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!

ACCESS 2018: Space Exploration Festival
October 13 to October 14

This year’s ACCESS commissions have paired three sets of artists and scientists together for the purpose of co-creating participatory performances, large-scale/site-specific projections, and interactive installations running throughout the weekend.

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Dead or Alive
October 28
1 – 5 pm

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

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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 18
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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Fort Building!
October 20
10 am – 6 pm

Collectively build a giant fort village in our Design Lab area.

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Fashion Design
October 20
10 am – 6 pm

Design and construct clothing with fabric and unusual materials.

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Spooky Sounds
October 20
10 am – 6 pm

Create instruments to make spooky sounds using familiar materials and electronics in our Design Lab area.

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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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