Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM) will be opening its doors for a special audience of action heroes, ballerinas, clowns, fairy princesses, soldiers, witches and more costume-clad visitors on Saturday evening, Oct. 27, at the 11th annual Ghostly Gala!
It’s a special night at the museum where everyone (adults too) can get dressed in their favorite costume and enjoy a night of Halloween fun. Decorate your own goody bag, go trick or treating throughout the museum and make all kinds of Halloween crafts. Come celebrate with us in a fun, safe and spooky way!
Tuesday, Oct. 23 through Friday, Oct. 26 from 2:30-4 p.m. Join us as you design your own autumn-themed wind spinner using fun fall materials. All ages. Free with museum admission.
The Ghostly Gala
Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6-9 p.m. Join us at the Long Island Children's Museum to celebrate Halloween in a fun, safe and spooky way! It’s one of our favorite special days on the LICM calendar – and visitors’ too! We’re already planning our costumes, what will you be this year? Enjoy the chance to:·
- Show off your costume
- Decorate your own goody bag
- Go gallery trick-or-treating
- Get your face painted
- Meet live animals
- Listen to creepy music throughout the museum
- Make some cool and creepy craft projects to take home
Community Gallery - Presidents Helping Children Tuesday, Oct. 2 through Tuesday, Nov. 6 Explore the contributions 11 United States presidents have made to the advancements of child well-being over the last century in areas of nutrition, health, education and child safety in this exhibit developed by Every Child Matters. The exhibit features 30 photographs chosen from an international photo competition to draw attention to the plight of children. All ages. Free with museum admission.
KaleidoZone - Chaos and Containment Through Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 Chaos and Containment are two psychological states all human beings experience in varying degrees and intensity. This exhibit intends to inspire and foster conversations pertaining to the differences and parallels between art made by artists with and without mental disabilities. Visitors will learn to appreciate the work produced, regardless of the background of the artists who created them. Chaos and Containment will feature a selection of work s submitted through a request for artwork, as well as pieces created in art therapy workshop conducted by Ed Regensburg, ATR-BC, LCAT at Family Residences & Essential Enterprises (FREE). All ages. Free with museum admission.
New Exhibit - Building Boom with KEVA (Knowledge-Exploration-Visual Arts) Through Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 Get ready to explore the simple and complex possibilities of construction as you move from the drawing board to the construction crew. Building Boom with KEVA encourages you to conceive, and then build the design project of your dreams - bridges, skyscrapers, castles, airplanes, trestles, spirals and more. You’ll develop a first-hand understanding of the physical forces at work in the design process as you apply principles of balance, proportion and geometry to your design. Building Boom with KEVA brings out the designer, architect and engineer in each of us as you problem solve and think in three dimension. Uniform in size, KEVA planks use only gravity – no glue or connectors. You'll dabble with physics to achieve balance, proportion and stability. Stumped for a design project? Draw inspiration from 50 permanent building models on display. Local exhibit support for Building Boom with KEVA is provided by Astoria Federal Savings. All ages. Free with museum admission.
Early Childhood Programs
stART (Story + Art): Tuesday to Friday from 12:30-1 p.m.
†Music and Movement: Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. †Messy Afternoons: Saturday,-Sunday, from 3:30-5 p.m.
†Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members).
Programs subject to change. All activities will be held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum admission: $11 for adults and children over 1 year old, $10 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.