & up - Thursdays 4pm-5pm

What's in the Water
September 11, 18 & October 2

What makes fresh water different than salt water? Join us as we explore the different waterways on our preserve. Learn how to test the water for different substances and see how these affect life that lives there.

Here's My Backbone
October 9, 16, 23

Learn about a group of animals called vertebrates. These backboned animals can be quick diverse and complex. Explore the different types of vertebrates through dissections and observing ive specimens.

November 6, 13, 20

Some of the most interesting creatures on earth are those you cannot see. Discover these creatures and why they are important as we learn about microscopes and even growing our own bacteria.

Advanced Forensics
December 4, 11, 18

A crime has been committed and the SMLI PD needs forensics scientists. Learn how different types of evidence like footprints, teeth marks, and fibers can narrow down a suspect list. Come find the real criminal as we solve our own mystery.

Space: Discover the unknown
January 8, 15, 22

Journey into space as we explore stars, galaxies, black holes, and the people who travel there: Astronauts. See how astronauts live, how space travel is achieved, and even explore the stars in our star lab.

February 5, 12, 26

Have you ever watched a weatherman on television and thought I can do a better job at predicting the weather? Here is your chance. Use our computers and learn how to tell if it is going to rain or snow as we discuss fronts, air masses, and more.

Discovering Darwin
March 12, 19, 26

Charles Darwin traveled the world on the HMS Beagle and discovered many interesting things about life on earth. Learn about his life and discoveries and we explore evolution and natural selection. Come see live animals and how they have adapted as well.

Advanced Aeronautics
April 16, 23, 30

Here is your chance to explore what makes things fly. Learn about thrust and drag as we discover the physics of flight and air pressure. Put your skills to the test as you design your own flying machine.

The Rube Goldberg Project
May 7, 14, 21

Do you know what a Rube Goldberg device is? Come find out as we explore physics of motion and energy transfer. Test your skills as we build a massive contraption capable of doing many things.

Make it your way
June 4, 11, 18

Do you have a favorite area of science? Here is your chance to be in control of class as you choose the experiments we perform. You name it, we will do it.