Nature Explorium

The 5,000 square foot Nature Explorium is an interactive outdoor learning environment for children at MCPL — Centereach. For children preschool through pre-teens, the Explorium will offer a direct experience with nature through hands-on outdoor learning activities − a “messy materials” area, climbing/crawling area, building area, art area, music and performance area, gathering/conversation place, planting area, reading area, and a water feature. Developed in partnership with the Long Island Nature Collaborative for Kids (LINCK), Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, a local design team and a regional advisory committee, the Nature Explorium serves as a regional and national library-based demonstration site. For more information on the Explorium visit

Major funding to date for the NATURE EXPLORIUM has been provided by

Astoria Bank
MCL Foundation
TD Charitable Foundation