Public Programs

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

activities & events
Space Out Summer

NYSCI celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission with a summer filled with flight and space-themed exhibits, workshops, demonstrations, installations and a new film.

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Exhibits
ACCESS

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

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What is the Designers-in-Residence Program?

NYSCI is seeking deep engagements with local thinkers, creators, makers, educators, artists, technicians, architects, and engineers working in and around the design community for the second year of its Designers-in-Residence (DiR) Program.

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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!

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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.

Camps

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.

DESIGN-MAKE-PLAY INNOVATION CAMPS

Schools

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

Dowel Sculptures
October 20

Design and build sculptures and structures using dowels, rubber bands and embellishments.

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Design and build solutions to a range of LEGO challenges from building the tallest tower, to designing a marble maze, to creating pixelated images and more.

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Costume Creation
October 20

Design different costumes based on the different weekly themes in Design Lab.

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The 3D Periodic Table
October 20
10 am – 5 pm

Join us as we celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table. View a large-scale 3D periodic table, built by the New York section of the American Chemical Society.

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