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

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

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!

Stand Up for Science @ NYSCI
May 18
6:30 – 9:30 pm

Scientists doing stand up? Join us for a unique night of brainy comedy hosted by Science Riot!

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STEM Career Expo
May 17
5:30 – 8 pm

Join us for our 4rd annual STEM Career Expo to learn about the wide range of careers in STEM.

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The Pack
Save the environment and learn some computational thinking along the way when you play The Pack, the new open-world game by NYSCI and Design I/O.

Prototype Lab
May 19
10 am – 5:30 pm

Prototype new design and engineering ideas for activities in Design Lab.

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LEGO Challenges
May 19
10 am – 5:30 pm

Design and build out solutions to a range of Lego challenges from building the tallest tower, to designing a marble maze, to creating pixelated images and more.

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Construction with Rigamajigs
May 19
10 am – 5:30 pm

Collaborate, design and build large simple machine structures with Rigamajigs, a large scale building kit consisting of wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts and rope.

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Little Makers: Nature Engineers
May 19
10:30 am – 12:15 pm

Birds have special ways of finding and using unique materials to make their homes – explore the science and engineering behind nest making and transform recycled materials into a nest of 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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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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