Award Winning Interactive Eco-Experience, plus more

3D Theater

See science leap off the screen in our 3D theater!


NYSCI has weekly programs for Families, Young Children, Teens, Adults, Students & Teachers

Little Makers

Creativity and Fun for all Young Makers (and Young at Heart)

Maker Space

An environment where children, teens, adults and families can tinker, design and create together

Design Lab

Tap into Design Thinking to Solve Problems Creatively

Young Scientists

Providing young people with mentoring, apprenticeships & networking opportunities

General Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Free Hours:
Friday: 2 pm – 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 11 am

Science in your backyard.

Discover over 450 exhibits, events, and workshops designed to engage ages 1 to 100. With over 100,000 square feet of indoor exhibition space, plus 60,000 square feet of outdoors, you’ve got room to explore!

Meet special effects artists and technologists, while participating in hands-on activities and exploring the science of creepy.

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Science for Nanos
October 14
2 – 3 pm

Searching sea turtles, avenging sea monsters, and philosophical frogs all meet in the latest year of our ongoing Science for Nanos series of science films for the whole family.

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NYSCI's mission is to nurture generations of passionate learners, critical thinkers, and active citizens through an approach we call Design Make Play.

Museum Makers
October 19
3:30 – 5:30 pm

Explore the museum's exhibits through the eyes of scientists. Ask questions, collect data, uncover patterns, and design and create your very own exhibit.

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ASD: Rockets
October 21
10:30 am – 12 pm

Discover the wonders of outer space as you build and launch your own high-flying rocket that is out of this world.

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Make It: Costume Creations
October 21
1:30 – 5 pm

Join us in Maker Space where we will be running a costume creation workshop using an array of tools and fun materials at your disposal.

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Little Makers: Frankentoys
October 22
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Transform fabrics, old toys and everyday household materials into spook-tacular frankentoys to call your own.

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At NYSCI, we aim to create a future fueled by invention

A Community Partner.

NYSCI serves the most diverse audience of any science museum in America. We’re also making a difference globally, with our learning laboratories and apps.


Community Engagement
NYSCI Neighbors

NYSCI is collaborating with the local community to build a rich ecosystem of STEM opportunities for educators, young people, & families in Queens.

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NYSCI Neighbors Community Expo
October 15
11 am – 4 pm

A NYSCI Neighbors all-day festival featuring hands-on activities, music, and dance celebrating our local Queens culture & community.

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