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World Maker Faire: Get Involved

For two days in September the northwest corner of the largest park in Queens will become the site of the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, World Maker Faire! There are many ways to get involved, whether you’re looking for volunteer experience or want to…

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World Maker Faire Returns September 20 & 21

Fifth-Annual World Maker Faire Brings the “Year of The Maker” to New York on September 20 & 21, 2014. Call for Makers and Ticket Sales Now Open SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 25, 2014) –  World Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, is…

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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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Today’s featured book: Hi, Koo! : a year of seasons

Today’s featured book Hi, Koo! : a year of seasons presented by Koo and Jon J Muth. Haiku poems about the four seasons.

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Group Admissions

Pricing and Directions   Group Reservations Ph: (718) 699-0301, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, or inquire after hours.   Hours Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5 pm Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm   Admission Pricing Admission Fees for…

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Education & Group Visit Guide Spring 2015

Use our Education and Group Visit Guide to help you plan a field trip to NYSCI.

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Daily Demonstrations

The exciting properties of chemistry, physics, biology right before your eyes during these interactive 15-minute demonstrations.

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Today’s Featured book: DNA by Alvin Silverstein

Today’s featured book: DNA by Alvin Silverstein. For grades 5-8. Explains the structure and function of DNA, including how heredity works, how scientists read code, and the treatment of diseases caused by genetic errors, and discusses relevant scientific

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Today’s featured book: Jonas Salk and the polio vaccine

Today’s featured book: Jonas Salk and the polio vaccine by Katherine Krohn ; illustrated by Al Milgrom. An account of Dr. Jonas Salk’s work to find a vaccine to prevent polio, a deadly disease that had been plaguing the U.S. and other countries throughout the…

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Design Lab Activities

NEW: Enhance your field trip with a Design Lab Activity Session Design Lab, a new permanent exhibition consisting of distinct “pods”, will allow students to engage in activities, experiments and challenges that provide a deeper understanding of engineering and the design process. Design Lab encourages…

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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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Exhibits

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

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Locomotive by Brian Floca

This Caldecott medal winner details what the first passengers experienced as they traveled West on the transcontinental railroad in the summer of 1869. Available now in the library.

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Today’s featured book honors Mother’s Day!

Mother Earth’s Counting Book by Andrew Clements, illustrated by Lonnie Sue Johnson. Gorgeous watercolor illustration show Mother Earth teaching children how to count using plants, animals, lakes, oceans, an continents.

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Remembering Dr. Alan Friedman: Einstein as Myth and Muse

Today’s featured book: Einstein as Myth and Muse by Alan J. Friedman and Carol C. Donley. Alan Friedman, the late Director of the NY Hall of Science, collaborated with Carol Donley, a literary critic, in order to assess the impact of the revolution in physical…

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Today’s featured book

Today’s featured book: I use science tools by Kelli Hicks. This book introduces young readers to various tools used in science, including microscopes, magnifying glasses, and rulers.

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New Books in the Library

Our Spring book order arrived last week. We love new books. We enjoy all aspects of new books: 1) determining the need 2) researching the titles 3) ordering them 4) anticipating their arrival 5) unpacking the boxes 6) sharing the excitement with our new librarian,…

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Despicable Me 2 in 3D

Now that Gru (Steve Carell) has forsaken a life of crime to raise Margo, Agnes and Edith, he’s trying to figure out how to provide for his new family. As he struggles with his responsibilities as a father, the Anti-Villain League (AVL) – an organization…

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Hidden Universe

Go on an amazing journey through the universe in this 3D movie.

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