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. 
 
SCHOOLS
Programs for school groups focus on life sciencephysical 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
Contact: Dan, 516-627-9400 ext. 12, Dan@SMLI.org.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-12th. 
 
Group Size: 30 maximum.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. 
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science.
Topics Covered: Physiology, physics, forensics, chemistry, biology, Bernoulli’s principle, electricity, magnets, motion, light, dinosaurs, volcanoes, rocks, fossils, minerals, solar system, stars, galaxies, nebulae, constellations, black holes, animal adaptations, insects, habitats, plants, reptiles, mammals, amphibians.
 
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. Learn more about Boy Scout programs and Girl Scout programs.
 
Contact Info
Contact: 516-627-9400 ext. 12 (Program Coordinator) or ext. 11 (Chief Administrator).
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-12th. 
 
Group Size: 25 maximum.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. 
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science.
Topics Covered: Astronomy, geology, dinosaurs, volcanoes, rocks, fossils, minerals, solar system, stars, galaxies, nebulae, constellations, black holes, animal adaptations, insects, habitats, plants, reptiles, mammals, amphibians.
 
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 while meeting animals, examining fossils, and discovering how humans can help save endangered animals. 
 
Contact Info 
Contact: Dan, 516-627-9400 ext. 12, Dan@SMLI.org.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-12th. 
 
Group Size: 30 maximum.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. 
 
Cost: Fee.
 
Topics Covered: Physiology, physics, forensics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, Bernoulli’s principle, electricity, magnets, motion, light, dinosaurs, volcanoes, rocks, fossils, minerals, solar system, stars, galaxies, nebulae, constellations, black holes, animal adaptations, insects, habitats, plants, reptiles, mammals, amphibians.
 
OUTREACH 
We can bring almost all SMLI programs to your location. Just ask! Mileage fees apply to certain areas of Long Island.
 
Contact Info
Contact: Dan, 516-627-9400 ext. 12, Dan@SMLI.org.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-12th. 
 
Group Size: Varies.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. 
 
Cost: Fee.
 
Topics Covered: Physiology, physics, forensics, chemistry, biology, astronomy.

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