Can you learn about science and have fun at the same time?  We think so!  Join us for museum programs all free and taught by our museum educators. For Information Call: 631-344-4495 or e-mail:

BNL Science Museum  (Programs for Grades 1 through 8)

BNL Office of Educational Programs

Camp Upton Historical Museum

Directions to BNL



Elementary School Programs

BNL's Science Museum offers hands-on science
for students from first grade through eighth.

The museum is colorful, exciting and wheelchair-accessible.

Programs center around the physical sciences,
follow the New York State Science Syllabus and reflect the National Science Educational Standards, geared to the students' academic levels.

Learn more about our school programs


Jr. High School Programs


How to visit:

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 Competitions

BNL sponsors three major competitions for budding scientists.


Bridge Contest

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)

Maglev Contest

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!

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E-mail for more info!


Science Fair

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!

Last updated February 24, 2006 by CIGPA