NYSCI has weekly programs for Families, Young Children, Teens, Adults, Students & Teachers 

Public Events

NYSCI partners with a variety of organizations and individuals to make our research, prototyping and exhibits, fun and engaging. These programs can be a variety of live shows, large-scale events, festivals, temporary installations, and workshops; ranging from family events to adults only. VIEW CALENDAR

Design-Make-Play Innovation Camps
Spring & Summer Camp Registration is Open

Design Make Play Innovation Camps are designed to explore concepts in STEM, build problem-solving and communication skills and inspire the next generation of innovators.

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Brick Fest Live
April 7 to April 8

Kids and adults can get inspired, educated and entertained with LEGO bricks at this ultimate LEGO fan experience.

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Spring Break Games
April 2
12 – 4 pm

Spend Spring Break at NYSCI testing, making and playing games.

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Meet game makers and play their games as you learn about their processes and inspirations.

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Designers-In-Residence 2018

The Designers-in-Residence (DiR) program has been created to infuse innovation and current design principles, thinking and insight into NYSCI’s Science Career Ladder.

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NYSCI After Dark

NYSCI After Dark is an event series that allows adults an opportunity to enjoy the museum after hours and without younger museumgoers. NYSCI After Dark events present unique experiences that have a focus on NYSCI’s exhibits and space. The series aims to inspire, foster dialogue, and show participants that science museums are not just for kids!


Maker Space Workshops

Maker Space is a learning environment where children, teens, adults and families can tinker, design and create together.
From workshops in woodworking and plaster casting to electronics and 3D printing, we encourage experimentation, open-ended exploration, and believe that making mistakes is a great way to learn.

Young Children & Families

Make music or play with trains in Preschool Place, design and create together in Little Makers, or sign up for a family workshop. Kids and grown-ups can learn together in these fun programs and spaces.


Are you looking for a fun and educational adventure for your child during the school break? NYSCI Camps offer a unique experience exploring concepts in science, technology, and engineering through hands-on investigations. Each camp includes interactive activities, exhibit exploration, a student certificate and a free student membership. Camps are available for children in Kindergarten through Grade 5.



NYSCI offers learners of all ages many avenues to explore science both in-school and out-of-school. Whether you are a member of a school or community group, a teacher looking to grow as an educator or even in a classroom half a world away, NYSCI has programs and opportunities for you to learn about microbes, atoms, sound waves and so much more!

Design-Make-Play Everyday of the Week

Make It: WoodBots
March 24
1:30 – 5 pm

Learn how to use simple hand tools like saws and drills to make your own WoodBot.

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Astronaut Helmet Experience
March 25
10 am – 2 pm

National Geographic is on a mission to make science fun and accessible everywhere.

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Little Makers: Tinkering Engineers
March 25
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Calling all engineers! Build perseverance and new skills as you tinker, explore and build with everyday household materials and tools.

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From award-winning filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, join us for a special preview screening of the first episode of One Strange Rock, a documentary series that will air on the National Geographic Channel this March.

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