To hack is to be clever and creative, and to make things your own.
To hack is to be clever and creative, and to make things your own. Meet creative hackers and learn new tools for putting your own stamp on different aspects of your life. Most activities are free with NYSCI admission, except when noted below.
Monkey Spot Scavenger Hunt: Use your ingenuity to see NYSCI in different ways.
Open session parkour obstacle course with Movement Creative: Try out Movement Creative’s obstacle course and learn the basics of Parkour, a playful platform of movement that encourages interaction between our bodies and environment, and encourages curiosity, experimentation, strength-building, self-confidence and healthy living. All ages and levels of fitness are welcome. Sneakers/rubber soles are recommended.
“This is What a Scientist Looks Like” with LabCandy: NYSCI has invited LabCandy to Rocket Park Recess to reimagine what a scientist looks like. Founded three years ago by a Yale undergraduate, LabCandy is social venture with the mission to cultivate children’s (especially girls’) interest in science by showing them that the field has room for them. Join LabCandy CEO, Olivia Pavco-Giaccia, with her funky lab gear and lessons of kid-power, for an afternoon of colorful fun. Work with LabCandy against the nerdy STEM stereotype, and become what a scientist looks like!
12:30pm – Story time with Olivia Pavco-Giaccia: Join LabCandy’s engaging CEO, as she reads from her interactivity book, “Ava and the Copper Key,” and demonstrates an experiment from the book.
1-2pm – “Hack a Scientist Workshop”: Work with LabCandy and use different materials to transform a set of goggles, an essential part of the the ‘science uniform,’ that represents you and your unique style as an amateur scientist in the making. Fee: $6/$4 for members
2pm – Science Fashion Show: Workshop participants will have the opportunity to show off the goggles made during the “Hack a Scientist” workshop, while wearing some of LabCandy’s designs.
This event is part of our Rocket Park Recess series. Rocket Park Recess events include Monkey Spot scavenger hunts by Monkey Bar Collective, demonstrations, workshops and activities outside in Rocket Park. You’ll leave each event with new ideas about our exhibits, and how to enjoy your summer break as you eat, move and hack.