Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Exhibits, activities and real brains bring neuroscience to life for adults and kids of all ages. As part of NYC Brain Awareness Week, scientists and NYSCI Explainers describe the brain’s different parts, demonstrate how it allows us to sense our environment and control our muscles, and discover similarities between human and animal cognition.

Activities will be located in Seeing The Light exhibit. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Free with NYSCI admission.

BraiNY includes events citywide for all ages. Check out the calendar at comebebraiNY.com

For general information about Brain Awareness Week, coordinated by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, visit www.dana.org/BAW.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

In this activity, you will gather and test how much light passes through the different types of leaves in your neighborhood by utilizing Google’s Science Journal app. Grades: 2nd and 3rd. Duration: 30 – 40 minutes.

 

Have You Ever Noticed Sunlight Passing Through Leaves?

As one of the few planets that can sustain life, Earth hosts a huge variety of life, most of which require light to grow and thrive. One of the best and most obvious examples of this is trees. Even among trees, there a great many varieties. If you take a look around your own neighborhood, you will likely notice many different types of trees with many different types of leaves.

Many people turn to trees for shade when it’s hot out because the leaves block the rays of the sun, but while we may benefit from this, leaves have a very important job to do for the survival of the tree: they must capture the light energy from the sun to power the process of photosynthesis. During photosynthesis, the light energy from the sun powers the chemical reaction to combine carbon dioxide in the air with water. This creates oxygen, which animals breathe, and starchy carbohydrates, which are the energy-packed building blocks of all trees.

Trees that grow in different climates develop different ways of using sunlight for photosynthesis. You can tell a lot about a tree just from the shape of its leaves and how much sunlight each leaf will let through.

 

What Trees Are in Your Neighborhood?

When you walk through your neighborhood, what trees do you see? (Adult supervision required. Classroom teachers can collect leaves for their students if desired.) Gather one leaf from at least three different trees that you see. Most of the time you can just grab a leaf that has fallen to the ground, but if the branches are low enough, make sure to pluck the leaf from the stem. One of the first things to notice is, whether the stem has multiple leaves attached or just one.

 

Identifying Your Green Neighbors

Once you’ve collected some leaves, it’s time to identify them. In the past, this used to be a slow and sometimes difficult process, but today there are lots of tools on the Internet that make it easy. Here is a brief list of some such tools:

If you’ve collected many leaves, it may be helpful to label them as you learn what they are. An easy way to do this is with masking tape and a pen.

Now that you know some of the species of trees in your neighborhood, you can read up about those trees to learn more, but it’s so much more fun to explore first-hand using the leaves you have.

 

Leaf Translucency

As we have learned, leaves block the sun’s rays, creating shade, but some sunlight passes through leaves. How much sunlight passes through depends on how many features the leaf has. Let’s take a look at the leaves that you have.

For this activity you will need the following materials:

  • A cell phone or tablet with the Google Science Journal app.
  • The leaves you have gathered.
  • A flat surface either outdoors or in daylight (a flashlight can be used if done indoors).

 
Make sure the Google Science Journal app (GSJ app) is measuring light or Lux which a measurement of how much light is reaching a given surface.

The light from any source looses intensity the farther away from that source it travels. To give you an idea of the amount of Lux you may experience daily, the full moon provides approximately 1 Lux of illumination while direct sunlight is approximately 30,000 Lux. Average daylight might be around 3,000 Lux (see image above). Your cell phone or device uses the Lux sensor to determine how bright to display the screen; the brighter the ambient light, the brighter the display. Determine where the Lux sensor is located on your cell phone or device. You can place the tip of your finger over various places along the edge of your phone; when you notice the Lux meter reading drop to zero you’ve found the location of the sensor (see image below).

 
1. Hit the record button located at the bottom of the Google Science Journal app to begin recording your first observation.

 
2. Place a leaf over the Lux sensor, being careful not to place your finger over the sensor.

 
3. Press stop on the recording (same button as record) and then press the edit pencil icon (see below) on the top right to name the trial. It’s best to name it after the tree the leaf belonged to.

 
4. Press the back arrow in the top left to return to your observation recording, then tap the eye icon to continue with your observations (see image below).

 
Repeat the process until you have seen how much light gets through each leaf or, in other words, the translucency of each leaf.

 

What Does Leaf Translucency Tell Me?

There are many things that affect the translucency of a leaf. In fact, the more features a leaf has, the less translucent it is likely to be. On one end of the spectrum are thin leaves that are very translucent. These tend to be leaves that grow in fair weather climates where the leaves have access to sunlight, moisture, and rich nutrient-dense soil. One example of this is a mint leaf. On the other end of the spectrum are dense leaves that are much less transparent. These leaves tend to grow in harsher climates that challenge growth in one way or another. One example is an aloe leaf. Aloe plants have fleshy leaves that hold water to sustain the plant during a drought. To help prevent water loss through to the leaves and to reflect excess light away from the plant, aloes have a waxy coating on the outside of the leaves.

So what features did you notice on the leaves you gathered? Did any of them have a fuzzy coating or a waxy coating which can help it to reduce water loss? Were the leaves large, allowing it to collect as much sunlight as possible, or small, narrow and compact, reducing its surface area to gather less sunlight and stay cooler?

Chances are that many of the leaves you have collected share many similarities since they are growing in the same climate. However, even in the same climate, there is variation in trees and different trees develop different adaptations for dealing with their surroundings. Often, the evidence of these adaptations is in the leaves.

 

More on Things That Grow in Your Neighborhood

We hope you have enjoyed exploring tree leaves in your neighborhood. In your adventures gathering leaves, you may have noticed a lot more than just trees growing. There are a great many plants that grow in whatever climate you may live in, even in cracks on the ground. If you expand your observations to include bugs, insects, and other wildlife, you will begin to see the network that exists around you that you may have overlooked before. Consider the fact that all these things need the light from the sun in some way or other. We encourage you to continue exploring your living environment and growing right along with it.


 

Making a Better Speaker activity is made possible with support from Making & Science, an initiative of Google.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

(THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL)

Dig in dirt and discover the wonderful world of plants. Discover the different parts of a plant and why plants are such an important part of our daily lives.

Join us for hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich projects in workshops specially designed for young children, ages 3 – 5, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings.

Family Science Adventures for kids with differences include a small teacher-to-student ratio as students practice focusing/concentration, social cognition, collaboration/teamwork, listening/comprehension skills
and more. Our educators are trained to work with kids with differences.

These free workshops provide opportunities to enjoy family time at the museum in a welcoming, safe and understanding environment, allow parents to network with one another, and help families discover the wonder of science learning together. Materials will include visual schedules, a communication booklet and more.

Sometimes creativity can get messy, so please dress your little scientist (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered.

To register and for more information, call 718-683-9366 or email dmeza@nysci.orgPreregistration is required.

 

This program is free for families and is made possible through generous support from the Jesse and Joan Kupferberg Foundation.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position


Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all – that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend. Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, Cousteau invites viewers to dive into this whole new world that will leave them in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what they have either seen for the first time or perhaps re-discovered along the journey. Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Secret Ocean 3D introduces audiences to over 30 species, illuminating behaviors captured for the first time thanks to the development of new tools that allow underwater filming in 3D, ultra- HD 5K, slow motion, macro, and with motion control, and takes them to remarkable and vibrant environments such as the Bahamas, Fiji, and Bimini.

Duration: 20 minutes.

Schedule:
July 12 – June 30, 2018
Daily at 11 am & 1 pm

Price:
$6 adults, $5 children, students and seniors, plus NYSCI admission.
(Members: $4 per person; free for Family Explorer members.)

Reserved school groups: $4 per person, plus group admission.

 

*Please be advised, purchase of museum admission is required in order to visit our 3D theater.

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Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Hold bugs, make your own Bobble Bug, or explore the science of beeswax at this one-day, annual event. You can learn about and handle a variety of bugs, including an array of insects and spiders presented by members of the New York City Entomological Society and NYSCI’s own hissing cockroaches. Meet a local beekeeper and sample some honey. Learn the difference between entomology and entomophagy, and even taste a bug!

 

 

Activities:

  • DIY Bug Observation Journals – Visitors can use recycled DVD cases to make journals for amateur entomology.
  • Make it: Wooden Bobble Bugs – Learn how to use basic woodworking tools like saws and clamps to create your own wooden Bobble Bug! Combining simple woodworking and a spring you can create a wiggling, bouncing, bobbling insect. (Sessions: 12 pm; 1:30 pm; 3 pm) 
  • Beeswax Science (2 – 4 pm) Buzz into the world of beeswax and discover exciting ways of using this natural material.
  • Observe and hold a variety of insects and arachnids with members of the NY Entomological Society
  • Learn about a wide variety of insect and arachnid species from Craig Zammiello’s stunning collection.
  • Hold and learn about NYSCI’s Hissing Cockroaches.
  • Beekeeping 101 with Tim O’Neal and his mobile hive. Learn about bees, beekeeping and taste some honey.

 

Talk:

  • 2 pm – Entomology and Entomophagy by Louis Sorkin.
    Learn about the science of entomology and the benefits of entomophagy, and join our bug tasting!

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Home is where the heart is! Explore various animal homes and learn about habitats, the plants and animals within them, and how they are all connected.

Join us for hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich projects in workshops specially designed for children, ages 5–7, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings.

Science Scouts workshops include a small teacher-to-student ratio as students practice focusing/concentration, social cognition, collaboration/teamwork, listening/comprehension skills and more. Our educators are trained to work with kids with differences.

These free workshops provide opportunities to enjoy family time at the museum in a welcoming, safe and understanding environment, allow parents to network with one another, and help families discover the wonder of science learning together. Materials will include visual schedules, a communication booklet and more.

Sometimes creativity can get messy, so please dress your young scientist (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered.

 

To register and for more information, call 718-683-9366 or email dmeza@nysci.orgPreregistration is required.

 

This program is free for families and is made possible through generous support from the Jesse and Joan Kupferberg Foundation.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Explore the fascinating world of insects and their habitats. Discover the ways insects move and make a cardboard insect to mimic their unique motions.

Join us for hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich projects in workshops specially designed for children, ages 5–7, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings.

Science Scouts workshops include a small teacher-to-student ratio as students practice focusing/concentration, social cognition, collaboration/teamwork, listening/comprehension skills and more. Our educators are trained to work with kids with differences.

These free workshops provide opportunities to enjoy family time at the museum in a welcoming, safe and understanding environment, allow parents to network with one another, and help families discover the wonder of science learning together. Materials will include visual schedules, a communication booklet and more.

Sometimes creativity can get messy, so please dress your young scientist (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered.

 

To register and for more information, call 718-683-9366 or email dmeza@nysci.orgPreregistration is required.

 

This program is free for families and is made possible through generous support from the Jesse and Joan Kupferberg Foundation.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

The Art of Science 2014 showcases images of artistic merit created during the course of scientific research. The exhibition spurs debate among artists about the nature of art, opens scientists to new ways of “seeing” their own research, and serves as a window through which the general public can appreciate both art and science. These images were chosen from more than 250 submissions from undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, staff and alumni representing more than 25 different departments at Princeton University. They span the fields of electrical engineering, ecology, evolution, chemistry and biology with images of termites, cockroaches, fruit flies and geological structures.

Featured Photo
Watermarks by Sara Sadri, postdoc, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University.

“Watermarks” is by Sara Sadri (postdoctoral researcher). Water can erode rock, carve through cliffs, and sculpt sand. Water moving back and forth on the Atlantic coast created this intricate pattern. As a hydrologist, I am fascinated by the natural phenomena of our beautiful planet. The way water in this picture found its way back to the ocean reminded me of a peacock’s tail spreading under the sun or a woman’s hair blowing in the wind.

Free with NYSCI admission.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Clubs are offered one day a week for a  total of 8 sessions.

Grades 3–4  (Wednesdays) March 12 – May 14 (no session on April 16)

Grades 1–2 (Thursdays ) March 13 – May 15 (no session on April 17)

Investigate the natural world and how humans impact our environment with fun, hands on experiments. Explore the benefits of composting and recycling. Create a self-sustaining mini biosphere. Investigate where your drinking water comes from and how it gets to your home. Participants will have an opportunity to explore our local ecosystem including Flushing Meadows Park (weather permitting).

After- School Science Clubs offer students a fun and enriching science experience one day a week. Club activities are designed to enhance topics or skills that students are learning in school. Each session includes homework help, snack time, exhibit exploration and theme-related science experiments.

Advance registration is required.

Register online today!

Fee: $275
NYSCI Members: $250

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Clubs are offered one day a week for a  total of 8 sessions.

Grades 3–4  (Wednesdays) March 12 – May 14 (no session on April 16)

Grades 1–2 (Thursdays ) March 13 – May 15 (no session on April 17)

Investigate the natural world and how humans impact our environment with fun, hands on experiments. Explore the benefits of composting and recycling. Create a self-sustaining mini biosphere. Investigate where your drinking water comes from and how it gets to your home. Participants will have an opportunity to explore our local ecosystem including Flushing Meadows Park (weather permitting).

After- School Science Clubs offer students a fun and enriching science experience one day a week. Club activities are designed to enhance topics or skills that students are learning in school. Each session includes homework help, snack time, exhibit exploration and theme-related science experiments.

Advance registration is required.

Register online today!

Fee: $275
NYSCI Members: $250

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Clubs are offered one day a week for a  total of 8 sessions.

Grades 3–4  (Wednesdays) March 12 – May 14 (no session on April 16)

Grades 1–2 (Thursdays ) March 13 – May 15 (no session on April 17)

Investigate the natural world and how humans impact our environment with fun, hands on experiments. Explore the benefits of composting and recycling. Create a self-sustaining mini biosphere. Investigate where your drinking water comes from and how it gets to your home. Participants will have an opportunity to explore our local ecosystem including Flushing Meadows Park (weather permitting).

After- School Science Clubs offer students a fun and enriching science experience one day a week. Club activities are designed to enhance topics or skills that students are learning in school. Each session includes homework help, snack time, exhibit exploration and theme-related science experiments.

Advance registration is required.

Register online today!

Fee: $275
NYSCI Members: $250

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Clubs are offered one day a week for a  total of 8 sessions.

Grades 3–4  (Wednesdays) March 12 – May 14 (no session on April 16)

Grades 1–2 (Thursdays ) March 13 – May 15 (no session on April 17)

Investigate the natural world and how humans impact our environment with fun, hands on experiments. Explore the benefits of composting and recycling. Create a self-sustaining mini biosphere. Investigate where your drinking water comes from and how it gets to your home. Participants will have an opportunity to explore our local ecosystem including Flushing Meadows Park (weather permitting).

After- School Science Clubs offer students a fun and enriching science experience one day a week. Club activities are designed to enhance topics or skills that students are learning in school. Each session includes homework help, snack time, exhibit exploration and theme-related science experiments.

Advance registration is required.

Register online today!

Fee: $275
NYSCI Members: $250

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Clubs are offered one day a week for a  total of 8 sessions.

Grades 3–4  (Wednesdays) March 12 – May 14 (no session on April 16)

Grades 1–2 (Thursdays ) March 13 – May 15 (no session on April 17)

Investigate the natural world and how humans impact our environment with fun, hands on experiments. Explore the benefits of composting and recycling. Create a self-sustaining mini biosphere. Investigate where your drinking water comes from and how it gets to your home. Participants will have an opportunity to explore our local ecosystem including Flushing Meadows Park (weather permitting).

After- School Science Clubs offer students a fun and enriching science experience one day a week. Club activities are designed to enhance topics or skills that students are learning in school. Each session includes homework help, snack time, exhibit exploration and theme-related science experiments.

Advance registration is required.

Register online today!

Fee: $275
NYSCI Members: $250

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Clubs are offered one day a week for a  total of 8 sessions.

Grades 3–4  (Wednesdays) March 12 – May 14 (no session on April 16)

Grades 1–2 (Thursdays ) March 13 – May 15 (no session on April 17)

Investigate the natural world and how humans impact our environment with fun, hands on experiments. Explore the benefits of composting and recycling. Create a self-sustaining mini biosphere. Investigate where your drinking water comes from and how it gets to your home. Participants will have an opportunity to explore our local ecosystem including Flushing Meadows Park (weather permitting).

After- School Science Clubs offer students a fun and enriching science experience one day a week. Club activities are designed to enhance topics or skills that students are learning in school. Each session includes homework help, snack time, exhibit exploration and theme-related science experiments.

Advance registration is required.

Register online today!

Fee: $275
NYSCI Members: $250

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Clubs are offered one day a week for a  total of 8 sessions.

Grades 3–4  (Wednesdays) March 12 – May 14 (no session on April 16)

Grades 1–2 (Thursdays ) March 13 – May 15 (no session on April 17)

Investigate the natural world and how humans impact our environment with fun, hands on experiments. Explore the benefits of composting and recycling. Create a self-sustaining mini biosphere. Investigate where your drinking water comes from and how it gets to your home. Participants will have an opportunity to explore our local ecosystem including Flushing Meadows Park (weather permitting).

