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Science at the Fairs

The role and use of science in the 1939/40 and the 1964/65 World’s Fairs were emblematic of their respective historical contexts. The representation of science at both Fairs was varied – both presented it simultaneously as rational, magical and beneficial. See photos and images of…

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Wild Minds – What Animals Really Think

May 17 – August 31, 2014 Through videos, games and displays, discover the similarities between human and animal cognition. Exhibits include: Is This Thinking? – Using a large, touch screen monitor, weigh in on whether the animal behaviors you observe (via video clips) are hard-wired…

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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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Olympus BioScapes

View some of the winning images of Olympus America’s annual digital imaging competition. The Olympus BioScapes Competition is widely recognized as the world’s foremost showcase for outstanding images and movies of life science subjects captured through light microscopes. The exhibition will be on display at…

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Princeton’s Art of Science

Princeton’s annual Art of Science competition challenges scientists “to record the sometimes fleeting moments when science becomes art.” The Art of Science exhibition explores the interplay between science and art. Both of these disciplines involve the pursuit of those moments of discovery when what is…

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NYSCI’s New Mars Rover

Meet Camille, NYSCI’s new Mars Rover. Named after one of her creators, Camille was built by the Beatty sisters–Camille and Genevieve–along with their father, Robert at the headquarters of Beatty Robotics a.k.a the workshop in the garage of their home in Ashville, NC. Video won’t…

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Sports Challenge

The Sports Challenge invites visitors to test their skills in a variety of sports including baseball, rock climbing, drag racing, and surfing—all the while communicating the vital roles that physics, physiology, and materials science play in the sports’ world. A series of individual stations give…

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Seeing the Light

Seeing the Light invites visitors to explore the sense of sight, learning how humans see and perceive color and light, and how what we think we see often may not be what is actually there. In this exhibition, users will discover how the eye works…

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Science Playground

Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Weekends, 10 am – 6 pm; weather permitting 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…

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Mathematica

Mathematics has been called the “Queen of the Sciences” for it’s intrinsic beauty and because it has mothered a host of other sciences and disciplines. Designed for IBM in 1961 by world-renowned designers Charles and Ray Eames, Mathematica is the first interactive exhibition devoted to…

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Rocket Park Mini Golf

Hours (weather permitting): April 3 – June: Weekends, 10 am – 6 pm (except on June 1, when Rocket Park Mini Golf will be open from 10 am – 1 pm.) July & August: Daily, 9:30 am – 5 pm September – December: Weekends, 10…

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Charlie & Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure

Available for rent, Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure offers an engaging story, exhibits and activities that introduce visitors to the basics of evolution, seen through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy who is writing a report about his favorite bird—the kiwi. Join Charlie as…

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Rocket Park

Visitors get a rare chance to explore some of the rockets and spacecraft that helped initiate the space race. These vehicles were state-of-the-art space exploring machines at the time of the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, which was held on the site of NYSCI. Back…

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Search for Life Beyond Earth

On Earth, wherever there is life, there is water. Are there other places in our solar system that might contain water and perhaps life? Discover what scientists have learned about life in extreme environments on Earth and how this suggests what kind of life we…

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Connections

Over the past decade scientists in different fields have been using the paradigm of networks to understand a broad range of physical, biological, social, and communications systems. Through a mix of technology and art, our exhibition explores the fundamental structures of networks, providing visitors with…

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Molecules and Health

Become a molecular detective! Discover how molecules shape our bodies, our medicines and our world. Molecules come in different shapes and sizes. Their shapes tell us a lot about what they do and how they interact with each other. You can’t see molecules, but they’re…

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Preschool Place

Preschool Place is the ideal space to explore, discover and build! Here our youngest visitors can experience multi-sensory activities in a safe, protected area. Preschool Place is specially designed to meet the developmental needs of children ages birth to 6 years old. In order to…

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The Evolution – Health Connection

Explore the role of evolution and natural selection in health, illness and prevention. Free with NYSCI admission. Over 6 million years, humans have evolved. The ways in which we evolved promoted our survival and reproduction, but not always our good health as our lifestyle changed…

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