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World Maker Faire 2013

Open House New York

Join us for a weekend celebrating the buildings and architecture that started it all at the 1964-65 World’s Fair. As part of the 12th Annual Open House New York weekend, organized by Open House New York, we will bring the architects and designers responsible for reimagining and renovating some of the most historic and significant spaces of the museum. Free.

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World Maker Faire 2013

Open House New York

Join us for a weekend celebrating the buildings and architecture that started it all at the 1964-65 World’s Fair. As part of the 12th Annual Open House New York weekend, organized by Open House New York, we will bring the architects and designers responsible for reimagining and renovating some of the most historic and significant spaces of the museum. Free.

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NYSCI Village at World Maker Faire

With World Maker Faire just days away, NYSCI staff are putting the final touches on their maker projects that will be exhibited at the Faire. Stop by the Faire’s NYSCI Village (located in Rocket Park) to engage in hands-on activities and to see the imaginative…

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Oztoc Tutorial

Oztoc is a digital game at NYSCI that introduces engineering principles and logic. To play the game, visitors shift wooden blocks on a multitouch table. The blocks represent batteries, LEDs, resistors and timers, and the players must figure out how to use the blocks to…

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Build the Best Breakfast Ever

Imagine a tool, design, gadget or idea that will elevate your breakfast experience. A fix for soggy cereal or burnt toast? Something to make breakfast more fun? You don’t need a lab or celebrity chef – just use materials you have at home, at work,…

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NYSCI NOTICING TOOLS: Core Principles

SciPlay and Design Lab have been working hard to create a suite of apps for release in the app store to help support playful and engaging STEM learning. Collectively, these are the NYSCI Noticing Tools™. While the many apps we are creating promote exploration of…

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Summer Camp: Design Your World!

Are you looking for a fun and educational adventure for your child during the summer break? Sign up for a unique experience exploring concepts in science, technology and engineering through hands-on investigations.

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NYSCI Director Receives ASTC Award

Eric Siegel, NYSCI’s director and chief content officer, has been awarded the Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award for Exceptional Leadership in the Field by the Association of Science – Technology Centers (ASTC). Eric has been with NYSCI since 1997 and has been in senior…

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MASTER Program

Fifteen teaching residents were tinkering at Design Lab today as part of a program called MASTER – Math and Science Teacher Residency Program. MASTER is a collaboration between NYSCI, Hunter College, and New Visions for Public Schools and is funded by the National Science Foundation….

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Design Lab Opening

Experience Design Lab, a new permanent exhibition consisting of five distinct “pods” that will allow visitors to engage in activities, experiments and challenges that provide a deeper understanding of engineering and the design process. Free with NYSCI admission.

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NYSCI and University of Wisconsin-Madison Collaborate on New Project

Leaning over a multitouch table, middle schoolers examine a digital underwater environment, shifting blocks across the screen and building lures to capture computerized fish. While the game introduces engineering principles and logic through an entertaining vehicle, the surface of the table is only half the…

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NYSCI in the Park

NYSCI will bring a slice of the museum to Flushing Meadows Corona Park with free activities and information providing a sampling of its summer 2014 highlights. Free.

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Design Lab Activities

NEW: Enhance your field trip with a Design Lab Activity Session Design Lab, a new permanent exhibition consisting of distinct “pods”, will allow students to engage in activities, experiments and challenges that provide a deeper understanding of engineering and the design process. Design Lab encourages…

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Design Lab

Design Lab is NYSCI’s newest experience that taps into people’s natural tendency to be inventive and resourceful in finding solutions to basic engineering and design challenges. Design Lab consists of five visually and thematically distinct activity areas that evoke a sense of childlike playfulness and…

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Meet an Experience Designer

It takes a lot of work – and a lot of people – to make a new museum exhibit. Peggy Monahan is one of the people behind our new Design Lab exhibition opening in June, where museum visitors can engage in activities, experiments and challenges….

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Design Lab install in progress. Opens June 7

Installation of Design Lab is underway in NYSCI’s Central Pavilion. Official opening is set for June 2014, but we’ve already started running a limited schedule of activities. Check out Design Lab on your next visit. Meanwhile, here are photos of the installation that hint at…

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Design Lab Opening

Experience Design Lab, a new permanent exhibition consisting of five distinct “pods” that will allow visitors to engage in activities, experiments and challenges that provide a deeper understanding of engineering and the design process. Free with NYSCI admission.

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