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More Photos of the Space Park and the Hall of Science construction underway

As shown in this previous post, the World’s Fair opened with the Hall of Science still under construction. But the Space Park was on full display. Here are a few more photos of the Hall of Science in progress.            …

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Happy 50th Anniversary, 1964-65 World’s Fair

The 1964-65 World’s Fair opened 50 years ago today.  But the Hall of Science did not. The Hall of Science was not in the original plan for the World’s Fair. It’s inclusion at the Fair came after a prolonged political struggle between a group of…

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Hopes and Holdovers

The hurried renovations to the Hall of Science immediately following the World’s Fair notwithstanding, the New York Times was not wrong in 1966 to call it “not yet a true museum.” Rather than an intentionally curated exhibit presentation, the Hall of Science offered a collection of…

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aerial of Flushing Meadows, 1967. via: http://www.nywf64.com/farewell09.shtml

The Post-Fair Park

This photo shows Flushing Meadow in 1967. The Hall of Science is in the foreground. The Heliport, now Terrace on the Park, is adjacent. The Queens Zoo has not yet been built. Across the Grand Central Parkway from the Hall of Science, the Federal Pavilion…

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Chronoleap is now ready to download!

Remember when NYSCI had a bunch of extinct technologies out for hands-on display during our Summer Chronoleap: technolution event? Now the beta version of Chronoleap is ready to download along with a stack of free games that will transport you into a virtual version of the 1964/65…

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ChronoLeap: Technolution

Play with the “must have” electronics from the 1960s to today. Items will include the IBM Selectric typewriter, Pong, Motorola DynaTAC ‘brick’ cellular phone, and many more. Learn about the devices and the scientific principles behind them. Free with NYSCI admission.

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ChronoLeap: Technolution

Play with the “must have” electronics from the 1960s to today. Items will include the IBM Selectric typewriter, Pong, Motorola DynaTAC ‘brick’ cellular phone, and many more. Learn about the devices and the scientific principles behind them. Free with NYSCI admission.

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History: 1964 World’s Fair

The New York Hall of Science was established in 1964 as part of the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and at the time, was one of only a few science museums in existence. Unlike many other institutions, which were closed immediately or soon…

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