Exhibits

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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): April 3 – June: Weekends, 10 am – 6 pm (except on June 1, when Rocket Park Mini Golf will be open from 10 am – 1 pm.) July & August: Daily, 9:30 am – 5 pm September – December: Weekends, 10…

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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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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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Molecules and Health

Become a molecular detective! Discover how molecules shape our bodies, our medicines and our world. Molecules come in different shapes and sizes. Their shapes tell us a lot about what they do and how they interact with each other. You can’t see molecules, but they’re…

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Preschool Place

Preschool Place is the ideal space to explore, discover and build! Here our youngest visitors can experience multi-sensory activities in a safe, protected area. Preschool Place is specially designed to meet the developmental needs of children ages birth to 6 years old. In order to…

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Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition

View the winning images of the 2012 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. The top winning photograph went to Dr. Jennifer Peters and Dr. Michael Taylor of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for their photomicrograph The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo. It is believed…

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Tony Hawk | Rad Science

Find out how the physics of gravity, force, velocity and balance make radical tricks possible in action sports. This new exhibition shows how a visit to a local skatepark can demonstrate important physics principles. Explore over 25 interactive experiences including: Bodacious Board Balance: Ride stationary…

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Design Zone

Find out how videogame developers, musci producers, roller coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math and science to meet their design challenges.

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The Evolution – Health Connection

Explore the role of evolution and natural selection in health, illness and prevention. Free with NYSCI admission. Over 6 million years, humans have evolved. The ways in which we evolved promoted our survival and reproduction, but not always our good health as our lifestyle changed…

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