The museum is open:
Monday - Friday
two sessions a day
 9:30 to 11:00
11:30 to  1:00

The Brookhaven National Laboratory Science Museum offers free programs in the museum to students in the first grade through eighth grade.

The museum is colorful, exciting and wheelchair-accessible.

The programs focus on the physical sciences and utilize the inquiry method of teaching. All of the science museum programs address the New York State Math & Technology Standard 1 - Scientific Inquiry and standard 4 - Science in the Physical Setting. Some of the programs address Standard 5 - Technology.

"Discoveries in Science" are offered to grades 1-3. "Investigations in Science" are offered to grades 4-6. "Inquiries in Science" are offered to grades 6-8.

The museum is opened to Scouts, Enrichment Programs, Science Clubs & Camps during school vacations.

The museum has a capacity of 90 children for each time period with a minimum group size of 15.

Learn more about our museum programs

To come to Brookhaven, you need to provide a bus or van for transportation around the Lab site. There are no accommodations for lunch.

Tours are on weekdays only, advance reservations are required.

Call 631 344-4495 or e-mail

The Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.

Science Contests

BNL sponsors three major competitions for budding scientists.

2000 Bridge Contest
Results & Pictures

Held every winter. High school students from around Suffolk County submit their basswood bridges to the ultimate pressure test, and compete for an expenses-paid trip to the international competition!

Call 631 344-4495 for more info on the BNL contest.

Information and Official Rules for International Contest,
held in May
(Rules differ from BNL rules)

2000 Maglev Contest
Results & Pictures

Held every spring, in cooperation with the Suffolk County Technology Education Association (SCTEA), Hofstra University, and the Long Island Technology Administrators' Association.

Junior high school students race their homemade "magnetic levitation" trains to see who's fastest.

Click here for more information

E-mail for more info!

2000 Science Fair
Results & Pictures

Held every spring.

Brings together the winners of elementary school science fairs from
around Suffolk County (grades K-6) to compete against each other.

Professional BNL scientists judge projects and give awards.

Call 631 344-4495 for more information.

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