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HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

Children ages four and up are welcome to join SMLI on their days off from school to enjoy hours of fun, hand-on science activities!  Children will participate in experiments, create crafts, and observe demonstrations. 

  • All holiday workshops run from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm

  • Holiday workshops are drop-off programs.  Please enter through the SMLI bus entrance. 

  • Please send your child with a packed lunch

  • Children are grouped by grade starting with pre-k (4 years old). Some grades may be grouped together.

  • ECOSYSTEM EQUILIBRIUM HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    ECOSYSTEM EQUILIBRIUM HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    Apr 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – Apr 23, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Apr 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – Apr 23, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Celebrate earth day by enjoying a day filled with eco-friendly learning! Discover the process behind recycling, composting, and what you can do to make our ecosystem a better place. 
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  • SCIENCE OF ART HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    SCIENCE OF ART HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    Apr 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Apr 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Jump into the exciting world of STEAM, embracing the mix of science and art at this Holiday Workshop! Create unique crafts using natural forces, explore how geology gives us beautiful jewelry and more! 
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  • DINOSAUR DILEMA HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    DINOSAUR DILEMA HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    Apr 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – Apr 25, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Apr 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – Apr 25, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Travel back in time as we explore the amazing world of dinosaurs and creatures that lived millions of years ago. Through fossil investigation, and hands-on excavating in our Paleo Lab, you'll leave ready to join a true paleontology dig! 
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  • SPRING INTO SCIENCE HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    SPRING INTO SCIENCE HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    Apr 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Apr 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Celebrate the changing of the seasons as we welcome back Spring! Discover how nature is changing in every way, as plant life begins to bloom, and birds return from their winter homes.
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  • PIRATES OF MANHASSET BAY HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    PIRATES OF MANHASSET BAY HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    Apr 26, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Apr 26, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Venture to Manhasset Bay in this orienteering- and marine-themed day! We’ll learn how to use a compass and other orienteering methods, explore the beach, and search for treasure!
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  • EWWWW .... GROSS! HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    EWWWW .... GROSS! HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    Apr 29, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Apr 29, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Science can be gross sometimes. From burp machines, to stinky gases and slimey concoctions, spend a day exploring the yucky, but fun side of science.
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  • CREATURE FEATURE HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    CREATURE FEATURE HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    Apr 30, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Apr 30, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Come meet the live animals that live at SMLI. Discover what unique characteristics and adaptations they have that would help them survive in their natural habitats. Create some animal themed crafts to take home.
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  • Marine Madness Holiday Workshop
    Marine Madness Holiday Workshop
    Jun 19, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Jun 19, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Explore Manhasset Bay and all it has to offer as we dive into marine biology. Find univalves and bivalves, visit the osprey nest, and much more in a day filled with aquatic adventures!
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  • SMLI: A SPACE ODYSSEY HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    SMLI: A SPACE ODYSSEY HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    Apr 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Apr 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Take to the skies in this space- and flight-filled day! Utilize the principles of aerodynamics to create flying machines, discover the mysteries of the cosmos in our Star Lab, and much more!
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  • Eggcellent Experiments Holiday Workshop
    Eggcellent Experiments Holiday Workshop
    Mar 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Mar 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Spring is here and what better way to celebrate than with a workshop devoted to eggs! Meet our egg-laying animals, compete in our famous egg drop challenge, and more! It's sure to be eggciting!
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  • MAPLE SUGARING HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    MAPLE SUGARING HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    Feb 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Feb 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Learn the ins-and-outs of tree tapping in this fan-favorite workshop! We’ll head to the preserve to drill our own maple trees, explore the syrup-making process, and, of course, have some pancakes!
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  • STONES AND BONES HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    STONES AND BONES HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    Feb 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Feb 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Enjoy a mixture of geology and paleontology as we explore the mystery of plant and animal fossils, beautiful geologic formations and more. Put your paleontologist skills to the test as you visit our Paleo Lab to work on real fossils!
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  • FORCES OF NATURE HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    FORCES OF NATURE HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    Feb 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Feb 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Explore the intense powers of mother nature! From trembling earthquakes, to mighty volcanoes, the science of earth's powers is truly amazing. 
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  • STEM FACTORY HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    STEM FACTORY HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    Feb 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Feb 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Design and create vehicles, contraptions and more in this STEM-focused holiday workshop. Test and tinker until it's perfect as you explore the engineering process!
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  • Chemical Conundrums Holiday Workshop
    Chemical Conundrums Holiday Workshop
    Feb 19, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Feb 19, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Mix things up with this chemistry filled holiday workshop. Learn how to determine if a chemical is an acid or a base? What happens when you mix the two together? Observe a variety of chemical reactions to find out! 
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  • SCIENCE FUN-DAMENTALS - HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    SCIENCE FUN-DAMENTALS - HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    Jan 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Jan 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Explore some of the fun-damemetal areas of science through hands-on experiments, activities and crafts. How do sound waves travel differently through a solid vs a gas? What makes magnets attract or repel? Discover this and more!
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  • SCALES AND TAILS - HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    SCALES AND TAILS - HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    Dec 29, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Dec 29, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Meet the animals of SMLI! Get up-close with mammals, reptiles and amphibians in this day highlighting our furry and scaly friends. Learn about their unique adaptations, create fun crafts, and pet each one!
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  • MYSTERY AT THE MUSEUM - HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    MYSTERY AT THE MUSEUM - HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
    Dec 28, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Dec 28, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 N Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    A crime has been committed and we need YOUR help in catching the culprit! Use forensic science to gather and analyze data to get to the bottom of the mystery! We’ll explore fingerprinting, blood testing, and more!
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