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Address: 4701 111th St, Flushing, NY 11368-2950
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+1 718-699-0005
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Small but quaint museum

Able to bring some 'immigrant friends' to this location. On a weekday, it is not at all crowded and therefore you can do anything without a long wait. While it was during the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Able to bring some 'immigrant friends' to this location. On a weekday, it is not at all crowded and therefore you can do anything without a long wait. While it was during the Christmas break, there were a good amount of people at many of the exhibits. This can hold the interest of mainly 7-9 year olds. Different activity areas... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a hands on educational experience in science, technology, engineering and math. There are three floors. Street level has interactive exhibits on math and light and on the North Wing specializes on the search for life beyond earth. The Upper Level has a new exhibit on Science Fiction and the Sports Challenge. There are movies available in the Theater but... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love visiting the Hall of science, I believe it is for all ages. It is especially worth visiting when the science fair is going on in sep/oct. Including exploring some new technologies, you can go explore the Hall of Science as well.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

What a great place for kids to discover the mysteries of science interactively! Grownups can learn a thing or two as well. The facility houses kid-friendly exhibits which translate scientific principles into fun activities which motivate involvement to deliver a message. Kids smiling everywhere, pulling their friends from one exhibit to the next, sharing the miracles they've each discovered. Group... More 

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Plainview, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

For a NY museum, I expect more. There's free entrance on Sunday's if you enter between 10-11am. $2 per item checked at the coat check is ridiculous. Lower level is all arts and crafts. Most exhibits have been here since I was a kid.

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Lynbrook, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

I used to go here every year on a class field trip, and found it fascinating, especially the space movie and, while looking upward, seeing a reproduction of man walking in space. Nowadays, there are more hands on exhibits. It is still a very interesting place to bring children who are interested in space exploration or just science. It's a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This is what all Children's Museums should be like. My 4 year old loves to program the "Mars rover" robot, make giant bubbles and pretend to pick up sea rocks in the pretend submarine but that would not make the trip to Queens worth it more than once. What makes us come back is in the basement level: revolving craft... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Kids would love this. Excellent displays about maths, light, mirrors, anatomy, activities indoor and outdoor, interesting display on life on other planets, beautiful interactive

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

My husband, son and I went for the Maker Faire 2016. I took my son to the preschool area. It is excellent to keep a toddler entertained. Plus show the basics of science for children. There were books to read, trains to play with, things to build, x-rays to analyze, balls seemingly elevated by air....so fun even for parents! The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

This science museum has interactive, hands-on exhibits that work very well. The explanations are clear. Do not miss the Connected Worlds experience on the top floor; it was fantastic! Pick up a timed ticket for free for this half hour experience. Outside there are two actual rockets. The miniature golf is an extra cost suitable for five-year olds and up.... More 

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