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Nikon Small World

View the winning images of the 2015 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition.

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Science Inspires Art: Biodiversity/Extinction

More than 20 artworks explore the themes of biodiversity and extinction in this juried exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.

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GingerBread Lane

Marvel at homemade gingerbread houses made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy.

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October Waves

October Waves is a series of photographs taken each day at sunset during the October 2013 hurricane season at Rockaway Beach, Queens.

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The Moment: Taiwanese American Contemporary Arts

View art installations that investigate the play of the virtual and the real, inward and outward, and a view of self in the outside environment.

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Connected Worlds

NYSCI’s groundbreaking new exhibition on environmental sustainability is now open.

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What makes you feel smart? Peggy Monahan talks Design Lab

An interview with Peggy Monahan, Exhibits Projects Creative Director at NYSCI about Design Lab.

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Nikon Small World

November 7, 2014 – February 22, 2015: View the winning images of the 40th annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition.

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Life on Mars?

The evidence for life on Mars, now or in the past, continues to be elusive though evidence is tantalizing. Though we have evidence for water in the past on Mars (and water is necessary for life as we know it) no probes nor satellites nor…

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Turning Flagging Tape into Art

Beginning September 12, NYSCI will be home to artist Dick Esterle’s newest endeavor, Scattered Light, a colorful piece that plays with space, light, color and perception. Scattered Light consists of 528 26-foot lengths of fluorescent orange and pink flagging tape, which is commonly used in…

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October 11, 2014 – March 29, 2015: View images of original art inspired or informed by the brain and neuroscience.

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Scattered Light

An art installation created by Dick Esterle, Scattered Light consists of 528 25-foot lengths of flagging tape.

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Bug Day at NySci in Queens, New York

Saturn (as part of “Scale Model of the Solar System”)

June 15 – October 12, 2014 View Chris Burden’s Saturn, a metal ball bearing and integral component of “Scale Model of the Solar System,” a Queens-wide public art installation that is part of the Queens Museum’s summer exhibition Bringing the World into the World. The…

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Science at the Fairs

The role and use of science in the 1939/40 and the 1964/65 World’s Fairs were emblematic of their respective historical contexts. The representation of science at both Fairs was varied – both presented it simultaneously as rational, magical and beneficial. See photos and images of…

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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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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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Outdoor Activities

For a list of all our outdoor activities available to school groups and Summer camp groups, click here.

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NySci in New York March 29, 2014.  Insider Images/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES)


For a list of all exhibits on display currently on at NYSCI, click here.

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Wild Minds – What Animals Really Think

May 17 – August 31, 2014 Through videos, games and displays, discover the similarities between human and animal cognition. Exhibits include: Is This Thinking? – Using a large, touch screen monitor, weigh in on whether the animal behaviors you observe (via video clips) are hard-wired…

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Design Lab Opening

Experience Design Lab, a new permanent exhibition consisting of five distinct “pods” that will allow visitors to engage in activities, experiments and challenges that provide a deeper understanding of engineering and the design process. Free with NYSCI admission.

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