Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Make Academy has been going on for almost a month and they have made a lot of progress. Each week focuses on workshops that encourage campers to create, design, and tinker with real tools from everyday materials. Some of the exciting activities include an in depth look at the world of 3D design, where campers take a 2D object and turn it 3D. All while gaining skills in woodworking, plaster casting, and electronics. By participating in these hands–on workshops have allowed campers to build confidence, as well as creativity.

For more info and pictures check out our Makerspace Blog.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

This was the model of the Atomarium unveiled by Mayor Lindsay in 1967.

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But this publicity book from June of 1966 reveals an earlier concept:

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Max O. Urbahn replaced Wallace Harrison as the architect. The $7.6 million cost of the original Hall of Science, twice the initial projections, was too much form, too little function for Robert Moses.  In her biography of Harrison, Victoria Newhouse wrote that Harrison stoically commented “The minute I finished it, Moses gave it to Max O. Urbahn. He was no good as a designer, but he was practical; he was going to change the whole approach to the project.”

But back to the pitch:

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The Hall of Science expansion would fill a void in New York’s cultural pantheon:

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Read more about the history of the Hall of Science in the NYSCI Archives.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

The design unveiled in the spring of 1967–and begrudgingly approved by the City Planning Commission later that year–for an expanded Hall of Science, featuring a live nuclear reactor, was the culmination of planning that began even before the 1964-65 World’s Fair.  The trustees planned to expand the Hall into three buildings that would encompass more than 20 acres of Flushing Meadows.

This January 1966 memo from John O’Neill, the Fair’s Director of Engineering, lays out the thinking to that point.  All suitable science exhibits from the Fair would be gathered within the post-Fair Hall of Science while plans and fundraising for expansion were underway.

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Read more about the history of the Hall of Science in the NYSCI Archives.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

World Maker Faire is Back!

Preparations underway for fifth annual festival at NYSCI.

Disney returns as Presenting Sponsor

SEBASTOPOL, CA — (Marketwired) — 07/22/14 — World Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, and the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) are gearing up for a special World Maker Faire New York taking place on Saturday, September 20, and Sunday, September 21, that will commemorate the seventy-fifth and fiftieth anniversaries of New York’s World’s Fair. In 1939-40 and 1964-65, New York’s Flushing Meadows Corona Park hosted two World’s Fairs that showcased technology, innovation, and creativity and united the world in a celebration of human accomplishment and anticipation of the future. At the fifth annual World Maker Faire, more than 700 projects and demonstrations will be on display, showing how makers are now creating the future.

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Today World Maker Faire and NYSCI announce that Disney has come aboard as Presenting Sponsor of World Maker Faire New York, renewing its commitment to the maker movement, which began with the 2013 Faire.

“This is a milestone year for the New York Hall of Science as we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of our founding, and remember the World’s Fair that is central to our legacy,” said Margaret Honey, president and CEO of the New York Hall of Science. “NYSCI has always championed the power of science and technology as agents of change and advancement in our world. That spirit was present at our founding, and it now expresses itself for a new generation at World Maker Faire. And as Disney is a longstanding friend and supporter of NYSCI, we are thrilled to have them as Presenting Sponsor of the Faire again this year.”

“World Maker Faire was named after the World’s Fairs to honor what those events embarked on,” said Sherry Huss, vice president of Maker Media and co-founder of Maker Faire. “We are proud to carry that forward through Maker Faire, and by supporting the maker movement, alongside our partner, the New York Hall of Science, and the Faire’s Presenting Sponsor, Disney. We’ll be showing the attendees this year the pioneering spirit, imagination, and achievements of how makers are making the future.”

This is Disney’s second year partnering with World Maker Faire and the New York Hall of Science as Presenting Sponsor of the event. Through its sponsorship, Disney aims to help shine the spotlight on creativity and innovation for today’s young people, inspiring them and igniting in them the spark of innovation that will burn for a lifetime.

“As a company that excites the imaginations of kids and families all over the world through storytelling, Disney plays an important role in nurturing the creative-thinking skills of the next generation of innovators and makers,” said Kevin Callahan, vice president of community and engagement, Corporate Citizenship at Disney. “Disney is proud to support World Maker Faire and NYSCI to help show makers that they can bring their ideas to reality through their creativity, collaboration, and hard work.”

