Explainer Spotlight: Ema Araya

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Explainer Spotlight: Ema Araya

Ema knew from the start that working in a science museum was the right decision. She has always been interested in science and is currently majoring in biology. But in spite of the advanced science courses she had been exposed to, Ema soon realized just…

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Explaining Science: An Intro to the Science Career Ladder

The New York Hall of Science’s signature education program, the Science Career Ladder, is a model for teacher preparation. The SCL recruits young men and women from across New York City and provides them with essential 21st Century skills. They work as Explainers and are…

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Explainer Trainee

Earn money while you learn! The Science Career Ladder program allows high school and college students to have an exciting job interacting with visitors of all ages, talking about science and doing fun hands-on activities all day. Training is provided. Don’t wait. Apply today! Explainer…

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Teachers TryScience THINK Workshop

Increase student critical thinking in this one-day workshop for educators who teach grades 7 – 12. The workshop will be held at NYSCI on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 9 am – 3 pm. Each participant will receive a $135 stipend. Apply now! What You Will Learn:…

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After School Science Resources for Educators

NYSCI has partnered with The Lawrence Hall of Science and Developmental Studies Center to provide training for after school educators on the AfterSchool Kidzscience kit, a research based curriculum that engages elementary school-aged students through fun, inquiry-based science activities. The AfterSchool KidzScience kit is currently available at…

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Target Field Trips: Reading Writing & Inquiry

The New York Hall of Science in partnership with Target will provide free field trips to third and fourth grade students who attend Title 1 New York City Public Schools. Students will receive a Science Journal that will be used to record their observations at…

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Teachers TryScience

Teachers TryScience, a web site for teachers, provides free and engaging lessons, along with teaching strategies and resources, which are designed to spark students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The site also features collaboration tools to enable teachers to discuss and share…

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Sports Challenge

The Sports Challenge invites visitors to test their skills in a variety of sports including baseball, rock climbing, drag racing, and surfing—all the while communicating the vital roles that physics, physiology, and materials science play in the sports’ world. A series of individual stations give…

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Outreach Lesson Modeling

Can’t come to us? We can come to you! Enrich your classroom and after-school programming by incorporating hands-on science activities performed by NYSCI Instructors. Each outreach session is designed to provide an interactive age-appropriate science experience that meets the New York City Science Scope and…

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Seeing the Light

Seeing the Light invites visitors to explore the sense of sight, learning how humans see and perceive color and light, and how what we think we see often may not be what is actually there. In this exhibition, users will discover how the eye works…

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Science Playground

Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Weekends, 10 am – 6 pm; weather permitting Through dozens of playground elements like slides, seesaws, sand pits, and fog machines, visitors of all ages and abilities can explore the scientific principles of motion, balance, sound, sight…

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Mathematica

Mathematics has been called the “Queen of the Sciences” for it’s intrinsic beauty and because it has mothered a host of other sciences and disciplines. Designed for IBM in 1961 by world-renowned designers Charles and Ray Eames, Mathematica is the first interactive exhibition devoted to…

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Rocket Park Mini Golf

Hours (weather permitting): September – December: Weekends, 10 am – 6 pm (closed Sunday, October 5) April – June: Weekends, 10 am – 6 pm July & August: Daily, 9:30 am – 5 pm Rocket Park Mini Golf reveals that the same laws of motion…

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Wild Minds — What Animals Really Think

Animals are smarter than you think. Many species share cognitive skills that are considered key signs of higher mental abilities such as using tools, solving problems, self awareness, and ability to communicate. Over decades, researchers have documented these talents in different animal species, observing behavior…

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Charlie & Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure

Available for rent, Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure offers an engaging story, exhibits and activities that introduce visitors to the basics of evolution, seen through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy who is writing a report about his favorite bird—the kiwi. Join Charlie as…

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Rocket Park

Visitors get a rare chance to explore some of the rockets and spacecraft that helped initiate the space race. These vehicles were state-of-the-art space exploring machines at the time of the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, which was held on the site of NYSCI. Back…

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Search for Life Beyond Earth

On Earth, wherever there is life, there is water. Are there other places in our solar system that might contain water and perhaps life? Discover what scientists have learned about life in extreme environments on Earth and how this suggests what kind of life we…

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Feedback Exhibition

Today, we carry around incredibly complex devices in our bags, travel in ever more sophisticated vehicles, and hear talk about artificial intelligence. Each of these has a simple idea in common—mechanical feedback—when a system provides information about the way it is running that allows for…

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Connections

Over the past decade scientists in different fields have been using the paradigm of networks to understand a broad range of physical, biological, social, and communications systems. Through a mix of technology and art, our exhibition explores the fundamental structures of networks, providing visitors with…

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Library Collection Catalog

Take a look at our full online collection catalog. NYSCI members may reserve and renew their materials through this catalog. Happy browsing!

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