School Programs

Explore science both in-school and out-of-school. 

Explore science your way.


NYSCI is one of the leading providers of educational programming for students and teachers. Enhance your field trip experience with one of our hands-on inquiry-based science workshops, which are correlated to New York City and New York State Standards.

Early Childhood & Early Elementary Workshops

Your youngest scientists will have plenty of space to explore and learn when they visit on one of NYSCI’s special dates reserved exclusively for early childhood and early elementary students.

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Elementary to Middle School Workshops

Enhance your field trip experience with one of our hands-on inquiry-based
science workshops, which are correlated to New York City and New York State Standards.

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Middle School to High School Workshops

Enhance your field trip experience with one of our hands-on inquiry-based
science workshops, which are correlated to New York City and New York State Standards.

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Maker Space Group Programs

Maker Space is a learning environment where school groups and teachers can tinker, design and create together. Everyday materials are reused in exciting ways that encourage experimentation and collaboration to develop 21st-century skills.

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Connected Worlds Challenge

Six immersive, imaginary environments, a towering waterfall and a flood plain make up Connected Worlds, an exhibition about sustainability and interconnectedness within ecosystems. Students transform these ecosystems as they explore the connections within and among the environments of a plains, desert, jungle, wetlands, river valley and reservoir.

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Design Lab Activity Sessions

Design Lab is a new experience consisting of distinct areas that allow students to engage in activities, experiments, and challenges that provide a deeper understanding of engineering and the design process. Design Lab encourages students to look at the materials around them in new ways.

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STEM Live! Virtual Visits

Visit and interact with NYSCI from your school or learning center using a variety of video conferencing technologies.

NYSCI On the Go!

Can’t come to NYSCI? We’ll come to you! NYSCI travels offsite to schools, organizations and community events to make STEM come alive in your location.

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Plan Your Day at NYSCI

Resources

NYSCI’s offers educators access to our Teacher Resource collection, which includes lesson plans, activities and curriculum standards.

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Teachers

NYSCI offers innovative professional development experiences for teachers of all grades including pre-service and after-school teachers. Our goal is to help teachers infuse their classes with hands-on activities, scientific inquiry, strong content, science communication and literacy to strengthen, inspire and excite STEM teaching and learning.

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Special Scholarship Opportunities

Google Field Trip Days:
Enhance your Field Trip with an Enrichment Activity Through the support of Google, NYSCI is offering NYC Title I public schools free 45-minute Design Lab Activity Sessions, 3D Theater Presentations or Connected Worlds Sessions with paid group admission. Cannot be combined with other offers. Space is limited.

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Exhibits

Presented in the iconic Great Hall, Connected Worlds immerses visitors in a fantastical animated world where your actions – gestures, movements, and decisions – impact how well the world is kept in balance.

Exhibits

Design Lab encourages visitors to be creative while experimenting with structures, circuits, simple materials and more.

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Through dozens of playground elements like slides, seesaws, sand pits, and fog machines, visitors of all ages and abilities can explore the scientific principles of motion, balance, sound, sight and simple machines, as well as sun, wind, and water.

Noticing Tools

A creative platform for STEM learning, Noticing Tools™ are a groundbreaking suite of iPad apps that make learning math and science irresistible through play, creative design projects, and collaboration.

 
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Six thousand K–8 students from New York City Title 1 schools will participate in Google's Field Trip Days during the 2016-2017 school year.
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Curriculum will be part of the award-winning STEMscopes PreK–12 product suite.
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More than 600 students will participate in this free program that aims to stimulate interest among children in STEM.