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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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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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Take the kids!

Family of 3 generations took a trip here and it is always a pleasure to bring the grandchildren again and again. As they age, they move up to different adventures. This trip... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here with my toddler, and I've been here with 7th graders, and it was a hit with both demographics. The sports exhibit and the optical illusions were especially popular with both. The museum can get crowded on weekday mornings with school groups and on weekends with everyone else--weekday afternoons are the best. If you have young kids (under... More 

Thank akey1101
Miller Place, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to spend the day with young kids. Make bubbles, create molecules, and then go down a slide. Scientists walk around and discuss things with the kids. Really fun

Thank danfriedmanmd
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Been to numerous sci museums and this was one of the better ones. Awesome active area to test vertical jump, how fast to throw a ball, arm wrestling, and tons more. My child is 10 and loved it.

Thank David K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Well first of all, it was free when we went so we didn't waste any money on it. I think you're better off going to the Museum of Natural History. Wasn't impressive. It was old and needed to be updated desperately. If you're 5 or 6 I'm sure it's great.

Thank Carley D
Forest Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

It has fabulous exhibits and an interesting miniature golf course. Also there is a pre-school room. Well worth the trip.

Thank le5691
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Family of 3 generations took a trip here and it is always a pleasure to bring the grandchildren again and again. As they age, they move up to different adventures. This trip there was a new space - to build structures out of sticks and rubber bands. Loads of fun and lots of laughs when it fell down. There is... More 

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Rego Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great place to have a party for children. They have many activities for visitors during regular time as well. Many activities were offer to children on the day of the event and adults also participated on others

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Our hotel was close to NYSCI so We decided to pay a visit to this museum of science. Our teen-ager was a little bit too old to enjoy everything but We had fun with some science experiments on perception, the robots movies in 3D was awesome and the mini golf was very fun. Try to avoid the many kids visiting... More 

Thank Nathalie P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I came here during Open House weekend. After my visit I do feel that it is aimed more at children or a younger audience but we still enjoyed having a play on everything. As a kid I would have loved a place like this! If you have children you are onto a winner bringing them here. There... More 

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Queens, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My son is almost 12 and he was worried he would be the oldest kid there. Once inside, he didn't even care. He had a great time. And so did I. He ran around and played with everything while I tried to get him to read the information cards. Lots of interesting facts and short videos. They changed up the... More 

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