Message from the President and CEO

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) is a place where minds come to play — a place that enhances and extends what it means to be human. We are all born “scientists” with an innate need to question and understand our environment, investigate how it works, and figure out our place in it. Our inherent curiosity is at the root of every discovery, every invention, every step forward. To the extent that we nurture and develop it, we ensure our collective future.

NYSCI was founded nearly fifty years ago to promote the public understanding of science among children and adults and to prepare the next generation of science educators. As technology advances ever more rapidly and people turn to science for solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges, our role has never been more important.

To strengthen our ability to engage a broader public, excite and teach many more children, and connect educators to an institution that puts scientific creativity and inquiry at its core, NYSCI is embarking on a $50 million campaign. These funds will allow us to increase our capacity to inspire learning, develop knowledgeable, creative teachers, create unique, imaginative, participatory experiences for visitors, and empower generations of students to pursue professional opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These funds will also be used to restore NYSCI’s iconic Great Hall, built for the 1964 World’s Fair to capture the public’s imagination about the possibilities and wonder of science.

I hope you will join us as we celebrate our 50th anniversary, and invest in the future of this great institution.

Margaret Honey
President & CEO