Public Programs

Science in the Park

Science in the Park

We are working in partnership with the NYC Parks Department and Alley Pond Environmental Center to offer free science activities in Alley Pond Park in Little Neck, Queens. The activities will take place on eight Sundays in May and June. Topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects and…

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NYSCI After Dark

NYSCI After Dark is an event series that allows adults an opportunity to enjoy the museum after hours and without younger museumgoers. NYSCI After Dark events present unique experiences that take place in, or draw attention to, NYSCI’s exhibits or architectural features. The series aims…

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NYSCI After Dark: Rocket Park Astronomy

Meet local astronomers, learn about current research, and get a chance to view the night sky through a variety of telescopes with observational astronomers from LaGuardia Community College and members of the Amateur Astronomers Association.

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Bumble Bots go Rogue with Tenaya Hurst

Monday, April 25

Prototype, play and battle other Bumble Bots and compete in other challenges with the other young makers.

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Spring School’s Out 2016 week!

Join us during Spring School’s Out (April 25 – 30) for a week of events, workshops and activities for the whole family to enjoy. We also have our weekly events during the weekend which include: Wildcard Weekend: Linkages Little Makers: Sensational Sand Play Tinker It…

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UNICEF Kid Power Day

Journey to three stations, each a different country where kids can understand malnutrition and how they can help. At each station, kids will also get active, unlocking a packet of therapeutic food for children in Burkina Faso, Haiti and Uganda.

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“Junk Re-thunk” Book Launch with Scrapkins

Saturday, April 30

Learn about Scrapkins’ awesome new activity book from the author, Brian Yanish, make a project and get your book signed!

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Spring School’s Out with Puppet Phactory in Design Lab

Wednesday, April 27

Puppet Phactory is dedicated to creating works of puppetry and sculpture from forgotten junk.

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Spring School’s Out with Puppet Phactory in Design Lab

Tuesday, April 26

Puppet Phactory is dedicated to creating works of puppetry and sculpture from forgotten junk.

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Songs for Unusual Creatures

Enjoy Michael Hearst’s music and discover some unusual creatures at our special NYSCI performance.

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Songs for Unusual Creatures

Enjoy Michael Hearst’s music and discover some unusual creatures at our special NYSCI performance.

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Pi Day

Pi Day at NYSCI

Celebrate Pi Day with NYSCI Explainers and a series of math-focused activities in our Mathematica: A World of Numbers exhibition.

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Brain Awareness Day

Join us for some fun with neuroscientists who’ll teach participants about the inner workings of our brain and our senses with hands-on activities and projects.

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6th Annual Queens World Film Festival Family Day at NYSCI 

View screenings from the Queens World Film Festival collection and try out some hands-on animation activities.

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Engineering Week 2016

February 15 – February 19

A day of activities and tables run by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Engineering Week continues throughout the week to cover different engineering concepts.

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NYSCI After Dark: Connected Cheese

Join NYSCI for an evening about cheese and connections.

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Learn to Solder Wire Sculptures with Maker Space

Monday, December 28, 2015 at noon, 1:30 pm and 3 pm.

Learn how to solder while creating a beautiful wire sculpture.

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Rogue Making with Tenaya Hurst

Sunday, December 27, 2015 at noon and 2:30 pm.

Make a wearable, washable circuit in this one-hour maker workshop.

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Origami and Kirigami with Huy Voun Lee

Tuesday, December 29 at noon, 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm and 3 pm.

Learn the art of paper folding and cutting while making a variety of artful creatures and bookmarks with recycled paper.

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Young People's Chorus

NYSCI presents in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts: YOUNG PEOPLE’S CHORUS OF NEW YORK CITY

Watch a special concert by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC).

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