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!

World Maker Faire

Visit the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth! NYSCI hosts the annual World Maker Faire in partnership with Maker Media.

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Science for Nanos
October 13
2 – 3 pm

This year's films take viewers from prehistoric Earth to the reaches of outer space!

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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.

Ted Dintersmith: What School Could Be
September 25
6 – 8 pm

A thought-provoking discussion with Ted Dintersmith, centering around STEM education and his new book, What School Could Be.

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Museum Makers
September 27
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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Creative Construction with Rigamajigs
September 29
10 am – 5:50 pm

Collaborate, design and build large simple machine structures with Rigamajigs.

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Prototyping Lab: Bots!
September 29
10 am – 1 pm

Prototype and explore various scribble scrabble machines and bots with the Design Lab team.

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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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