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

Mix and blend strips and scraps of recycled paper to make soft paper clay. Think with your hands as you mold it into delightful sculptures.

Recommended for children ages 18 months and older.

Materials Fee:
$6 per child (with paid museum admission)
$5 per child (with NYSCI membership)

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Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink, and oobleck.

This program is supported in part by funding from the New York Community Bank Foundation, the Liu Foundation and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation. Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.

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

Celebrate the Year of the Dog as you tinker with LEDs and tissue paper to make a glowing lantern.

Recommended for children ages 18 months and older.

Materials Fee:
$6 per child (with paid museum admission)
$5 per child (with NYSCI membership)

Buy Tickets

Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink, and oobleck.

This program is supported in part by funding from the New York Community Bank Foundation, the Liu Foundation and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation. Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.

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 physics of how things move as we tinker with cars and trains on ramps, paint with wheels, and build our own vehicles from recycled materials. Vroom!

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.

ASD workshops for kids 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.

To register and for more information, call 718-683-9366 or email dmeza@nysci.org
Preregistration 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 everyday materials to discover the unique patterns that fingerprints leave behind. Practice molding and casting and create an exact replica of your thumb.

Recommended for children ages 18 months and older.

Materials Fee:
$6 per child (with paid museum admission)
$5 per child (with NYSCI membership)

Buy Tickets

Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink, and oobleck.

This program is supported in part by funding from the New York Community Bank Foundation, the Liu Foundation and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation. Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.

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

Reduce, reuse and recycle! Transform recycled materials into fun toy robots.

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.

ASD workshops for kids 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.

To register and for more information, call 718-683-9366 or email dmeza@nysci.org
Preregistration 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

Join us in a galaxy far, far away as we explore light and simple circuits while creating brilliantly glowing lightsabers.

This 90-minute workshop is recommended for ages 6 and older.

$5 per adult/child pair, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $3 per adult/child pair.)

Buy Tickets

Make It: Lightsabers will take place on the following days:

  • Saturday, January 6; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 7; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Saturday, January 13; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 14; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Saturday, January 20; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 21; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm

Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.

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

Investigate everyday materials to create a colorful masterpiece. Mix up a batch of washable paint to continue art-making at home.

Recommended for children ages 18 months and older.

Materials Fee:
$6 per child (with paid museum admission)
$5 per child (with NYSCI membership)

Buy Tickets

Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink, and oobleck.

This program is supported in part by funding from the New York Community Bank Foundation, the Liu Foundation and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation. Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.

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

Join us in a galaxy far, far away as we explore light and simple circuits while creating brilliantly glowing lightsabers.

This 90-minute workshop is recommended for ages 6 and older.

$5 per adult/child pair, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $3 per adult/child pair.)

Buy Tickets

Make It: Lightsabers will take place on the following days:

  • Saturday, January 6; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 7; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Saturday, January 13; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 14; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Saturday, January 20; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 21; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm

Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.

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

3…2…1… Blast off! Discover the wonders of outer space as you build and launch your own high-flying rocket that is out of this world.

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.

ASD workshops for kids 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.

To register and for more information, call 718-683-9366 or email dmeza@nysci.org
Preregistration 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

Join us in a galaxy far, far away as we explore light and simple circuits while creating brilliantly glowing lightsabers.

This 90-minute workshop is recommended for ages 6 and older.

$5 per adult/child pair, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $3 per adult/child pair.)

Buy Tickets

Make It: Lightsabers will take place on the following days:

  • Saturday, January 6; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 7; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Saturday, January 13; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 14; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Saturday, January 20; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 21; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm

Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.

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 a variety of spices and invent your own flavor as you stir up a delicious cocoa mix to enjoy at home.

Recommended for children ages 18 months and older.

Materials Fee:
$6 per child (with paid museum admission)
$5 per child (with NYSCI membership)

Buy Tickets

Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink, and oobleck.

This program is supported in part by funding from the New York Community Bank Foundation, the Liu Foundation and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation. Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.

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

Join us in a galaxy far, far away as we explore light and simple circuits while creating brilliantly glowing lightsabers.

This 90-minute workshop is recommended for ages 6 and older.

$5 per adult/child pair, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $3 per adult/child pair.)

Buy Tickets

Make It: Lightsabers will take place on the following days:

  • Saturday, January 6; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 7; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Saturday, January 13; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 14; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Saturday, January 20; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 21; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm

Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.

