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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. Travel the terrain of Mars, witness huge storms erupting on the sun, and peer deep inside distant nebulas, huge clouds of gas and dust where stars are being born. Our universe is brought…

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Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk in 3D

Grand Canyon Adventure: River At Risk combines exhilarating river-rafting action on America’s most iconic river and the grandeur of the Grand Canyon to tell an engaging story of how ordinary people can make a difference for our parched planet—one that is running out of clean,…

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Flight of the Butterflies in 3D

Join millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway. Weighing less than a penny, the monarch butterfly makes one of the longest migrations on Earth. Follow the monarchs’ perilous journey to the remote mountain peaks of Mexico in this…

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Concerts

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Meet Author Deborah Heiligman

Meet Deborah Heiligman, author of The Boy Who Loved Math, The Improbable Life of Paul Erdős. Free with NYSCI admission.

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Meet Author Christy Hale

Meet Christy Hale, author and illustrator of Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building. Recommended for ages 4–10. Free with NYSCI admission.

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NYSCI Parking Alerts

Dear Members: Parking Reminder – U.S. Open Parking will not be available in our lot during the U.S. Open (August 26 – September 9). Parking Reminder – World Maker Faire Parking will not be available in our lot during World Maker Faire (September 21 and…

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Groups Inquiry Form

Filling out this form does not constitute making a group reservation. We will contact you by phone to complete the reservation. For group information on pricing and hours click here.

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Target Field Trips: Reading Writing & Inquiry

The New York Hall of Science in partnership with Target will provide free field trips to third and fourth grade students who attend Title 1 New York City Public Schools. Students will receive a Science Journal that will be used to record their observations at…

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Outreach Lesson Modeling

Can’t come to us? We can come to you! Enrich your classroom and after-school programming by incorporating hands-on science activities performed by NYSCI Instructors. Each outreach session is designed to provide an interactive age-appropriate science experience that meets the New York City Science Scope and…

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Science Playground

Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Weekends, 10 am – 6 pm; weather permitting Through dozens of playground elements like slides, seesaws, sand pits, and fog machines, visitors of all ages and abilities can explore the scientific principles of motion, balance, sound, sight…

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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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Library Collection Catalog

Take a look at our full online collection catalog. NYSCI members may reserve and renew their materials through this catalog. Happy browsing!

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Recommended Reading

Science Story Time Book Collection A list of story time books compiled by the Science & Technology librarian at NYSCI that feature: science concepts illustrations that can be seen clearly by a group a narrative that encourages participation enjoyable to read Most of the books…

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Teacher Resources

The Science Technology Library offers educators access to our Teacher Resource collection. We provide 1,500+ items including lesson plans, activities, curriculum standards and much more. If you would like to recommend a website for science educators, please email the link to rreitz@nysci.org ENGAGE NY http://www.engageny.org/ New York…

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Middle School to High School Workshops

Mineral Madness Grades 6 – 10 Mineral Investigations: Sharpen observation skills while learning about minerals and how they are classified. Sort through the many properties that make up the earthly materials that surround us. Workshop fees: $200 per workshop plus group admission fees. Maximum 32 students. Grade 7 –…

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