Public Programs

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NYSCI After Dark: Rocket Park Astronomy

Meet local astronomers, learn about current research, and get a chance to view the night sky through a variety of telescopes with observational astronomers from LaGuardia Community College and members of the Amateur Astronomers Association.

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“Junk Re-thunk” Book Launch with Scrapkins

Saturday, April 30

Learn about Scrapkins’ awesome new activity book from the author, Brian Yanish, make a project and get your book signed!

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Science in the Park

We are working in partnership with the NYC Parks Department and Alley Pond Environmental Center to offer free science activities in Alley Pond Park in Little Neck, Queens. The activities will take place on eight Sundays in May and June. Topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects and…

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Spring School’s Out with Puppet Phactory in Design Lab

Wednesday, April 27

Puppet Phactory is dedicated to creating works of puppetry and sculpture from forgotten junk.

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NYSCI After Dark

NYSCI After Dark is an event series that allows adults an opportunity to enjoy the museum after hours and without younger museumgoers. NYSCI After Dark events present unique experiences that take place in, or draw attention to, NYSCI’s exhibits or architectural features. The series aims…

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Spring School’s Out with Puppet Phactory in Design Lab

Tuesday, April 26

Puppet Phactory is dedicated to creating works of puppetry and sculpture from forgotten junk.

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Bumble Bots go Rogue with Tenaya Hurst

Monday, April 25

Prototype, play and battle other Bumble Bots and compete in other challenges with the other young makers.

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Spring School’s Out 2016 week!

Join us during Spring School’s Out (April 25 – 30) for a week of events, workshops and activities for the whole family to enjoy. We also have our weekly events during the weekend which include: Wildcard Weekend: Linkages Little Makers: Sensational Sand Play Tinker It…

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UNICEF Kid Power Day

Journey to three stations, each a different country where kids can understand malnutrition and how they can help. At each station, kids will also get active, unlocking a packet of therapeutic food for children in Burkina Faso, Haiti and Uganda.

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Brain Awareness Day

Join us for some fun with neuroscientists who’ll teach participants about the inner workings of our brain and our senses with hands-on activities and projects.

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Pi Day at NYSCI

Celebrate Pi Day with NYSCI Explainers and a series of math-focused activities in our Mathematica: A World of Numbers exhibition.

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6th Annual Queens World Film Festival Family Day at NYSCI 

View screenings from the Queens World Film Festival collection and try out some hands-on animation activities.

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NYSCI After Dark: Connected Cheese

Join NYSCI for an evening about cheese and connections.

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Origami and Kirigami with Huy Voun Lee

Tuesday, December 29 at noon, 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm and 3 pm.

Learn the art of paper folding and cutting while making a variety of artful creatures and bookmarks with recycled paper.

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Rogue Making with Tenaya Hurst

Sunday, December 27, 2015 at noon and 2:30 pm.

Make a wearable, washable circuit in this one-hour maker workshop.

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Flight School: A Window into Civil Air Patrol Training with USAF Auxiliary Cadets and Brooklyn Aerodrome

Peek inside the flight training for the Civil Air Patrol, as the United States Air Force Auxiliary participates in a workshop taught by Brooklyn Aerodrome.

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Flight School: A Window into Civil Air Patrol Training with USAF Auxiliary Cadets and Brooklyn Aerodrome

Peek inside the flight training for the Civil Air Patrol, as the United States Air Force Auxiliary participates in a workshop taught by Brooklyn Aerodrome.

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Connected Worlds Creatures with Scrapkins

Make your own creatures out of recycled materials with help from Scrapkins.

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Mamas Expo 2015

The Mamas Expo is a two day family friendly gathering that celebrates parenting culture in New York City and beyond.

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Mamas Expo 2015

The Mamas Expo is a two day family friendly gathering that celebrates parenting culture in New York City and beyond.

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