The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.
NYSCI serves schools, families and underserved communities in the New York City area, offering informal, hands-on learning through various products and services that use the “design-make-play” method of bringing delight and play to educating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
NYSCI's mission is to nurture generations of passionate learners, critical thinkers, and active citizens through an approach we call Design Make Play.
Beginning in 2008, NYSCI undertook a comprehensive modernization effort of The Great Hall with $25 million in capital support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York City Council and the Office of the Queens Borough President. Major philanthropic support was also generously provided by American Express.
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NYSCI is making STEM more accessible to more people – both on the museum floor and outside our walls.
Offering parents more. A new program called Parent University will be a component of our NYSCI Neighbors initiative that makes it easier for parents to find and use available resources.