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

Bug Day
June 24
12 – 4 pm

Hold bugs, motorize and animate bugs, or take a carnivorous plant workshop at this one-day, annual event.

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Come to NYSCI this summer for outdoor, hands-on experiments and action.

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World Maker Faire
September 23 to September 24

A family fun festival to MAKE, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.

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Science for Nanos, the long-running series of family matinee programs at the Imagine Science Film Festival, returns to NYSCI with a new selection of unique, informative and inspiring films for younger audiences.

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Meet special effects artists and technologists, while participating in hands-on activities and exploring the science of creepy.

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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

At this adults-only event, meet some bees and learn about beekeeping and mead making from local experts.

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Explore various animal homes and learn about habitats, the plants and animals within them, and how they are all connected.

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Bug Day
June 24
12 – 4 pm

Hold bugs, motorize and animate bugs, or take a carnivorous plant workshop at this one-day, annual event.

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Make It: Wooden Bobble Bugs
June 24
12 – 4 pm

Learn how to use basic woodworking tools like saws and clamps to create your own wooden Bobble Bug!

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