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This WEEK at LICM: EARTH DAY FUN – APR 17 – 30

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Start Date: April 17, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Location: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530

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Theater & Activities Inspire Young Ecologists

Long Island Children’s Museum is inspiring its young visitors to take care of Mother Nature through theater and ecology activities this week. Learn how we can protect the planet on Earth Day … and every day.

BONUS Monday– LICM will be open Monday, April 17 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Program Schedule –April 17-30, 2017

Feathered Friends
Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Create your own spring bird using colorful feathers and fun craft materials!Ages: 3 and up. Free with museum admission.

Inner Lobby Activity – Sweet Little Snails
Wednesday, April 19 through Friday, April 21 from 2:30-4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25 through, April 28 from 2:30 – 4 p.m.
These slow-moving critters are awaiting your creation! Make your own garden snail with colorful pom-poms, pipe cleaners, and more!
Ages: 3 and up. Free with museum admission.

Liz Joyce and a Couple of Puppets present “The Doubtful Sprout”
Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Get ready to explore the world under your feet in this underground puppet adventure. Tunnel down with Worm and Sprout as they discover the mysterious life found inside soil. Along the way, kids help figure out the secrets that help Sprout grow. Award-winning puppeteer and Long Island resident Liz Joyce brings this ecological wonderland to life with multiple puppetry styles, projections and song.
Ages: 2 and up. Fee: $9 with museum admission ($7 LICM members), $12 theater only.

Our Earth, Our Home
Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Our Earth is our home. Come celebrate Earth Day and learn how you can make a difference in keeping our planet healthy! This program is made possible with the support of National Grid.
Ages: 3 and up. Free with museum admission.

Braille Fest
Saturday, April 29 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Join the Long Island Council of the Blind in celebrating the life of Louis Braille. Louis Braille was the inventor of a tactile system that assists blind and visually impaired people read and write. Learn about his life and invention through hands-on experiences and understand how a person who is blind can enjoy the same activities as a person who is sighted.
Ages: 5 and up. Free with museum admission.

All the Little Birdies
Sunday, April 30 at 1, 1:30, 2 and 2:30 p.m.
Springtime marks the season when flowers sprout and butterflies and birdies come out to play. Come welcome the spring season as we decorate lovely little birdhouses for our winged friends. Hang them up by the window or in your backyard, and wait for the many different flyers to pay you a visit!
Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members).

KaleidoZone – Javaka Steptoe: Radiant Child

Through Sunday, May 14
In this exhibit, artist and illustrator Javaka Steptoe tells the story of an artist who has inspired him, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Like Steptoe, Basquiat was raised in New York City, where art became his outlet and earned him worldwide attention.   The artwork featured in this exhibit are illustrations from the book Steptoe authored about Basquiat of the same name.  The book won the 2017 Caldecott Medal, honoring “the most distinguished American picture book for children, as well as the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award, which recognizes “an African American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults.” Steptoe’s exhibition combines traditional illustration techniques with unusual material choices to create exciting multi-layered images that capture the life of a dynamic artist.
All ages. Free with museum admission.

KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature
Through Sunday, May 7, 2017
Families are encouraged to embrace their inner zany genius while exploring what these behaviors can teach about science, engineering, math, and literacy.  Jump into STEM as you pull a tablecloth out from under a place setting to learn about inertia, build a boomerang as an introduction to aerodynamics, and fold paper rings to explore geometry.
Amazingly Immature encourages communication and learning through laughter, play, comedy and memories of different generations’ childhood hijinks.

In this exhibit visitors of all ages learn important life-long lessons:

    • We naturally use science, engineering, and math ideas and skills for fun
    • We express our creativity through silly/immature behaviors
    • Goofiness always has a place in our lives, even beyond childhood
    • It takes time to master new skills, some longer than othersWe are always learning

All ages.  Free with museum admission.

All activities will be held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum Hours:  Tuesday-Sunday from 10 am.-5 p.m. and most school holidays.  Museum admission: $13 for adults and children over 1 year old, $12 seniors, FREE to museum members and children under 1 year old. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information, contact 516-224-5800.

 

 

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Organized by :  Long Island Children’s Museum Organizer's Address : 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY Website : http://www.licm.org/

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Event categories: Exhibitions, Family, Theater, and Workshops/Classes.Event tags: Art, Crafts, Family/Kids, Interactive, Mixed Media, Museum, Nassau, Painting, Theater, Tour, and Workshop.

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