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Patricia Huie

Chief Financial Officer (718) 595-9133 phuie@nysci.org Patricia Huie is chief financial officer for NYSCI and oversees its financial and risk management functions. She is a finance professional with over 20 years of accounting and budget experience in nonprofit environments. Prior to joining NYSCI, she was…

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Martin Weiss

Senior Scientist (718) 595-9156 mweiss@nysci.org Joining the Biology Department at NYSCI in 1989, Dr. Weiss has been responsible for developing many biology and chemistry-based exhibitions and programs. Currently, Dr. Weiss is developing Life Changes, a research and professional development project that will produce a traveling…

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Elizabeth Slagus

Director of Public Programs, External Affairs (718) 595-9135 eslagus@nysci.org Elizabeth Slagus is the Director of Public Programs for NYSCI, a part-time adjunct faculty member of Parsons – The New School, and founder/co-curator of the SexEd Project. She consults in the areas of art and technology…

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Blast off through the ages on the Nuclear Time Transporter

The NYSCI Archive: Rediscovering 50 years of stories about a science museum and its City.  

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Hopes and Holdovers

The hurried renovations to the Hall of Science immediately following the World’s Fair notwithstanding, the New York Times was not wrong in 1966 to call it “not yet a true museum.” Rather than an intentionally curated exhibit presentation, the Hall of Science offered a collection of…

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SITU Studios time-lapse video of the Great Hall renovation

This fascinating “making of” video created by SITU Studio (architects for Design Lab), Surveying the Great Hall captures the impressive scaffolding used in the restoration of the “Cathedral of Science.” As their custom camera rig slowly lifts 70 feet from floor to ceiling, “the camera will be…

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The Post-Fair Park

This photo shows Flushing Meadow in 1967. The Hall of Science is in the foreground. The Heliport, now Terrace on the Park, is adjacent. The Queens Zoo has not yet been built. Across the Grand Central Parkway from the Hall of Science, the Federal Pavilion…

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The Existing Structure

The Master of Ceremonies at the September 1966 opening of the Hall of Science was John R. Dunning, president of the Hall’s Board of Trustees, and Dean of Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Dunning had worked on the Manhattan Project and built Columbia’s…

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Museum of the Future

  The NYSCI Archive: Rediscovering 50 years of stories about a science museum and its City.

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This Atomic World

This Atomic World was a lecture and demonstration exhibit produced by the Atomic Energy Commission. From the late 1940s all the way through the 1970s, This Atomic World mobile units visited schools, universities and museums across the US.  This photo is from a visit to…

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“Here we shall teach the smallest child to enjoy the toys of science…”

Celebrating 50 years since the Hall of Science opened at the 1964-65 World’s Fair, we have launched the NYSCI Archive. We’ll share a half century of memories: how the Hall of Science came to be and became what it is today. We’ll see how the…

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Annual Fund

2014 marks NYSCI’s 50th Anniversary. Join us for the celebration by making an Annual Fund gift today!   Donate Now   Design, Make, Play from NYSCI on Vimeo.   A gift to the Annual Fund provides essential unrestricted support for every aspect of NYSCI’s work. Making a donation to…

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Corporate Partner Membership

Over the past 50 years, NYSCI’s Corporate Partners have been key to our success by providing vital funding for NYSCI’s exhibits and educational programs. As we embark on the next half-century of excellence in science and technology education, we are grateful for the continued support…

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Corporate Sponsorship

NYSCI welcomes partnerships with corporations as we present exciting interactive programs, exhibitions and events to local and global audiences. Sponsors receive prominent exposure to audiences within the tri-state area and globally via our Internet audience. Sponsorships are a cost-effective way to support a major New…

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Foundations & Government

Funding from private foundations and government agencies is critical to the New York Hall of Science’s ability to provide meaningful educational opportunities in line with NYSCI’s mission. As a nonprofit organization, NYSCI relies on grants and contracts to support initiatives ranging from the Science Career Ladder internship program…

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Individual Giving

The generosity of individuals to NYSCI is critical to sustaining its mission and programs. Recognized as a leader in the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), NYSCI is at the forefront of changing the way teachers instruct and students learn these subjects.  As…

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Donate Now

Ways to Give   Donate Now The most convenient and fastest way to give. Fill out the form below, click submit and it will take you to a secure PayPal portal which accepts most credit cards or if you have a PayPal account, direct deposit….

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In Progress…

Please excuse this site’s appearance. NYSCI is currently rolling out a redesign of this website and you have arrived on a page with a few bugs still to be fixed. For immediate assistance, send an email info at nysci.org or call 718.699.0005. Thanks for your…

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History: 1964 World’s Fair

The New York Hall of Science was established in 1964 as part of the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and at the time, was one of only a few science museums in existence. Unlike many other institutions, which were closed immediately or soon…

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Message from the President and CEO

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) is a place where minds come to play — a place that enhances and extends what it means to be human. We are all born “scientists” with an innate need to question and understand our environment, investigate how…

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