Learning Lab

Investing in Early Childhood Learning

Learning Lab

Make, Design & Engineer

Learning Lab

Computational & Systems Thinking, Sustainability

Learning Lab

Youth Development

At the Museum, in our Community, around the World


NYSCI's Learning Lab is a hub for researchers, developers, and producers in education, to create and study new ways of delivering equitable learning opportunities for everyone and bringing our Design, Make, Play philosophy to life.

Nourish Young Minds
Investing in Early Childhood Learning

New research is giving us new insight into young children's scientific and mathematical reasoning. At NYSCI, we translate that knowledge into innovative programs and coaching for families and early childhood educators.

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Remake Your World
Make, Design & Engineer

Our researchers and designers work together to create genuinely equitable opportunities for all learners to discover the impact we can have on the world around us.

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Tackle Complexity
Computational & Systems Thinking, Sustainability

NYSCI is leading the field in developing playful, inviting pathways into understanding complex systems, including our environment, our cities, and our digital networks.

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Realize Your Passion
Youth Development

For more than 30 years, NYSCI has inspired and guided young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

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NYSCI has impact in the community, and around the world

apps
Apple’s App Store has highlighted NYSCI’s The Pack as an “App of the Day,” saying that Algos, The Pack’s fictional world, “encourages children to learn and master the use of algorithms.”
resources
NYSCI has created an interactive, web-based comic book that explores diseases that can be spread from humans to other animals. Transmissions: Gone Viral can be downloaded online for free and is geared towards middle school students.
apps
NYSCI in partnership with Design I/O has created an app for iPad, Mac OS and Windows, that pairs environmental concepts with practice in computational thinking.

Nourish Young Minds

Every day at NYSCI, we inspire children, families, and teachers to create a future fueled by science and invention. Your support helps drive transformative learning at the museum, in the community, and around the world.