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Tickets are on sale now for World Maker Faire New York 2014 at early bird pricing at http://makerfairenyc2014.eventbrite.com. Early bird pricing is available between now and July 31, 2014 ($12.50 – $27.50 for a single day pass; $20.00-$50.00 for weekend passes). Advance ticket sales take place between August 1 and September 19, 2014. Tickets will also be available for purchase on-site at World Maker Faire New York 2014 on September 20-21, 2014.

World Maker Faire New York 2014 Sponsors

World Maker Faire New York 2014 Sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor: Disney; Goldsmith Sponsors: Intel, RadioShack; Silversmith Sponsors: Atmel, Autodesk, Cognizant, Ford, Italian Trade Commission, NASA, SketchUp.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Fast Company checked in with NYSCI’s Harouna Ba and Local Projects’ Jake Barton as they tested the latest prototype of our soon-to-be-available Physics app.

“I think sometimes technology does a better job of showing [physics] than actually having someone talk about the concept,” Ba says. “Some of these concepts–motion, force–they are very complex scientific concepts to teach. They’re just hard.”

Getting kids to play outside, on the other hand, is relatively easy. “Natural play is intrinsically motivating for children,” says Ba, who holds degrees in psychology and sociology.

Harnessing playing as a motivator, rather than approaching physics concepts in a more pedagogical way, can help science learning reach a broader audience. Ba says he’s noticed that kids, especially those from underserved communities, can get intimidated by technical scientific tools like microscopes. “They’re like, ‘I don’t want to touch this; it’s too expensive,’” Ba says. “We’re trying to invite them into science learning in a very playful way. It’s not school, where they’re just sitting there listening to someone talking.”

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The app will be ready later this year. You can check out the entire article and slideshow here.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

For two days in September the northwest corner of the largest park in Queens will become the site of the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, World Maker Faire! There are many ways to get involved, whether you’re looking for volunteer experience or want to spread the word of this incredible event within your community.

Volunteer. Join the street team. There’s many ways to get involved.

Here are a few opportunities for you to consider.

 

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

This week, 23 Explainers are participating in the Innovation Institute, a new program at NYSCI that guides young people through the process of invention.

The teenagers will spend the next 15 months going through the entire process of inventing a device, software or other technology. They will observe a group or community, identify a product that would be helpful to that community, design a prototype, and build a prototype. Their designs will be critiqued by a committee of experts, which includes CEOs, CIOs and CTOs of major technology corporations. Participants will present their products at World Maker Faire, an annual event at NYSCI.

The Innovation Institute is conducted in collaboration with Kipp Bradford, a bioengineer, maker and entrepreneur most recently at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design, and Dr. Raymond Codrington, an anthropologist most recently at the Aspen Roundtable.

Learn more about The Innovation Institute.

 


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1311981. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Sixty girls, aged 11–14, are measuring, designing and dancing their way to healthier choices.

It’s all part of NYSCI’s GROOVE program, a free camp related to health and wellness education. During the three-week camp, the girls will work together on hands-on science activities, measure their steps using pedometers, make simple recipes, design healthy menus, and learn dance routines and other fun ways to be physically active. They will also learn about health careers, healthy eating, and physical activity. By being exposed to this information, the girls will be empowered to make healthy choices that will give them energy to do the things they want to do.

This is the second year of GROOVE, which stands for Girls Realizing Options through OpenSim Virtual Experiences. The program is a partnership between NYSCI, the University of Miami, and the Patricia Phillip Frost Museum of Science, and it is part of a National Institutes for Health-funded research project.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

 

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Read more history of the Hall of Science in the NYSCI Archives.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Eric Siegel, NYSCI’s director and chief content officer, has been awarded the Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award for Exceptional Leadership in the Field by the Association of Science – Technology Centers (ASTC).

Eric has been with NYSCI since 1997 and has been in senior roles in art and science museums for over 30 years. While at NYSCI, he has developed exhibitions and programs that connect science to humanitarian social goals, such as Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering and the iBook False Conviction: Innocence, Guilt & Science. He also played a leading role in the development of Design Lab and in bringing World Maker Faire to NYSCI.

