Daily Demonstrations

NYSCI Explainers demonstrate the exciting properties of chemistry, physics, biology, and more right before your eyes during these interactive 15-minute demonstrations. Engaging explanations combine with audience participation to make live science demonstrations an enjoyable learning experience for all ages. Free with NYSCI admission.

Demonstration Schedule: January 28 – June 30

Monday – Thursday

11 am: Cow’s Eye Dissection. Lower level, Central Pavilion
11:30 am:
Air Play. Upper level, North Wing
noon:
Cool Chemistry. Lower level, Central Pavilion
12:30 pm: Flight. Upper level, North Wing

Friday

11 am: Cow’s Eye Dissection. Lower level, Central Pavilion
11:30 am:
Air Play. Upper level, North Wing
noon:
Cool Chemistry. Lower level, Central Pavilion
12:30 pm: Flight. Upper level, North Wing
3 pm: Flight. Upper level, North Wing

Weekends/Holidays

noon: Cow’s Eye Dissection. Lower level, Central Pavilion
12:30 pm: Flight. Upper Level, North Wing
2 pm: Cool Chemistry. Lower level, Central Pavilion
2:30 pm: Air Play. Upper level, North Wing
3 pm: Cow’s Eye Dissection. Lower level, Central Pavilion
3:30 pm: Flight. Upper level, North Wing

Demonstration Schedule: July 1 – August 31

Monday – Friday

11 am: Cow’s Eye Dissection. Lower Level, Central Pavilion
11:30 am:
Flight. Upper Level, North Wing
noon:
Cool Chemistry. Lower Level, Central Pavilion
12:30 pm:
Air Play. Upper Level, North Wing
3 pm: Flight. Upper Level, North Wing
3:30 pm: Cow’s Eye Dissection. Lower Level, Central Pavilion

Weekends & Holidays

noon: Cow’s Eye Dissection. Lower Level, Central Pavilion
12:30 pm: Flight. Upper Level, North Wing
2 pm: Cool Chemistry. Lower Level, Central Pavilion
2:30 pm: Air Play. Upper Level, North Wing
3:30 pm: Flight. Upper Level, North Wing
4 pm: Cow’s Eye Dissection. Lower level, Central Pavilion
4:30 pm: Air Play. Upper Level, North Wing

Demonstration Descriptions:

Cow’s Eye Dissection

Explore how our eyes work by following the path of light in this gruesome, yet exciting, cow’s eye dissection.

Cool Chemistry

Learn how to make ice in 30 seconds, shrink balloons without removing the air inside and crush a can without touching it in this demonstration about the phases of matter.

Air Play

We live in a sea of air, yet we rarely take the time to think of how it affects our lives. Find out how air pressure can crush a water bottle or keep a balloon inflated without tying a knot.

Flight

Is it always true that what goes up must come down? See what makes hot air balloons, blimps, airplanes and rockets defy the laws of gravity in this demonstration that ends with a bang.