Get into the spirit of the OLYMPICS and the LICM!


Visitors to the Long Island Children’s Museum can get into the Olympic spirit with a fun workshop titled Origin of the Olympics on Monday, July 30 at 1 p.m.

The workshop will introduce families to the history of the Olympics and how it has evolved over the years from its start in ancient Greece. Did you know that vases were originally used to record athletic highlights? Children will receive modeling clay to create ancient Greek vase replicas that they will paint with designs that represent different events. The program is designed for children five years and up. The fee is $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members).

All activities will be held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum admission: $11 for adults and children over 1 year old. Under 1 year old FREE. $10 seniors. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information, contact 516-224-5800 or visit

The Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM) is a learning laboratory where hands-on exhibits invite visitors to experiment, examine and play. Through lively interdisciplinary activities, children and adults can share in the excitement of the learning process as they explore the world in which we live. The museum is designed for infants through 12 and their grownups. LICM is a not-for-profit institution chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. For more information, visit

Learn about the history of the Olympics then create an ancient Greek vase replica to display your athletic highlights.


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