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Spend Spring Break at NYSCI testing, making and playing games. Work with Movement Creative to learn the fundamentals of parkour and how to create your own movement-based game. Try your hand at “How Many Zombies is Too Many Zombies?”, which was developed by Gigantic Mechanic in collaboration with Angelika Manhart as part of NYSCI’s ACCESS 2017 program. Play zombie tag while you learn how mathematical models work. Play science games created by NYSCI Designers-in-Residence, Killer Snails. And test new games designed by NYSCI Explainers, in collaboration with Killer Snails.

Games Schedule:
House-made games with Design Lab — April 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6; noon – 4 pm
Join Design Lab for a total game fest, with their plethora of house-made versions of some of our favorite childhood games. Think chess, Connect 4 and Checkers.

How Many Zombies Are Too Many Zombies? — April 2, 3, 4 & 5, 2018; noon – 4 pm
In How Many Zombies Are Too Many Zombies? players take on the role of scientists helping the “Center for Calamity Control” simulate a zombie outbreak. Facilitators introduce participants to mathematical modeling and the ways they can be used to simulate, analyze and make predictions about the complex real-world phenomenon. This experience grew out of a collaboration between the mathematician, Angelika Manhart, and the game design studio, Gigantic Mechanic as part of ACCESS 2017.

Exploring Microbes in VR— April 2, 3, 4 & 5, 2018; noon – 4 pm
See what the NYSCI Explainers working with Designer-in-Residence, Jaehyun Kim have created to explore Virtual Reality with NYSCI visitors. In this cart activity, visitors will use VR to explore the Atacama Desert, which gives us clues to life on Mars.

Movement Games with the Movement Creative — April 2 & 4, 2018; noon – 4 pm
Come play some of Movement Creative’s favorite movement games and become a real world game designer – having fun changing rules and learning parkour. This open-activation will explore systems thinking through game design. Visitors will play test and create new games that help us grow!

Parkour NYC — April 3 & 5, 2018, noon – 4 pm
Join Parkour NYC for an introduction to Parkour movement by taking a turn on a short obstacle course, and learn tips and moves from hourly demonstrations. The Parkour NYC mission is to improve the lives of New Yorkers by creating safe spaces with the city for its practitioners. To increase awareness about the Parkour NYC community and to further the physical fitness and mental freedom of the New York City’s youth.

Issa’s Edible Adventures App with Aliya Leekong— April 4, 2018; noon – 4 pm
Meet Aliya Leekong, cookbook author and creator of Issa’s Edible Adventures, an iOS app aimed at teaching kids diversity, social studies, global citizenship and cooking! Through the app, you follow a young chef as she travels around the world and back to her mom’s restaurant kitchen. Author Aliya Leekong will discuss her background, inspirations and app development.

Dive with Killer Snails! — April 4, 2018; noon – 4 pm
Come meet the award-winning team, currently working as Designers-in-Residence at NYSCI. Play their newest VR game and learn about the depths of the ocean. BioDive is an immersive virtual reality experience where middle school students are marine biologists studying the delicate ecosystems of venomous marine snails.

Playtest with NYSCI explainers and the Designers-in-Residence Killer Snails! — April 6, 2018; noon – 4 pm
Be one of the first players to play a new digital game developed by NYSCI Explainers! In this game, the player’s goal is to become a Junior Explainer by visiting and explaining an exhibit.

Be one of the first players to also play a new tabletop game developed by NYSCI Explainers. In this game, players use items from various exhibits within the museum to create your own story.

Free with NYSCI admission.

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