Science Playground

April – October: Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5 pm; Weekends, 10 am – 6 pm; weather permitting
November: Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 4 pm; Weekends, 10 am – 4 pm

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 and simple machines, as well as sun, wind and water.

Designed for children of all ages, Science Playground exhibits include a giant lever, Archimedes screw and water play area, wind pipes, a climbing net, slides, sand boxes and metal drums.

The Science Playground is $5 per person, plus general NYSCI admission. The Science Playground is free for NYSCI Premium and Family Explorer Members. The last ticket is sold one hour before NYSCI general closing time.

Contact NYSCI at 718-699-0005 before visiting for information regarding weather-related Science Playground closings.


45-minute sessions, March through December, weather permitting. Science Playground fees are in addition to admission fees. Cost is $4 per student with one chaperone free for every five children; extra adults are $4 each.
Chaperones must supervise their children. For safety purposes, flat shoes must be worn in this area. Groups must register in advance. Call 718-699-0301 for more information.

Educator Guides are available here.

Playground Rules: