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!

Bon Appétit!
February 16 to May 13

This fun and interactive exhibition helps visitors explore their own personal eating habits, as well as the eating habits of other cultures.

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Brick Fest Live
April 7 to April 8

Kids and adults can get inspired, educated and entertained with LEGO bricks at this ultimate LEGO fan experience.

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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.

Little Makers: Magnificent Magnets
March 18
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Investigate the powerful science of magnets by tinkering with everyday objects and exploring their magnetic fields.

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Make It: WoodBots
March 18
1:30 – 5 pm

Learn how to use simple hand tools like saws and drills to make your own WoodBot.

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Join Butter Beans for a demonstration and tasting of a nature-sweetened pudding that will soon become a favorite sweet treat.

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One Strange Rock – Advance Screening
March 20
10 – 10:45 am

From award-winning filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, join us for a special preview screening of the first episode of One Strange Rock, a documentary series that will air on the National Geographic Channel this March.

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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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What is it like to be an Explainer?

David Meer talks about the professional skills he’s gained and the experiences he’s had as a Senior Explainer at NYSCI. Learn more about w...

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