Admission Fees


Save 35% On Select Mondays

Book your trip for select Mondays in January and February and receive 35% off the regular field trip price! Limited space is still available for the following dates in January and February:

  • January 8, 22 and 29
  • February 5 and 12


Reserved Groups
  • Groups from NYC’s 5-boroughs: $6 per person
  • Non-NYC Groups: $8 per person
  • 1 chaperone (age 18 and older) free for every 5 children
  • Minimum: 10 paying visitors
  • All fees must be paid in full, in advance of a trip


Special needs Groups
  • Groups from NYC’s 5-boroughs: $6 per person
  • Non-NYC Groups: $8 per person
  • 1 Chaperone (age 18 and older) free for every paid visitor
  • Minimum 5 paying visitors


Science Playground Groups
  • $4 per student, plus admission fee
  • One chaperone free for every five children
  • Extra adults $4


3D Theater Groups
  • $4 per student, chaperones and extra adults


Rocket Park Mini Golf Groups
  • $4 per student


Connected Worlds Groups
  • $4 per student



Title 1 public middle schools in New York City are eligible to participate in Con Edison’s STEM Days Out, a free program that aims to stimulate interest among children in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Students will engage in a full day of learning including a facilitated group session in Connected Worlds and National Geographic’s movie Extreme Weather 3D.



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

  • January 2018: 5, 9, 16, 25 and 31
  • February 2018: 1, 7 and 26
  • March 2018: 9, 14, 20, 22, 28 and 30
  • April 2018: 11, 12, 13, 17 and 27
  • May 2018: 1, 2, 3, 11, 23, 24 and 29
  • June 2018: 1 and 5


Payment Methods and Policy

Advance payment in full is required for all group reservations. Payment is due two weeks prior to the trip date. Purchase Orders and any modifications must be received two weeks prior to the trip date. We consider Purchase Orders to be a binding commitment. The school or organization will be billed for the full amount on the purchase order after the trip.


NYSCI Cancellation & Refund Terms and Conditions

No refunds will be issued. A credit will be given towards another trip (up to a year after the canceled trip), which must be booked within a month of the cancellation or NYSCI will treat the credit as a donation. Purchase Orders will be billed for the full amount or the trip may be rescheduled in accordance with above.

If there are absentees on the day of the trip:

If your group has fewer children than originally booked, group admission fees can be applied to one of the following:

  • A future group visit to NYSCI
  • Science Playground
  • Rocket Park Mini Golf
  • 3D Theater
  • Connected Worlds

Admission passes — Up to $150 value. These will be provided for absentees to visit within the following six months (not valid for groups).

Science Playground, 3D Movie Theater, Connected Worlds and Rocket Park Mini Golf fees are non-transferable, except when NYSCI closes Science Playground and Mini Golf due to inclement weather conditions.

Severe Weather Conditions

Groups canceling a trip due to severe weather conditions such as heavy snow, flooding or hurricane warnings will be given credit toward another trip (up to a year after the canceled trip). The new trip must be booked within a month of the cancellation or NYSCI will treat the credit as a donation.

Chaperone Policy

Groups must be chaperoned at all times. Unruly groups will be asked to leave. Group rates are for a minimum of 10 paying visitors. Groups with fewer than one chaperone per 10 children will be charged $6 per missing chaperone.

Directions to NYSCI by Bus

Parking is free for groups on buses or in vans.


Long Island Expressway (LIE) East

Take LIE East to Exit 21 (108th Street). Turn left on 108th Street, right on 52nd Avenue, and then left on 111th Street. The NYSCI entrance at 49th Avenue is on the right.


LIE West

Take LIE West to Exit 22A. Follow the service road west. Right on Waldron Street and right on Saultell
Avenue, which becomes 111th Street. The NYSCI entrance is on the right.


From Brooklyn

Take the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to LIE East. Follow LIE East directions, above.


From Manhattan/Midtown Tunnel

Follow LIE East directions, above.


From Bronx/Westchester

Take Whitestone Bridge to Whitestone Expressway to Van Wyck Expressway Exit 12A (LIE East/College Point Boulevard). Right onto College Point Boulevard, right onto LIE West service road. Follow LIE West directions, above.


From RFK/Triborough Bridge

Take the Astoria Boulevard Exit. Take Astoria Boulevard to 108th Street. Right on 108th Street, left on 50th Avenue to 111th Street. Enter NYSCI at 49th Avenue.


From North New Jersey

Take the George Washington Bridge to RFK/Triborough Bridge. Follow RFK/Triborough Bridge directions, above.

Public Transportation

Take 7 train to 111th Street Station. Walk three blocks south. Please Note: For the most up-to-date subway service advisories, please visit