Science Museum of Long Island

 
The Science Museum of Long Island (SMLI) offers more than 100 hands-on science workshops for school, scout, and homeschool groups. Thousands of children have experienced the fun and excitement of the SMLI’s classes. SMLI’s talented educators help science come alive for groups on field trips to the museum, as well as off-site all over Long Island.
 
Contact Info
Address: 1526 N. Plandome Road, Plandome, NY 11030. Nassau County.
Tel: 516-627-9400.
Website: www.smli.org.
Hrs: Vary.
 
SCHOOL
Programs for school groups focus on life science, physical science, and earth science. Students will learn through hands-on outdoor programs, fourth-grade proficiency programs, and gifted elementary, junior high, and high school programs. Activities include observing slides of microscopic organisms, performing chemical tests on blood samples, and examining fossil remains.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 516-627-9400 ext. 12.
Email: dan@SMLI.org.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science.
Topics Covered: amphibians, animal adaptations, Bernoulli’s principle, biology, black holes, chemistry, constellations, dinosaurs, electricity, forensics, fossils, galaxies, habitats, insects, light, magnets, mammals, minerals, motion, nebulae, physics, physiology, plants, reptiles, rocks, solar system, stars, volcanoes.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Max. 30 students.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
Registration: Online, Phone, Email.
Food Options: Bring your own, if staying for lunch!
Cost: Fee.
 
Outreach
We can bring almost all SMLI programs to your location.  Just ask!  Mileage fees apply to certain areas of Long Island.
 
Contact Info 
Phone: 516-627-9400, ext. 12.
 
Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Max. 30 participants.
Cost: Varies.
 
 
SCOUTS
Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Tiger Cub, and Webelos Scouts can earn a variety of belt loops/pins at SMLI, including Detective, Bugs, Geology, and Astronomy. Activities include setting up a terrarium to keep specimens found on the bug hunt, collecting rocks, deciphering messages to solve a mystery, and meeting one of the museum’s nocturnal animals before going on a 5 senses walk in the dark. Scout sleepovers are also available.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 516-627-9400 ext. 12.
Email: dan@SMLI.org.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Science.
Topics Covered: amphibians, animal adaptations, Bernoulli’s principle, biology, black holes, chemistry, constellations, dinosaurs, electricity, forensics, fossils, galaxies, habitats, insects, light, magnets, mammals, minerals, motion, nebulae, physics, physiology, plants, reptiles, rocks, solar system, stars, volcanoes.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Max. 30.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
Registration: Online, Phone, Email.
Food Options: Bring your own, if staying for lunch!
Cost: Fee.
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Hands-on programs at SMLI are a great supplement to homeschool life science, earth science, and physical science curriculums. Homeschoolers will enjoy learning about science with other homeschoolers while meeting animals, examining fossils, and discovering how humans can help save endangered animals. Email Dan for more information.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 516-627-9400 ext. 12.
Email: dan@SMLI.org.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science.
Topics Covered: amphibians, animal adaptations, Bernoulli’s principle, biology, black holes, chemistry, constellations, dinosaurs, electricity, forensics, fossils, galaxies, habitats, insects, light, magnets, mammals, minerals, motion, nebulae, physics, physiology, plants, reptiles, rocks, solar system, stars, volcanoes.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Max. 30.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
Registration: Online, Phone, Email.
Food Options: Bring your own, if staying for lunch!
Cost: Fee.

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