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 30
12 – 4 pm

Hold bugs, make your own Bobble Bug, or explore the science of beeswax at this annual event.

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Microbe Pin-Making
June 30
1 – 3 pm

Use microbe illustrations to make a button of your favorite microbe to take and spread the word about these important parts of our ecosystem.

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Marvelous Mushrooms
July 8
12 – 4 pm

Join Designer-in-Residence Jan Man and her Explainer collaborators to discover the wonderful world of mushrooms.

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Cooking with Cover
September 29
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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Carbon Sponge Tours
August 25
12 – 2 pm

Join Designer-in-Residence Brooke Singer, and her collaborators in Carbon Sponge this summer to enjoy the garden and discuss the project. Please drop-in any time during the two-hour open session to learn about this exciting and important project.

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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.

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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

Build large structures and sculptures using only wood dowels and rubber bands.

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Explore shapes and structures by building with PVC pipes and connectors.

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Build structures that use Legos, Zoobs, and other building kits.

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Prototyping Lab
July 21
11 am – 4 pm

Test out new engineering and design activities in our Design Lab area.

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