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Opens June 7th: Design Lab

Design Lab, a new permanent exhibition consisting of five distinct “pods”, will allow visitors to engage in activities, experiments and challenges that provide a deeper understanding of engineering and the design process. The five pods include: – Backstage, where visitors can devise solutions to a…

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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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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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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

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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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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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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