Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964-65 World’s Fair at NYSCI. Learn about the different technologies and advancements made in the past 50 years on land, in space, and in the water. Hands-on activities, guest partner groups and documentaries will be part of the fun during these day-long events. Free with NYSCI admission.
50 Year of Exploration and Innovation will be from noon – 4 pm:
August 9, 2014: Water: Innovation + Exploration
16mm film screenings of fun 1920s-1930s animated cartoons related to ocean voyages, curated by archivist TomStathes.
Rubber Band Propelled Boats
Make and test out your own rubber band propelled boat with Maker Space.
Sink or Float?
Design and build a raft that floats. How much weight can it carry before it sinks?
Learn why bubbles are round and colorful as you make your own bubbles with NYSCI Explainers.
Invent-abling Ocean Exploration Table
Water doesn’t only make things sink and float, it can also make them change shape and light up! Plastics can have special properties that make them soft and mold-able when wet, while hard and set when dry. Once you’ve experimented with some shape memory plastics and water, try experimenting with the water itself to pass electricity through the water!