Campaign funds contributed from dozens of foundations, corporations, and individual philanthropists enabled NYSCI to restore the original 1964 Great Hall and launch groundbreaking new exhibitions and large-scale events that enable the museum to serve as a premier destination for children and families. An investment was also made in NYSCI’s work beyond-the-walls of the museum, enabling the development of math and science applications that foster deep engagement, open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, and delight.

Campaign support made it possible for NYSCI to partner with the formal education sector to foster teacher excellence and provided funds to expand NYSCI’s signature Science Career Ladder program to include rich professional development offerings for aspiring youth in the community. Finally, the campaign enabled NYSCI to launch the Sara Lee Schupf Family Center for Play, Science, and Technology (SciPlay), an applied research and development initiative designed to create new products that enhance how we engage and support young people in learning science.

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