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Summer Solstice Celebration

Celebrate the start of summer with hands-on science experiments & sensory-rich art projects designed for children ages 3-8 with ASD & their families.

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Outdoor Activities

For a list of all our outdoor activities available to school groups and Summer camp groups, click here.

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SciPlay Information Request

Are you a teacher? Student? Parent? Researcher? SciPlay has a range of projects and resources centered around play and playful STEM learning. Fill out the information request to find out more. 

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American Made: Cars, Trucks and Working Machines

Doors open at 6pm. Part of the Empire Drive-In series.

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Silents and Noise: Handmade Films with Live Scores

Doors open at 6 pm. Part of the Empire Drive-In Series.

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A Night at the Races

Doors open at 7 pm; $15 ($10 NYSCI members) Presented by Transportation Alternatives Breaking Away with NYC Bike Ballet and bicycle short films  In the world of Empire Drive-In there are no working cars. So how is it possible to “drive in?” Tonight we invite cyclists…

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Galactic Drive-In

Doors open at 6 pm; $15 ($10 NYSCI members) Presented by Flux Factory An interactive space adventure  Blast into low Earth orbit for a celebration of campy science fiction and do-it-yourself merrymaking led by Captain Riterleff and Flux Factory, a nonprofit Queens art collective that delights…

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Youth Media Night: New Films and Filmmakers

Doors open at 5 pm. Part of the Empire Drive-In series.

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Our Century

Presented by Braden King with Boxhead Ensemble. Our Century, Seneca and The Drift. Doors open at 6pm. Part of the Empire Drive-In series.

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Teenage Wasteland: Double Feature

Doors open at 6 pm. This is part of the Empire Drive-In series.

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The Space Between: Public, Private, Borders, Edges

Doors open at 6 pm. This is part of the Empire Drive-In series.

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A Samuel Z. Arkoff Double Feature

Light Industry presents a two-picture tribute to producer Samuel Z. Arkoff, the low-budget mogul who oversaw more than 400 films. Part of the Empire Drive-In series.

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Bollywood Bash

Join us as we celebrate the popular movie culture of India. Part of the Empire Drive-In series.

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The End of the Road: Cars & Other Junk with Greg Saunier’s Casio Orchestra

Doors open at 6 pm; $15 ($10 NYSCI Members) Presented by the Museum of the Moving Image and Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark Greg Saunier’s Casio Orchestra with short films and Night on Earth Empire Drive-In’s opening night features Greg Saunier of the band Deerhoof and…

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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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Rocket Park Mini Golf

Hours (weather permitting): September – December: Weekends, 10 am – 6 pm (closed Sunday, October 5) April – June: Weekends, 10 am – 6 pm July & August: Daily, 9:30 am – 5 pm Rocket Park Mini Golf reveals that the same laws of motion…

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