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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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Great way to spend a wintery Saturday in New York

A bit cold and chilly outside. Then stay warm and comfy indoors at The New York Hall of Science. Great for the whole family. There are activities from 2 and up, never a dull... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

A bit cold and chilly outside. Then stay warm and comfy indoors at The New York Hall of Science. Great for the whole family. There are activities from 2 and up, never a dull moment for the whole family. Tired walking around, enjoy a short audiovisual show at the auditorium. Most activities were interesting and informative. What a great way... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The 3d movie theatre is worth the trip. All the exhibits are great. Super place for children even very young children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My kids always had a great time here. If you dont have anything to do for the day, then this is the place to bring the family. They will have fun playing with everything and the playground outside is hugh, save a a great place for the adults to sit and relax. If you go to Flushing meadow park you... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I was here for a conference, so I didn't get to fully explore the museum, but what I did see was a lot of interactive exhibits that I think my kids would love. Lots of physics lessons using sports stations, maker tables, and an outdoor, science-themed mini golf course make this tempting to return to.

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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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