NYSCI’s mission is to nurture passionate learners, critical thinkers, and active citizens through an approach we call Design Make Play.
Located in Queens — America’s most diverse county — NYSCI is committed to creating a world where diversity unlocks innovation, and where people learn to use science, technology, engineering, and math to tackle complex 21st century challenges.
NYSCI is more than a world-class destination for learning and play. It is where exhibits inspire visitors, where young scientists get their start, where community members come to learn, and where critical STEM education research occurs.
NYSCI has a strong track record of success - we welcome 500,000 visitors annually, provide professional development for more than 2,500 local teachers, and offer 2,000 high-school and college students mentoring opportunities with STEM professionals. Over the last three decades 95 percent of the more than 4,000 young people participating in our Science Career Ladder program have gone on to college, and 70 percent of our alumni work in STEM fields.