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A valid MCPL library card for each patron (adults, children and teens) is required at time of registration. Please let us know if you require any special accommodations because of a disability.

  • April Showers (J602)
    For children 3 – 5 years old
    Come learn about rain clouds by reading a story, doing a fun science experiment and making a craft.
    Wednesday, April 16, 2014
       10:00 am – 10:45 am      Centereach
    OR
    Monday, April 21, 2014
       4:00 pm – 4:45 pm      Centereach
  • Family Nature Club (J623)
    For families with children in K – 5th grade. Older and younger siblings welcome.
    This family program featuring storyteller, musician and nature educator, Johnny Cuomo, will include activities, crafts, stories and music. Spend time connecting with each other and the wider world. This program is presented with support from the TD Bank Foundation.
    Saturdays, April 12, May 10, 2014
       11:00 am – 12:00 pm      Centereach

  • Drop of Nature (J630)
    For families with children ages 3 – 5 years old (siblings welcome)
    MCPL card holders are invited to stop in for nature activities the whole family can enjoy! If weather permits, these activities will take place outdoors. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
    Mondays, April 14, 28, May 5, 12, 19, June 2, 9, 16, 23
       10:00 am – 12:00 pm      Centereach

  • Spring Jubilee (J629)
    For families
    Let the wild rumpus start! Celebrate the season opening of the Nature Explorium with nature-based activities, digging, planting, experimenting with water, and create a self-portrait using natural materials for the library’s Community Self-Portrait Project. Dance to the zany tunes of Randy Kaplan (4:30pm and 6:00pm show times) with your family!
    Friday, April 25, 2014
       4:00 pm – 7:00 pm      Centereach

  • Hooray for Earth Day (J607)
    For children in K – 2nd grade
    April 22nd is Earth Day. Join the Green Teens in reading an Earth Day story and participate in Earth Day crafts and activities.
    Tuesday, April 22, 2014
       5:30 pm – 6:15 pm      Centereach
    OR
    Wednesday, April 23, 2014
       6:00 pm – 6:45 pm      Centereach

  • Nature Accessories (J597)
    For children in Pre-K – 3rd grade
    Drop-in and make some fun and fashionable bracelets and ties out of natural materials.
    Friday, May 16, 2014
       6:00 pm – 7:00 pm      Centereach

  • Recycled Art: Eco-Friendly Puzzles (J595)
    For children in 2nd – 3rd grade
    Learn how to make a puzzle out of recycled materials. Take home your puzzle to do again and again.
    Monday, May 19, 2014
       7:00 pm – 7:45 pm      Centereach
    OR
    Wednesday, May 21, 2014
       7:00 pm – 7:45 pm      Centereach

  • Recycled Art: Eco-Friendly Wind Chimes (J596)
    For children in Pre-K – 1st grade
    Come help make an eco-friendly community wind chime to leave in the Nature Explorium for all to enjoy.
    Monday, May 19, 2014
       5:30 pm – 6:00 pm      Centereach
    OR
    Wednesday, May 21, 2014
       5:30 pm – 6:00 pm      Centereach

  • Garden Stepping Stone (J594)
    For children in 2nd – 3rd grade, 4th – 5th grade, 6th – 12th grade
    Join us in making a beautiful garden ornament for your home garden.
    Thursday, May 22, 2014
       4:30 pm – 5:15 pm (2nd – 3rd grade)    5:30 pm – 6:15 pm (4th – 5th grade)    6:30 pm – 7:15 pm (6th – 12th grade)      Centereach

  • Garden Stepping Stone (T898)
    For teens in 6th – 12th grade
    A Garden Stepping Stone is a wonderful addition to your home garden. Join us and make your own beautiful garden ornament.
    Thursday, May 22, 2014
       6:30 pm – 7:15 pm      Centereach

  • Beautiful Bird Houses (J538)
    For children in K – 2nd grade
    Let’s get together in our Nature Explorium to create beautiful bird houses to take home to your yard.
    Thursday, June 5, 2014
       6:00 pm – 6:45 pm      Centereach

In extreme weather conditions the Nature Explorium may need to be temporarily closed and its programs moved indoors.

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