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New York Hall of Science

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Address: 4701 111th Street, Flushing, NY 11368
Phone Number: +1 718-699-0005
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Description: New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops...
New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964-65 World's Fair and has evolved into New York's center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.
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Excellent indoor and outdoor fun

My 2 and 4 years old love this place. The outdoor playground is really great and unique. The place is big with a lot of hands on displays for the kids. All the staff was helpful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Bayville, New York
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Bayville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My 2 and 4 years old love this place. The outdoor playground is really great and unique. The place is big with a lot of hands on displays for the kids. All the staff was helpful and explained everything. We loved the downstairs creator areas and the microscopes. With the membership the price is reasonable if you go regularly.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I went on a school trip for science class to this place. There were exhibits like seeing the inside of a rocket control system, feeling the average temperature of planets in our solar system, and more. I could say more but I don't want to spoil it. If you decide to visit, enjoy your time!

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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We are a family of five, including three kids, ages 8-16. Both adults are engineers, we homeschool, and our kids like science. We came a day early before MakerFaire in September 2014 so we could see the museum without all the crowds. The most interesting exhibit was on mathematics. It was extremely well done. We do not recall having seen... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Hall of Science is an amazing place to visit to feed the enthusiastic young mind. It is a great supplement to what children learn in school. Here they get to interact with the concepts learned in school. The Cool Chemistry demonstration was really engaging, talking about molecule arrangement and change of phase! With a group of 5 graders we... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I mainly visited to see the "Gingerbread Lane" exhibit - which had over 1000 gingerbread houses displayed. While cute and seasonal, it was the rest of the museum that really wowed me, especially the gallery on art and neuroscience, with fascinating artistic interpretations of the brain and it's function, as well as the photo gallery of photos taken through a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I was very much impressed with their fairly large size science museum. There is so much to do there for the whole family. I was simply in awe during the whole time I was there. In one part of the museum, you can learn all about your body, eating habits, your heredity, etc. In another part, you can learn about... More 

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Huntington, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We enjoy the Hall of Science. It has a lot of educational exhibits and almost all are interactive. The key to really getting the most out of it is going in with time and patience. Every little exhibit is explained well for adults on a placard, but for your child to really learn the science, you'll have to read and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were there with our two granddaughters ages 2 and 4 so we got to see the areas that interested them. We were very impressed with the activities they had for the girls to do especially the shadow puppet making. The girls both loved the hall of mirrors and the children"s play area which was attended by an employee and... More 

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NYSCI, Manager at New York Hall of Science, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your review of NYSCI. We're thrilled you and your grandchildren enjoyed your visit. On your next visit, be sure to check out our Little Makers workshops and visit our PreSchool Place. More 

Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Came here for the gingerbread display, but ended up walking around the entire museum because we loved it so much!! There are so many hands on experiments and cause and effect things to do here! It is also great for children. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

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NYSCI, Manager at New York Hall of Science, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your experience at NYSCI. Yes, the world's largest Gingerbread village is our main attraction this holiday season, but that's just the beginning. We hope you will visit us again soon. More 

Pleasantville, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A very nice location located in Flushing Meadow Park which was the location of the 1960's World Fair. The Hall of Science has interesting exhibits especially for children, The Hall of Science is located adjacent to the Queens Zoo which is also worth the visit. After visiting the Hall of Science and the oo you can take a stroll in... More 

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