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New York Hall of Science

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Activities Galore

I have been to this location with family and camp groups over the past 5 years. There are 3 levels... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Great museum for PreK-Middle School crowd!

We just spent a sleepover at NYSci, and the museum had shown itself in the new light. It is great... read more

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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...more
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4701 111th St, Flushing, NY 11368-2950
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We just spent a sleepover at NYSci, and the museum had shown itself in the new light. It is great not to share it with crowds, but rather spend as much time as you want on each exhibit. All exhibits are hands-on. There is a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

More geared towards grade school level children. An interested tween can find enough to keep busy for several hours and parents will not get bored. Displays lacked detailed descriptions. Several hands on displays did not work. Parking is avail for $10. Food is available though...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I have been to this location with family and camp groups over the past 5 years. There are 3 levels and many varied activities for children of nearly all ages. The staff is cooperative and very helpful. There are demonstrations and other 'classes' held at...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BillEng
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Our children grow up coming to New York Hall of Science. The younger ones will linger at the preschool zone while the older can’t get enough of racing wheelchair on the upper floor! We always enjoy the movies as well. The outdoor playground is always...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Alison C
Reviewed September 24, 2018

NYSci is the home to an amazing set of permanent exhibits that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. This is our third visit over the years for which we came to the Maker Faire. NYSci never disappoints. It is easy to get to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

My friend took me to the Makers Faire held here. The Faire was great, it was wonderful to see all the creative ideas and energy that people put forth and their true passion for science. The faire included the Hall of Science so we got...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank P P
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

This place has always been one of My favorite places to visit growing up. There is so much to do and plenty to learn. It is a very hands on place. Adults will have as much or more fun than the kids!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank sushiguy79
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This museum works for all ages. It is hands-on and completely engaging at many levels of sophistication. It is visually attractive, even if you do nothing but look... but it invites participation at a more interactive level. I think that every branch of science is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank David M
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We have been coming here with our two children and other children from our church for over thirty years. Now that our grandson is four years old, we renewed our membership and introduced him to the wonders of this children friendly highly interactive museum. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CruzGetty
Reviewed August 27, 2018

There is so much to do an see. I went for the 2017 Maker Faire and will go again this fall if I can. It is just a great place and plenty to do all day, take a picnic lunch etc... Make a day of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Arsenio R
September 15, 2017|
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Response from vlcnyc21 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, never went with a group. sorry.
August 12, 2016|
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Response from luiso410 | Reviewed this property |
There is a large parking lot adjacent to for a $10 fee. However, if you get there early (right before it opens) you can get into parking lot for free.
Susan T
August 22, 2015|
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Response from FlyM3Away | Reviewed this property |
You can, there is a large cafeteria where plenty of ppl were eating packed lunch
Travel Forum Posts
What would interest a 20 year studying science & engineering (17 Replies)
We are going to NYC for 5 days (end of July) and are wondering what sites or museums would interest our son. My husband and I are artist and would happily spend all our time at MOMA and the Met, but he is going to be bored and begging to go home! I looked up the New York Hall of Science, but it seems to be for young kids. Any suggestions for college age "kids"?
May 17, 2012|
Response fromWarmwinds|
If I was interested in engineering I'd walk around looking at all the bridges. I think it's sad when people only want to do things they already know and like - what's wrong with doing and seeing something different, outside your comfort zone?
Glasgow, United Kingdom
New York Hall Of Science (9 Replies)
I want to check this out when I'm in NY by myself, but I have a reservation; it seems like its just for kids, is it?
May 27, 2009|
Response fromSerenKimbo|
LOL, it sounds fun, but if it will be like hundreds of kiddies, teachers, parents and litle old me, I might give it a miss. Just wondered if it would be silly to by my self :)
Charleston, sc
New York Hall of Science - Subway 7 Train question (5 Replies)
Hello, We are staying on the Upper Westside and my daughter is really into science. We have been to NYC many, many times with her and thought it was about time to venture out of Manhattan and head to Queens. It looks pretty simple in that we can take the 1, 2 or 3 from 96th Street to Times Square and transfer to the 7 train. However, wanted some verification that this is the correct way AND if someone could estimate how long it would take to get there on this route. Also, if there...More
June 11, 2011|
Response fromFrancis S|
You would take the #7 to 111th Street, and walk about six blocks south along 111th to the entrance for the hall of Science. If you want to go to the Panorama at the Queens Museum (which is worth it), after leaving the Hall of Science use the footbridge that crosses the Grand Central Parkway towards the Tennis Center, and turn right towards the Unisphere (the giant stainless steel globe.). The Queens Musem is in a building adjacent to the Unisphere, with the entrance on the north end facing...More