Visitors to Long Island Children’s Museum this summer were stretching, flexing and moving after months of extended screen time. The summer exhibit, “Slip & Slide Sock Skating” proved so popular that the exhibit has been extended through October 24.
This provides additional opportunities for children to get in some fun exercise and move muscles that haven’t had as much activity over the previous school year.
Just toss off your shoes and get ready to spin and glide around the “ice.” All children (and adults) need are their socks to slide into a summer of fun! Forgot your socks? Don’t worry, just pull on a pair of disposable booties over you shoes and you’re ready to take to the “ice.” Slip & Slide Sock Skating is free with Museum admission
“We wanted to bring in an exhibit that could help address the loss of physical activity for a lot of us over the past year,” says Aimee Terzulli, LICM Director of Education. “Moving our bodies is a natural way to learn known as kinesthetic learning,” she explains. “It’s an important tool to develop fine and gross motor skills.”
Instead of ice, the LICM indoor rink is made from a high-tech synthetic polymer surface that lets kids slide along the slippery surface without blades, runny noses or cold hands. The atmosphere on the 800-sq-foot rink is enhanced by color light displays and popular music.
Major exhibit support for Slip & Slide Sock Skating has been provided by Rechler Philanthropy and Engel Burman. Additional exhibit support has been provided by
NYCB Live, B&B Signature Company, E&Y, Herrick, Feinstein LLP, People’s United Bank, Difazio Power & Electric LLC, Farrell Fritz, Friedman LLP, Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C, The LiRo Group, Local 94 and Makena Capital Management
Museum Fall Hours: Wednesday-Sunday from 10 am.-3 p.m. Museum admission: $14 for adults and children over 1 year old, $13 seniors, free to museum members and children under 1 year old. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information, contact 516-224-5800.