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

Science for Nanos
October 13
2 – 3 pm

This year's films take viewers from prehistoric Earth to the reaches of outer space!

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Learn how to make nitrogen-rich seed bombs that can feed your garden beds, tree pits and empty lots throughout the fall and early spring.

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Cooking with Cover
October 13
7 – 9 pm

Join us for a night of “Cooking with Cover” where we will discuss the value of cover crops and how we are using them in Carbon Sponge while enjoying samples of cover crop foods.

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Learn what the right cover crop mix is for your beds overwinter to feed the soil and promote carbon sequestration.

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Chemistry Day
October 21
11 am – 4 pm

Celebrate chemistry with live demos, exhibits and hands-on activities from college students and volunteers from local industries.

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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

Museum Makers
September 27
3:30 – 5:30 pm

Explore the museum's exhibits through the eyes of scientists. Ask questions, collect data, uncover patterns, and design and create your very own exhibit.

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Creative Construction with Rigamajigs
September 29
10 am – 5:50 pm

Collaborate, design and build large simple machine structures with Rigamajigs.

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Prototyping Lab: Bots!
September 29
10 am – 1 pm

Prototype and explore various scribble scrabble machines and bots with the Design Lab team.

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ASD Workshops: Recycled Robots
September 29
10:30 am – 12 pm

Reduce, reuse and recycle! Transform recycled materials into fun toy robots.

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