Public Programs

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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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Songs for Unusual Creatures

Odd animals like blobfish, elephant shrews, giant Chinese salamanders, and other bizarre beasts slither, hop, swim and jump in projected images and videos.

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Underwater Dreams: Screening and Q&A

Free screening of Underwater Dreams, a documentary written and directed by Mary Mazzio and narrated by Michael Peña.

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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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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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Bug Day at New York Hall of Science

Bug Day

June 28; noon – 4 pm. Meet entomologists and bee keepers, engage in insect-themed activities, and taste some bugs at this one-day event. Free with NYSCI admission.

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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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Super Cyberchase Day

Meet Harry and Digit, screen Cyberchase episodes, and engage in hands-on activities at this action-packed day. Free with NYSCI admission.

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