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Address: 4701 111th St, Flushing, NY 11368-2950
Phone Number: +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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Not as good as the original, but still very educational

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynbrook, New York

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Plainview, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank yankees180
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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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Croydon, United Kingdom
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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

Thank John W
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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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California, USA
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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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Jamaica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Spending time with kids is my greatest strength, couldn asked for more on such an adventure. Lovely staff and gift shop.Will be going back soon for more fun with the kids.

Hernando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

There is a lot to look at in this building.This is a good place to bring children. We were with a thirteen year old girl. Her favorite area was the Great Hall with the interactive wall. She didn't want to leave that exhibit. The day we visited was not busy, but I could picture a crowded day as being a... More 

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Astoria, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

My family could spend every weekend here. My daughter (3 yrs old) loves it, but she loved it when she was 2 and when she was 1. The playground is fantastic, but I wish they didn't charge extra for it ($5/per person, even adults). The toddler room is AWESOME! Great for really hot summer days or the cold days of... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

The is the first time I had visited the Hall of Science in a couple decades. I remembered it when there was only the one building, originally built for the 1964/1965 World's Fair. The building and the exhibits have greatly expanded. Both adults and children will like the exhibits, but the kids will enjoy it the most. Many are hands... More 

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