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

Reduce, reuse and recycle! Transform recycled materials into fun toy robots.

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.

ASD workshops for kids 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.

To register and for more information, call 718-683-9366 or email dmeza@nysci.org
Preregistration 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

Join us in a galaxy far, far away as we explore light and simple circuits while creating brilliantly glowing lightsabers.

This 90-minute workshop is recommended for ages 6 and older.

$5 per adult/child pair, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $3 per adult/child pair.)

Buy Tickets

Make It: Lightsabers will take place on the following days:

  • Saturday, January 6; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 7; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Saturday, January 13; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 14; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Saturday, January 20; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 21; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm

Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.

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

Design and create the most delicious mini gingerbread house on the block.

Recommended for children ages 18 months and older.

Materials Fee:
$9 per child (with paid museum admission)
$8 per child (with NYSCI membership)

Buy Tickets

Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink, and oobleck.

This program is supported in part by funding from the New York Community Bank Foundation, the Liu Foundation and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation. Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.

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

Join us in a galaxy far, far away as we explore light and simple circuits while creating brilliantly glowing lightsabers.

This 90-minute workshop is recommended for ages 6 and older.

$5 per adult/child pair, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $3 per adult/child pair.)

Buy Tickets

Make It: Lightsabers will take place on the following days:

  • Saturday, January 6; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 7; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Saturday, January 13; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 14; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Saturday, January 20; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 21; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm

Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.

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

Learn how to use a Silhouette Cameo Cutter, a desktop robotic cutting machine. In this workshop, take your holidays to the next level by creating intricately cut pieces of paper and mylar with simple software, to create beautiful holiday cards.

Recommended for ages 6 and older.

$3 per adult/child pair, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $1 per adult/child pair.)

Make It: Digital Paper Cutting will take place on the following days:

  • Saturday, December 2; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, December 3; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Saturday, December 9 ; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, December 10; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Saturday, December 16 ; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, December 17; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Saturday, December 23 ; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, December 24; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Sunday, December 31; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm

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

3 … 2 … 1 … Happy New Year! Ring in the New Year as you discover the physics of sound. Design and make noisemakers to use for your family’s holiday celebration.

Recommended for children ages 18 months and older. $6 per child. (Members: $5 per child)

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Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink, and oobleck.

This program is supported in part by funding from the New York Community Bank Foundation, the Liu Foundation and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation. Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.

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

Families bend, twist, light, sculpt and animate a new version of the holiday season with workshops, demos, artist installations and more.

ReMake the Holidays is a response to increased consumption and waste during the holiday season and an attempt to give people inspiration and options to do things differently while having fun. Activities occur from noon – 4 pm, unless otherwise noted. Free with NYSCI admission.

Each day will focus on different recyclable materials:
December 27 – Textiles
December 28 – Paper
December 29 – Plastic
December 30 – Wood

 

Special Features and Projects

  • Daily shadow puppet-making studio and performances by Midnight Radio Show. Workshops: 12, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15 pm. Performances: 3:30pm.
  • Skraptacular returns with daily workshops for its 6th Anniversary with ReMake the Holidays.
  • Ice sculptor Bill Bywater is back with a melting ice cap display, sculpted out of 4 giant blocks of ice, and daily ice sculpting. Daily ice sculpting tools demonstrations at 2pm.

 

Daily Activities

 

December 27 – Textiles

Fabric with Skraptacular: Create and decorate fun objects using a bunch of really cute reused fabric scraps and other recycled materials.

Little Buddies with Maker Space: Recycle t-shirts and make a new plush friend! In this activity, visitors will practice their hand sewing using donated t-shirts and fabric to design and make themselves a new stuffed buddy.

Fuzzy Felting Balls with Little Makers: Transform colorful fluffy wool into tiny balls as you practice the craft of felting. Explore the science behind natural fibers using various tools and materials.

Embroidery with Design Lab: Bring your own gloves or use our fabric scraps to learn to draw with thread.

 

December 28 – Paper

Recycled Paper with Skraptacular: Make fun creations like buildings, toys, dolls, doll furniture and everything else your imagination can dream up.

Paper Lanterns with Maker Space: For the paper day, visitors will be able to make an individualized, glowing holiday decoration from folded paper. Makerspace visitors will be able to poke a design of their choosing into their paper, fold it up, insert a light and watch it shine

Printmaking with Design Lab: Design and print snowflake patterns.

