Kids get their hands wet at Seaford Museum


Youngsters have explored the Seaford Museum and learned about the world around them thanks to the historical society. 

For the second consecutive year, the organization sponsored a Kids Summer Series. Comprising three free, hands-on classes, the program kicked off on Aug. 13 with a bubble-themed event. 

Patrick Martz, a member of the historical society’s board of directors, came up with the concept of the Kids Summer Series. After Stop & Shop opened in the former Pathmark on Merrick Road last November, Martz reached out to the company with his idea. “I read that Stop & Shop was interested in supporting education in the community, so I contacted them about this,” he said. 

Stop & Shop offered the nonprofit a grant to fund the offer the outreach programs, sponsored by the Long Island Children’s Museum. 

Led by museum educators, the workshops, officials said, embody the group’s philosophy that children learn best by seeing, touching, doing and having fun. The Aug. 13 class, called Bubbles POP, allowed youngsters to play with bubble wands while learning scientific concepts. 

On Aug. 20, the historical society hosted a program called Fish Tales. The class brought youngsters on an imaginary fishing trip on Long Island’s waters. They learned about fish habits and habitats, the maritime industry in the region, and comparative anatomy.

The final event in the series is called Game On. Children will learn how to design their own video games at the museum on Aug. 27 at 1 p.m.