After- School Science Clubs offer students a fun and enriching science experience one day a week. Club activities are designed to enhance topics or skills that students are learning in school. Each session includes homework help, snack time, exhibit exploration and theme-related science experiments.

Advance registration is required.

Register online today!

Fee: $275
NYSCI Members: $250

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Clubs are offered one day a week for a  total of 8 sessions.

Grades 3–4  (Wednesdays) March 12 – May 14 (no session on April 16)

Grades 1–2 (Thursdays ) March 13 – May 15 (no session on April 17)

Investigate the natural world and how humans impact our environment with fun, hands on experiments. Explore the benefits of composting and recycling. Create a self-sustaining mini biosphere. Investigate where your drinking water comes from and how it gets to your home. Participants will have an opportunity to explore our local ecosystem including Flushing Meadows Park (weather permitting).

After- School Science Clubs offer students a fun and enriching science experience one day a week. Club activities are designed to enhance topics or skills that students are learning in school. Each session includes homework help, snack time, exhibit exploration and theme-related science experiments.

Advance registration is required.

Register online today!

Fee: $275
NYSCI Members: $250

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Clubs are offered one day a week for a  total of 8 sessions.

Grades 3–4  (Wednesdays) March 12 – May 14 (no session on April 16)

Grades 1–2 (Thursdays ) March 13 – May 15 (no session on April 17)

Investigate the natural world and how humans impact our environment with fun, hands on experiments. Explore the benefits of composting and recycling. Create a self-sustaining mini biosphere. Investigate where your drinking water comes from and how it gets to your home. Participants will have an opportunity to explore our local ecosystem including Flushing Meadows Park (weather permitting).

After- School Science Clubs offer students a fun and enriching science experience one day a week. Club activities are designed to enhance topics or skills that students are learning in school. Each session includes homework help, snack time, exhibit exploration and theme-related science experiments.

Advance registration is required.

Register online today!

Fee: $275
NYSCI Members: $250

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Clubs are offered one day a week for a  total of 8 sessions.

Grades 3–4  (Wednesdays) March 12 – May 14 (no session on April 16)

Grades 1–2 (Thursdays ) March 13 – May 15 (no session on April 17)

Investigate the natural world and how humans impact our environment with fun, hands on experiments. Explore the benefits of composting and recycling. Create a self-sustaining mini biosphere. Investigate where your drinking water comes from and how it gets to your home. Participants will have an opportunity to explore our local ecosystem including Flushing Meadows Park (weather permitting).

After- School Science Clubs offer students a fun and enriching science experience one day a week. Club activities are designed to enhance topics or skills that students are learning in school. Each session includes homework help, snack time, exhibit exploration and theme-related science experiments.

Advance registration is required.

Register online today!

Fee: $275
NYSCI Members: $250

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Clubs are offered one day a week for a  total of 8 sessions.

Grades 3–4  (Wednesdays) March 12 – May 14 (no session on April 16)

Grades 1–2 (Thursdays ) March 13 – May 15 (no session on April 17)

Investigate the natural world and how humans impact our environment with fun, hands on experiments. Explore the benefits of composting and recycling. Create a self-sustaining mini biosphere. Investigate where your drinking water comes from and how it gets to your home. Participants will have an opportunity to explore our local ecosystem including Flushing Meadows Park (weather permitting).

After- School Science Clubs offer students a fun and enriching science experience one day a week. Club activities are designed to enhance topics or skills that students are learning in school. Each session includes homework help, snack time, exhibit exploration and theme-related science experiments.

Advance registration is required.

Register online today!

Fee: $275
NYSCI Members: $250

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Clubs are offered one day a week for a  total of 8 sessions.

Grades 3–4  (Wednesdays) March 12 – May 14 (no session on April 16)

Grades 1–2 (Thursdays ) March 13 – May 15 (no session on April 17)

Investigate the natural world and how humans impact our environment with fun, hands on experiments. Explore the benefits of composting and recycling. Create a self-sustaining mini biosphere. Investigate where your drinking water comes from and how it gets to your home. Participants will have an opportunity to explore our local ecosystem including Flushing Meadows Park (weather permitting).

After- School Science Clubs offer students a fun and enriching science experience one day a week. Club activities are designed to enhance topics or skills that students are learning in school. Each session includes homework help, snack time, exhibit exploration and theme-related science experiments.

Advance registration is required.

Register online today!

Fee: $275
NYSCI Members: $250