“He has an extraordinary ability to synthesize new ideas into genuinely innovative programs, as witnessed by the range of programs he is leading at NYSCI,” Margaret Honey, president and CEO of NYSCI, said of Eric. “From the large-scale STEAM ReGeneration, to his innovative iBook project False Conviction, to the Connected Worlds exhibition that will open in conjunction with our 50th anniversary, he works with his collaborators to generate extraordinary ideas and brings them to fruition.”

Eric noted “I have been very privileged to work with extraordinary people throughout my career. My colleagues at NYSCI and the entire science center community have always been fertile sources for new ideas and rich collaborations. NYSCI’s leadership has been incredibly supportive and encouraging, challenging us to bring our best thinking to our shared mission.”

Outside of NYSCI, Eric has taught at NYU’s Museum Studies and ITP program, and has consulted with many arts, science and education groups. He is a former president of the National Association for Museum Exhibition and was the science advisor for the album “Here Comes Science” by They Might Be Giants.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

These young girls have worked very diligently to show that they have an amazing ability to not only design, but impress everyone with their projects. These digital designers are part of Girls First Studio and Girl Scouts NYC. They have been using the New World Studio platform to help them create their awesome designs.

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Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

In the Spring of 1967, the Hall of Science was booming.  More than 100,000 people had visited since the Hall reopened as a museum following the World’s Fair.  The City formally unveiled plans for an expansion that would include the Atomarium, a nuclear reactor suitable for public demonstration and academic research. With the Atomic Energy Commission as a partner, the City had committed more than $10 million for the plan.  In the Fall of 1967, the City Planning Commission issued its report on the proposed expansion.

Science Museum Called Unworkable

It was not a surprise that the World’s Fair pavilion on its own was not suitable as a museum. The planners knew this all along, as they hurried the Hall into existence behind schedule and over budget. Even with this haste, the Hall of Science didn’t open until September, almost at the close of the 1964 Fair season.  Robert Moses envisioned a museum campus with three buildings spanning more than 20 acres of Flushing Meadows.  The Hall trustees had been developing a master plan for expansion even before the groundbreaking for the Hall in 1963.  What was surprising was the blunt candor of the Commission’s report.  They wrote that the Hall was “a totally inadequate building which had poorly designed exhibit space, which was an acoustical nightmare and which had a long, unattractive ramp entry.”

Mayor Lindsay agreed, and was quick to point out that the Hall of Science was “inherited from the previous administration.”

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But in concluding its report, the City Planning Commission recommended that the expansion should proceed because the realization of those plans could transform the Hall of Science into “one of the most notable of its kind in the world.”  The Commission’s caveat was that a master plan must be laid out before any exhibit design could proceed.  The Commission hoped to assure that a properly curated museum would replace the hodgepodge of corporate exhibits and Fair holdovers that was then on view.

 

Read more history of the Hall of Science in the NYSCI Archives.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Congratulations Maureen Connolly.  We hope you enjoy your portable TV!

 

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Read more history of the Hall of Science in the NYSCI Archives.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Grab your rockets and get ready to blast off! NYSCI is hosting Maker Camps Virtual Summer Camp.

First activity for the day at 2 pm is how to create your own milk carton rockets.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will be dropping by to talk about his trip to the moon and his vision for the future of space travel, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center will talk about NASA’s bold project to explore the first, luminous sparks of the universe.

Live on Google+ Hangouts 2 pm EST.

Join Maker Camp Live

 

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

We have another entry to the Make It At Home Challenge! This one comes from Logan who built his luminescent night light out of Legos. We love how he created a pattern of alternating clear and opaque bricks. Bet this makes some cool shadows. Great work Logan!
View this post and other submissions on the Maker Space tumblr blog.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Joining Robert Moses and John Lindsay in spurring on the proposed Hall of Science expansion was Queens Borough President Mario Cariello. A public servant for nearly three decades before becoming BP in 1963, Cariello had a reputation for sincerity and competence, not to mention “good looks, personal warmth, and articulate speech.”

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Cariello went to Washington personally to lobby for the Atomarium.  He believed the project “means so much to the people of Queens that we can’t take any chances of losing it.”

As we’ll see Cariello, was the first of several Queens Borough Presidents who were instrumental in advancing–and saving–the Hall of Science.

 

cariello to press for atomarium

Read more about the history of the New York Hall of Science in the NYSCI Archives.