Support a Specific Project.

At the Long Island Science Center, you can designate the specific focus of your gift by selecting specific funding opportunities. Your gift can inspire a student's ability to explore their passion and curiosity for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. 


Rising Girls

Girls interest in STEM begins to decline as early as the 4th grade.  We are shifting the paradigm.

Many girls still view STEM disciplines as male-centric and unappealing (with few visible opportunities for them).  The Long Island Science Center is actively working to overcome societal bias (from parents, teachers, media and the girls themselves) to enable girls to see the impact that they can make using STEM as the foundation for creating transformative social change. 

Rising Girls is a campaign designed to educate and empower girls by combining their talents with STEM programs that are centered around their interests.  Our program will focus on a holistic approach to STEM, emphasizing the creative and pro-social of a STEM career.


Equal Access

Minorities are the fastest growing population and the most underrepresented in the fastest growing job sector (STEM). We are dedicated to bridging the gap.

On Long Island, many fiscally disadvantaged schools are unable to provide the resources/equipment necessary to accommodate high-quality STEM learning experiences. These budget constraints prevent underserved students (especially low income and minority students) from gaining access to the fastest growing and highest paid career opportunities in our nation.  The Long Island Science Center is dedicated to bridging the learning and opportunity gap by making STEM learning effective and accessible to all children in our community.

Equal Access is a campaign designed to educate and empower young people from underserved communities to provide them with the understanding, skills and preparation required for today’s knowledge-based economy.  From sparking their interests to building their skills, we inspire young people to explore a multitude of STEM possibilities, cultivating the innovators, educators, researchers and leaders of tomorrow.



A lecture alone rarely engages the mind as much as your hands. We are committed to providing a connection between lessons and real-world applications.

Inspiration, innovation and genius emerge when one has the luxury of a dedicated space to make, create and invent new things.  The Long Island Science Center is building a Makerspace to inspire curiosity, interest in learning, perseverance and critical thinking in a hands-on environment.

Make-a-space is a campaign designed for the creation and development of a Fablab Makerspace, a collaborative workspace, equipped with the resources, equipment and technology for making, learning, sharing and exploring.  From building a computer to stop motion video to coding a robot, we encourage children to move from consumption to creation!

Our Makerspace will be a hub for hands-on investigation, invention and learn-by-doing projects that will empower students to leverage their STEM knowledge.  Makers of all ages can take classes with access to mentorship in robotics, hardware, software, electronics, arts, filmmaking, citizen science, biotechnology, echo tech, wearable tech and more!