 

December 29 – Plastic

Plastic with Skraptacular: Roll with it! Using plastic bottle caps as wheels to make pull toys, cars and other fun stuff that rolls.

Shrinky Dinks and Tiny Artwork with Maker Space: Turn recycled plastic into incredible, shrinking, works of art! In this activity, visitors will have the opportunity to design and draw original artwork on recycled plastic, and then watch it shrink when heat is applied.

Colorful Glue Sun Catchers with Little Makers: Explore light and color while experimenting with glue and transforming it into plastic. Make a sun catcher to hang in your favorite sunny spot all winter long!

Straw Creations with Design Lab: Use straws and plastic connectors to build interesting objects.

 

December 30 – Wood

Wood with Skraptacular: Come Sail Away! Using discarded wood scraps to make boats or whatever else you can dream up.

Wood Marbling with Maker Space: During this activity, visitors will be transforming recycled wood scraps into beautiful, marbled works of art. They will mix and swirl floating paint into amazing patterns, and dip their scraps creating incredible designs!

Wood Puzzles with Design Lab: Design and cute a personalized puzzle.

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

Families bend, twist, light, sculpt and animate a new version of the holiday season with workshops, demos, artist installations and more.

ReMake the Holidays is a response to increased consumption and waste during the holiday season and an attempt to give people inspiration and options to do things differently while having fun. Activities occur from noon – 4 pm, unless otherwise noted. Free with NYSCI admission.

Each day will focus on different recyclable materials:
December 27 – Textiles
December 28 – Paper
December 29 – Plastic
December 30 – Wood

 

Special Features and Projects

  • Daily shadow puppet-making studio and performances by Midnight Radio Show. Workshops: 12, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15 pm. Performances: 3:30pm.
  • Skraptacular returns with daily workshops for its 6th Anniversary with ReMake the Holidays.
  • Ice sculptor Bill Bywater is back with a melting ice cap display, sculpted out of 4 giant blocks of ice, and daily ice sculpting. Daily ice sculpting tools demonstrations at 2pm.

 

Daily Activities

 

December 27 – Textiles

Fabric with Skraptacular: Create and decorate fun objects using a bunch of really cute reused fabric scraps and other recycled materials.

Little Buddies with Maker Space: Recycle t-shirts and make a new plush friend! In this activity, visitors will practice their hand sewing using donated t-shirts and fabric to design and make themselves a new stuffed buddy.

Fuzzy Felting Balls with Little Makers: Transform colorful fluffy wool into tiny balls as you practice the craft of felting. Explore the science behind natural fibers using various tools and materials.

Embroidery with Design Lab: Bring your own gloves or use our fabric scraps to learn to draw with thread.

 

December 28 – Paper

Recycled Paper with Skraptacular: Make fun creations like buildings, toys, dolls, doll furniture and everything else your imagination can dream up.

Paper Lanterns with Maker Space: For the paper day, visitors will be able to make an individualized, glowing holiday decoration from folded paper. Makerspace visitors will be able to poke a design of their choosing into their paper, fold it up, insert a light and watch it shine

Printmaking with Design Lab: Design and print snowflake patterns.

 

December 29 – Plastic

Plastic with Skraptacular: Roll with it! Using plastic bottle caps as wheels to make pull toys, cars and other fun stuff that rolls.

Shrinky Dinks and Tiny Artwork with Maker Space: Turn recycled plastic into incredible, shrinking, works of art! In this activity, visitors will have the opportunity to design and draw original artwork on recycled plastic, and then watch it shrink when heat is applied.

Colorful Glue Sun Catchers with Little Makers: Explore light and color while experimenting with glue and transforming it into plastic. Make a sun catcher to hang in your favorite sunny spot all winter long!

Straw Creations with Design Lab: Use straws and plastic connectors to build interesting objects.

 

December 30 – Wood

Wood with Skraptacular: Come Sail Away! Using discarded wood scraps to make boats or whatever else you can dream up.

Wood Marbling with Maker Space: During this activity, visitors will be transforming recycled wood scraps into beautiful, marbled works of art. They will mix and swirl floating paint into amazing patterns, and dip their scraps creating incredible designs!

Wood Puzzles with Design Lab: Design and cute a personalized puzzle.