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The Innovation Institute

This week, 23 Explainers are participating in the Innovation Institute, a new program at NYSCI that guides young people through the process of invention. The teenagers will spend the next 15 months going through the entire process of inventing a device, software or other technology….

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GROOVE Camp

Sixty girls, aged 11–14, are measuring, designing and dancing their way to healthier choices. It’s all part of NYSCI’s GROOVE program, a free camp related to health and wellness education. During the three-week camp, the girls will work together on hands-on science activities, measure their…

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Science Hall Wants Visitors

    Read more history of the Hall of Science in the NYSCI Archives.

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NYSCI Director Receives ASTC Award

Eric Siegel, NYSCI’s director and chief content officer, has been awarded the Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award for Exceptional Leadership in the Field by the Association of Science – Technology Centers (ASTC). Eric has been with NYSCI since 1997 and has been in senior…

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Girls First Digital Studio

These young girls have worked very diligently to show that they have an amazing ability to not only design, but impress everyone with their projects. These digital designers are part of Girls First Studio and Girl Scouts NYC. They have been using the New World…

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The Hall of Science has “Limited Salvage Value”

In the Spring of 1967, the Hall of Science was booming.  More than 100,000 people had visited since the Hall reopened as a museum following the World’s Fair.  The City formally unveiled plans for an expansion that would include the Atomarium, a nuclear reactor suitable…

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The Hall’s 100,000th Visitor

Congratulations Maureen Connolly.  We hope you enjoy your portable TV!   Read more history of the Hall of Science in the NYSCI Archives.

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Maker Camp Summer 2014 blasts off today!

Grab your rockets and get ready to blast off! NYSCI is hosting Maker Camps Virtual Summer Camp. First activity for the day at 2 pm is how to create your own milk carton rockets. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will be dropping by to talk about his trip…

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Latest Make It Home Challenge: Lego Light

We have another entry to the Make It At Home Challenge! This one comes from Logan who built his luminescent night light out of Legos. We love how he created a pattern of alternating clear and opaque bricks. Bet this makes some cool shadows. Great work Logan!…

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Cariello Presses the Case for the Atomarium

Joining Robert Moses and John Lindsay in spurring on the proposed Hall of Science expansion was Queens Borough President Mario Cariello. A public servant for nearly three decades before becoming BP in 1963, Cariello had a reputation for sincerity and competence, not to mention “good…

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The Atomarium

The Atomarium planned for the Hall of Science in 1967 would be the largest of its kind in the country. It was to feature a working nuclear reactor and an operating gamma-ray irradiator. The internal works of the devices would be visible to public audiences…

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World Maker Faire Tickets

Tickets are on sale for World Maker Faire. Get them here. NYSCI Members can get World Maker Faire tickets for 50% off. Not a member? Join today.

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World Maker Faire 2014

Buy Tickets       The fifth-annual World Maker Faire returns September 20 – 21, 2014 A festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, World Maker Faire showcases what people are making and provides a forum to learn by sharing knowledge and experience. 600 makers will exhibit…

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“Genevieve” Mars Rover Visits White House for First Time

Last week, NYSCI’s Mars Rover, named “Genevieve”, visited the White House as part of the first White House Maker Faire. Genevieve is one of two robotic rovers that are used in our Search for Life Beyond Earth exhibition. The rovers were built by the Beatty sisters–Camille…

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A Hot Reactor in Queens

Robert Moses’ cheerleading for an expanded Hall of Science was matched by Mayor Lindsay on May 31, 1967, when he announced a $10 million City commitment for a new building to be built within 14 months. The five-story addition would house 190,000 square feet of…

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MASTER Program

Fifteen teaching residents were tinkering at Design Lab today as part of a program called MASTER – Math and Science Teacher Residency Program. MASTER is a collaboration between NYSCI, Hunter College, and New Visions for Public Schools and is funded by the National Science Foundation….

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Celebrate Father’s Day at NYSCI with Free Admission for Dad!

Looking for a fun place to celebrate Father’s Day? Spend the special day at NYSCI and Dad will receive complimentary admission! Just print out the “Dad Card” below and present it at the ticketing desk for complimentary admission. You can also simply show it on…

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Scientific Inquiry as a Time Machine

In late May, 20 high school students spent a Saturday at NYSCI conducting hands-on activities for museum visitors. Activities included a self-inflating balloon, dry ice bubbles, elephant toothpaste and more. The event was part of an apprenticeship program with ExpandEd called Scientific Inquiry as a…

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SUBMERGE! NYC Marine Science Festival

NYSCI has partnered with Hudson River Park to bring a free science festival to New York City residents. SUBMERGE! NYC Marine Science Festival is a daylong festival devoted to understanding our coastal waters. This inspiring day of interactive science will take place on the waterfront…

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NYSCI and University of Wisconsin-Madison Collaborate on New Project

Leaning over a multitouch table, middle schoolers examine a digital underwater environment, shifting blocks across the screen and building lures to capture computerized fish. While the game introduces engineering principles and logic through an entertaining vehicle, the surface of the table is only half the…

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