Connected Worlds

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Science Playground

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Featured Exhibits


In addition to the more than 450 interactive displays that explain science and demystify the world, NYSCI also presents seasonal featured art and science exhibits that capture the imagination of all ages.

Bionic Me
February 11 to May 5

Bionic Me explores the medical and industrial breakthroughs that have helped enhance the human experience.

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Photographer Kristin V. Rehder uses black-and-white film photographs to explore the Oswegatchie River.

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View photos taken in the New York City region that celebrate water in its diverse forms as ice, fresh water, and fog.

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Permanent Exhibits

With 100,000 plus square feet of indoor exhibition space, NYSCI presents more than 450 interactive displays that explain science and demystify the world.

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Connected Worlds

Presented in the iconic Great Hall, Connected Worlds immerses visitors in a fantastical animated world where your actions – gestures, movements, and decisions – impact how well the world is kept in balance.

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Design Lab

Design Lab encourages visitors to be creative while experimenting with structures, circuits, simple materials and more.

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Search for Life Beyond Earth

On Earth, wherever there is life, there is water. Are there other places in our solar system that might contain water and perhaps life?

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ACCESS

Explore ideas such as ecology, connected systems, sustainability and climate change through works created by artist-and-scientist teams.

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Scattered Light

Installed in inside the entrance to NYSCI, Scattered Light plays with space, light, color and perception, and changes as sunlight shifts around the building.

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Preschool Place

Preschool Place is the ideal space to explore, discover and build! Here our youngest visitors can experience multi-sensory activities in a safe, protected area.

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The Evolution – Health Connection

Explore the role of evolution and natural selection in health, illness, and prevention.

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Wild Minds

What animals really think.
Through videos, games, and displays, discover the similarities between human and animal cognition.

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Charlie & Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure

Seen through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy who is writing a report about his favorite bird—the kiwi, Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure offers an engaging story, exhibits, and activities that introduce visitors to the basics of evolution.

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Seeing the Light

Explore the sense of sight, learning how humans see and perceive color and light, and how what we think we see often may not be what is actually there.

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Mathematica

The "Queen of the Sciences" for its intrinsic beauty, mathematics mothers a host of sciences & disciplines. Designed for IBM in 1961 by world-renowned designers Charles and Ray Eames, Mathematica is the first interactive exhibition devoted to Math.

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Outdoor Exhibits

NYSCI’s 60,000 square feet of outdoor space lets you experience the Science Playground and an up-close view at vintage Atlas and Titan rockets with a nine-hole miniature golf course—proving that play really is rocket science!

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Science Playground

Through dozens of playground elements like slides, seesaws, sand pits, and fog machines, visitors of all ages and abilities can explore the scientific principles of motion, balance, sound, sight and simple machines, as well as sun, wind, and water.

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Rocket Park

Get a rare chance to explore some of the rockets and spacecraft that helped initiate the space race.

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Rocket Park Mini Golf

Rocket Park Mini Golf reveals that the same laws of motion and gravity that guide the path of a spaceship control the motion of golf balls here on Earth.

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The most unique exhibit space in New York City

Featured events

3D theater
February 2 to September 30
Discover the unexpected wonders of nature that are right in our own backyards.
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April 7 to August 18
On view at NYSCI is artist Rubén Ortiz Torres’s Alien Toy (La Ranfla Cósmica) (1997) as part of Queens Museum's Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas.
youth
May 17 • 5:30 – 8 pm
Join us for our 4rd annual STEM Career Expo to learn about the wide range of careers in STEM.

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Choose the membership option that works for you! All include free general admission, discounts on birthday parties and 3D theater shows, and invitations to member-only events.