Survival: The Exhibition

NYSCI's newest exhibition. Learn how to survive anywhere, and test your skills in the Adventure Zone.

School's Out Week: Engineering Week

February 15 - 23 – A Week of Engineering-Themed Special Programs

Public Programs

Weekly Programs for Families, Young Children, Teens, Adults, Students & Teachers


Explore 450 Interactive, Hands-On Permanent and Rotating Exhibits

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!

High schoolers are invited to familiarize themselves with the college application process, how to make a college list, and how to apply for scholarships.

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Back From The Brink
November 8, 2019 to June 30

Experience on the giant screen the remarkable true story of three animal species rescued from brink of extinction.

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The Pack
The Pack, the new open-world game by NYSCI and Design I/O, is Apple's App Of The Day!
Read about it here.

Sound Studio
February 22

Create instruments to explore different sounds in our sound studio in Design Lab.

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Chain Reaction
February 22
10 am – 5:50 pm

Build a chain reaction of objects in Design Lab.

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Build with Rigamajigs
February 22
10 am – 5:50 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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The Circus Lab
February 22
12 – 3:45 pm

During this Engineering Week event, witness this 17-year-old robot arm try out for a chance to join The Circus Lab's troupe!

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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 the Designers-in-Residence Program?

NYSCI is seeking deep engagements with local thinkers, creators, makers, educators, artists, technicians, architects, and engineers working in and around the design community for the second year of its Designers-in-Residence (DiR) Program.

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