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

School's Out Week: Engineering Week
February 15 to February 23

Engineering Week is back again for 2020! Join us for a week full of engineering-themed activities throughout the museum.

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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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exhibits
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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The Circus Lab
February 21
12 – 3:45 pm

During this Engineering Week event, witness this 17-year-old robot arm try out for a chance to join The Circus Lab's troupe!

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Sound Studio
February 22

Create instruments to explore different sounds in our sound studio in Design Lab.

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Chain Reaction
February 22
10 am – 5:50 pm

Build a chain reaction of objects in Design Lab.

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Build with Rigamajigs
February 22
10 am – 5:50 pm

Collaborate, design and build large simple machine structures with Rigamajigs, a large scale building kit consisting of wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts and rope.

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Design-Make-Play Everyday of the Week

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!

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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