Summer Reading 2014

Are you ready to Fizz, Boom, Read?! Science is the theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program and we’re extremely excited about it. We plan to have a science station where you can observe some ongoing science experiments, watch caterpillars turn into butterflies, and try out some projects on your own. Of course, we also want you to read! Kids and Teens can begin signing up for Summer Reading the week of June 23.Chemistry

Here are some of the other events scheduled for this summer:

PetraPuppets: Laughing Lab, Wednesday, June 25, 3:00
Back by popular demand, Steve Petra and his band of mischievous puppets will help us kick off our Summer Reading program with his new show: Laughing Lab. All ages. No registration necessary.

Sunflower Craft, Monday, June 30, 10:00-4:00
Drop in and decorate a holder for a test tube, then plant a sunflower seed in the tube. Within a few weeks, it’ll be ready for your garden. All ages. While supplies last. No registration necessary.

Slime, Goo, & Ooze, Tuesday, July 8, 3:00
The Science Museum of Long Island joins us as we get messy learning the basics of mixing solutions and forming plastics. And, of course, making some slime to take home. For kids entering 1st-4th grades. Registration begins June 16.

Movie Night: The Lego Movie, Wednesday, July 9, 7:00
Bring a pillow or a sleeping bag and enjoy a movie on our big screen. All ages. No registration necessary.

Play Hooray, Thursday, July 10, 1:00
Fizz, pop, boom and dance around the room! It’ll be an explosion of fun for little ones. For children 2 to 5 years old. Registration begins June 16.

Tissue Paper Craft, Tuesday, July 15, 10:00-4:00
Drop in and create a fun summer time picture using precut designs and tissue paper. All ages. While supplies last.

Night Lights, Friday, July 18, 3:00
Become an after-dark scientist and find out why certain things glow in the dark. For kids entering 1st -4th grades. Registration begins June 16.Madscientist

Tie Dye, Monday, July 21, 3:00
Our annual tie dye tradition continues. Bring something cotton and we’ll supply the dyes. All ages. Registration begins June 16.

Mad Science: The Science of Toys, Wednesday, July 23, 2:00
Learn how many of your toys use basic science principles. We’ll experiment with balls, yo-yos and others. For kids entering K-3rd grades. Registration begins June 16.

Mad Science: Chem in a Flash, Wednesday, July 23, 3:30            
Perform instantaneous experiments in this fast-paced class on split-second reactions. For kids entering 4th-6th. Registration begins June 16.

Lava Lamp Craft, Monday, July 28, 10:00-4:00  
We’ll perform a simple experiment using oil, water and some bubbling tablets. It’ll look just like a lava lamp. All ages. While supplies last.

Movie Night: Rio 2, Wednesday, July 30 7:00             
Bring a pillow or a sleeping bag and enjoy a movie on our big screen. All ages. No registration necessary.