Our mission is to prepare young people for the challenges of an evolving 21st century economy that is built on advanced technology and innovation. We ignite curiosity, fuel creativity and unlock the passion for problem-solving and discovery with programs and experiences designed to cultivate future leaders and engaged citizens. Currently, we have four social impact goals: 1. Close the gap of STEM inequities in underserved communities (girls/minorities). 2. Develop a state-of-the-art makerspace for the expansion of STEM learning, invention, experimentation and innovation. 3. Expand our learning programs to include all stages of primary/secondary education (Pre-K - 12th grade). 4. Highlight the importance/necessity of STEM education as a critical need for 21st century careers/living.
Through hands-on play, the Long Island Science Center's focus is to provide an alternative path to learning and exploration. Volunteering for the LISC requires a unique type of attitude and perspective. Co-educating, facility & animal maintenance, retail experience, is all inclusive when volunteering for this exclusive program.