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Big Science Days

Bring NYSCI to your school or district-wide event for a Big Science Day. Each Big Science Day includes six STEM-related, floor or tabletop activities facilitated by NYSCI staff for rotating groups of up to 300 – 400 participants. All activity materials are provided. Fee: $5,000…

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Urban Advantage Family Science Day breaks attendance records

If you were at NYSCI on October 26 and noticed it was unusually jam-packed with families enjoying the activities, the annual Urban Advantage Family Science Day kicked-off at NYSCI and welcomed families back to school and back to science! Urban Advantage provides these families access to eight science-rich cultural institutions…

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Dead or Alive

Pumpkin chucking, live bats, and bioluminescence projects are all part of the fun at NYSCI’s two-weekend celebration of Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Some activities require an additional fee.

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Scenes from the "Dead or Alive party at New York Hall of Science in New York

Dead or Alive

Pumpkin chucking, live bats, and bioluminescence projects are all part of the fun at NYSCI’s two-weekend celebration of Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Some activities require an additional fee.

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Scenes from the "Dead or Alive party at New York Hall of Science in New York

Dead or Alive

Pumpkin chucking, live bats, and bioluminescence projects are all part of the fun at NYSCI’s two-weekend celebration of Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Some activities require an additional fee.

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Scenes from the "Dead or Alive party at New York Hall of Science in New York

Dead or Alive

Pumpkin chucking, live bats, and bioluminescence projects are all part of the fun at NYSCI’s two-weekend celebration of Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Some activities require an additional fee.

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NYSCI Wins Pinnacle Award

NYSCI’s educational programs have been recently recognized by the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) for their high quality of educational content and exceptional skill at program delivery. The Virtual Visit program has won a Pinnacle Award for the 2013-14 school year. Virtual visits…

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NetSci High Begins Fifth Year

High school students participating in the fifth year of the NSF-funded program Network Science for the Next Generation, also known as NetSci High, recently returned from an intensive 10-day workshop at Boston University. The goal of NetSci High is to immerse high school students and…

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50 Years of Exploration and Innovation

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964-65 World’s Fair at NYSCI with hands-on activities, guest partner groups, and documentaries. Free with NYSCI admission.

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Space: 50 Years of Exploration and Innovation

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964-65 World’s Fair at NYSCI with hands-on activities, guest partner groups, and documentaries. Free with NYSCI admission.

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SciPlay Summer Institute: Call for teachers

SciPlay is seeking middle school science teachers for their Summer Institute. The Sara Lee Schupf Family Center for Play, Science and Technology (SciPlay) is part of NYSCI’s overall mission of transforming science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning in the 21st century. SciPlay’s goal is to…

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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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June 14: Land: Innovation and Exploration

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964-65 World’s Fair at NYSCI with hands-on activities, guest partner groups, and documentaries. Free with NYSCI admission.

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SciPlay Physics Noticing Tools: what you need to know

The SciPlay Physics Noticing Tools allow kids to notice the physics in their everyday life. The tools were designed for students and teachers in NYC to learn more about middle school physics. First, kids capture video of themselves in a performance, sport, play activity, or…

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Scientific Inquiry as a Time Machine

In late May, 20 high school students spent a Saturday at NYSCI conducting hands-on activities for museum visitors. Activities included a self-inflating balloon, dry ice bubbles, elephant toothpaste and more. The event was part of an apprenticeship program with ExpandEd called Scientific Inquiry as a…

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SUBMERGE! NYC Marine Science Festival

NYSCI has partnered with Hudson River Park to bring a free science festival to New York City residents. SUBMERGE! NYC Marine Science Festival is a daylong festival devoted to understanding our coastal waters. This inspiring day of interactive science will take place on the waterfront…

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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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New Report Highlights Urgent Need for Ocean Science Literacy

Threatened coastlines, resource depletion and environmental health are urgent concerns for us all. These ocean-related issues have direct impacts on the lives of humans, however, our understanding of the ocean, known as ocean literacy, remains elusive. NYSCI assembled a diverse consortium of scientists, educators and…

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SciPlay at 2014 NYCMER Conference

On Monday, May 12, 2014, some of the SciPlay team attended the New York City Museum Educators Roundtable annual conference and presented a poster describing the evolution of the SciGames project, now known as the SciPlay Physics Noticing Tool. NYCMER organizes an annual conference for…

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New SciPlay App Needs Teachers

Be a part of the SciPlay Physics Noticing Tool (PNT) research. SciPlay PNT is a mobile app that will reveal the hidden physics of the playground. With a little technology, SciPlay PNT can turn typical playground activities into powerful educational tools. We’ve worked with designers…

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