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

Build, explore and create with tinkering activities at this free workshop.

Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Two workshop sessions:
1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm

Free with NYSCI admission.

 

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

Transform fabrics, old toys and everyday household materials into spook-tacular frankentoys to call your own.

Recommended for children ages 18 months and older. 

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.

Buy Tickets

 

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 Maker Space where we will be running a costume creation workshop using an array of tools and fun materials at your disposal. Our trained staff of Halloween Engineers (Halloweengineers for short) will be on hand to help you make, sew and glue. They can also advise on next steps you can do at home (or at school) to create the costume of your dreams or nightmares. $5 per child, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $3 per child.)

Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Buy Tickets

This workshop will be held on the following dates:
Saturday, October 7; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Sunday, October 8; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Saturday, October 14; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Saturday, October 21; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Saturday, October 28; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Sunday, October 29; 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 the museum’s exhibits through the eyes of scientists. Ask questions, collect data, uncover patterns, and design and create your very own exhibit.

Recommended for children ages 5 – 8 years old and their families.

Thursdays, October 5 – November 16, 2017, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Light dinner will be provided after each workshop.
Participation in all seven workshops is required.

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

 
Here’s a look at our last Museum Makers workshop:
Museum Makers 2017

 

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1614663.

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

Halloween is coming up and it’s a great time to make some hot glue masks!

If you’ve already got a glue gun, you probably have everything you need already at home! We use a low-temperature glue gun to help avoid mishaps, and always keep the glue gun stored in a container (a recycled plastic bin works well if your glue gun is low-temp) when it’s not in use.

Materials

  • Mask template
  • Parchment paper
  • Masking tape
  • Hot glue guns and hot glue sticks
  • Bins to hold hot glue guns
  • Embellishments- Beads, feathers, pipe cleaners, buttons, and markers (preferably sharpies)

Start off by placing a piece of parchment paper over the template. Tape the 2 pieces of paper together and tape them to the surface you are working on.

Next, trace over the template onto the parchment paper just in case the 2 pieces of paper slip from each other later.

Here comes the fun part! It’s time to add your personal touch to the mask by designing the shape! Remember, the template is just a general guide, but this is your mask. You can be whoever you want to be!

Next, trace everything with the hot glue and then fill it in!

Now we get to decorate!

And finally, add some strings on the side so you can tie your mask on.

Last but not least, wear it with style!

That’s all folks. Happy making everyone!

Let us know how it goes. Until next time …

Annalise.

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 Maker Space where we will be running a costume creation workshop using an array of tools and fun materials at your disposal. Our trained staff of Halloween Engineers (Halloweengineers for short) will be on hand to help you make, sew and glue. They can also advise on next steps you can do at home (or at school) to create the costume of your dreams or nightmares.

Recommended for ages 5 and older.
 
Buy Tickets

 
This workshop will be held on the following dates:
Saturday, October 7; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Sunday, October 8; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Saturday, October 14; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Sunday, October 15; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Saturday, October 21; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Sunday, October 22; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Saturday, October 28; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Sunday, October 29; 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

Join us with NYSCI Neighbors to celebrate our local Queens culture and community, featuring a day filled with hands-on activities from Design Lab and Maker Space, music and dance, and other festivities.

Activities include:

  • Weather safety presentation featuring Janice Huff, NBC 4 New York’s chief meteorologist, Erica Grow, meteorologist for the weekend editions of News 4 New York, and Tairy Ynoa, traffic and weather anchor for Telemundo 47 (11:30 am).
  • Meet and greet with NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 talent (12:30 pm).
  • Performances by Kutterz Caribbean Band (10:30 am), Ayazamana Ecuadorian Dance Group (12:30 pm), The Applecores (1:30 pm), and Calpulli Mexican Dance Company (2:30 & 3:30 pm).
  • Hands-on STEM activities including creating prints with tortilla presses, making wood sugar skulls, and more.
  • The Queens Library Bus, a mobile library where residents can borrow books, sign up for a library card, play video games, and receive a free gift (while supplies last).
  • Information tables from more than 15 Queens organizations.

 

Get here before the event and receive FREE general admission between 10 – 11 am.

 

Lead support provided by:

The Estate of Max Kupferberg

 

With generous support from:

Con Edison   NBC 4  Telemundo  Carnegie Corp of New York

 

Partners:
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • Ayazamana Ecuadorian American Cultural Center
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC
  • Elmhurst Community Partnership
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • Girl Scouts of Greater New York
  • Hispanic Federation
  • Jamaica Arts & Cultural Center
  • The Louis Armstrong House Museum
  • NYC Health + Hospitals
  • Plaza del Sol Family Health Center
  • Queens Library
  • Queens Theater
  • Queens Zoo
  • Voelker Orth Museum
  • YMCA of Flushing

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

Build, explore and create with tinkering activities at this free workshop.

Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Free with NYSCI admission.

 

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

Pow! Zoom! Wham! Discover the science behind superhero powers. Design, make and build your own super gadget to ward off villains and help you save the day.

Recommended for children ages 18 months and older. 

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.

Buy Tickets

 

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 Maker Space where we will be running a costume creation workshop using an array of tools and fun materials at your disposal. Our trained staff of Halloween Engineers (Halloweengineers for short) will be on hand to help you make, sew and glue. They can also advise on next steps you can do at home (or at school) to create the costume of your dreams or nightmares. $5 per child, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $3 per child.)

Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Buy Tickets

This workshop will be held on the following dates:
Saturday, October 7; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Sunday, October 8; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Saturday, October 14; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Saturday, October 21; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Saturday, October 28; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Sunday, October 29; 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 the museum’s exhibits through the eyes of scientists. Ask questions, collect data, uncover patterns, and design and create your very own exhibit.

Recommended for children ages 5 – 8 years old and their families.

Thursdays, October 5 – November 16, 2017, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Light dinner will be provided after each workshop.
Participation in all seven workshops is required.

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

 
Here’s a look at our last Museum Makers workshop:
Museum Makers 2017

 

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1614663.

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

Flashing rainbows and fun shapes … what more could you want out of a piece of jewelry? Whether you’re wearing it to a party, tying it to your dog’s collar, or pinning it to your bike-messenger bag, our Haute Glue bling is sure to get you noticed. Made from a few simple materials with easily sourced parts, this is a fun and relatively fast project that’s sure to make an impression and leave all your friends asking “Where can I get one?”

The first thing to do is assemble your materials:

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  • 2 pin LED bulbs (you can get these in a variety of colors from a variety of places, this link is purely for reference)
  • Coin Cell Battery (CR 2032)
  • Silicone ice cube trays or candy molds (*Note: we cut our molds out of the tray so that we’re only working with one shape, you can leave yours intact or cut them out, it’s up to you)
  • Paper clip
  • Thin Craft Foam
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Stick(s)
  • Ice/cold water bath
  • optional: pin backs, lanyard clips, string, barette clips or other fasteners to attach to your bling

 

Now let’s get started!

 
Step 1

Plug in your hot glue gun while you prep the rest of the project. You’ll want your LED packet ready to go once your mold is filled up.
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Step 2
Cut an approximately ¾ inch by 2 inch strip of the thin craft foam
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Step 3
Put the LED on the battery so that it lights up (the positive leg is the longer one).
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Step 4
Fold the craft foam over the battery/LED to make a little sandwich. The legs of the LED should be in the crease.
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Step 5
Slide the paper clip over the side of the foam to keep the sandwich together. You’re now ready to fill your mold.
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Step 6
Fill the mold of your choice with hot glue. You want to fill it up pretty close to the top, as the LED doesn’t add that much volume. This might take a little time and a lot of glue … be patient.
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Step 7
When your mold is filled insert the LED into the glue. Try and keep the battery sandwich out of the glue, so that you’ll be able to change the battery later.
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Step 8
Toss the whole thing into the ice bath. It’s okay if it submerges, it will still work, we promise.
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Step 9
Remove your hot glue bling from the ice bath and pop it out of the mold. If you want to attach a backing of some kind now is the time to do it. Otherwise, you’re all done! It’s time to sport your new sparkly gear!

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If you make something share it with us—use the comments below or tag @nysci on Instagram and Twitter.
 
We can’t wait to see what you’ve created.

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Until next time,

– Annalise
(With special thanks to Ed Services staff/model Sarah!)

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 Maker Space where we will be running a costume creation workshop using an array of tools and fun materials at your disposal. Our trained staff of Halloween Engineers (Halloweengineers for short) will be on hand to help you make, sew and glue. They can also advise on next steps you can do at home (or at school) to create the costume of your dreams or nightmares. $5 per child, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $3 per child.)

Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Buy Tickets

This workshop will be held on the following dates:
Saturday, October 7; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Sunday, October 8; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Saturday, October 14; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Saturday, October 21; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Saturday, October 28; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Sunday, October 29; 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 the amazing world of crystals through hands-on activities and science tools. Design and make your own crystal using household ingredients.

Recommended for children ages 18 months and older. 

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.

Buy Tickets

 

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 Maker Space where we will be running a costume creation workshop using an array of tools and fun materials at your disposal. Our trained staff of Halloween Engineers (Halloweengineers for short) will be on hand to help you make, sew and glue. They can also advise on next steps you can do at home (or at school) to create the costume of your dreams or nightmares. $5 per child, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $3 per child.)

Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Buy Tickets

This workshop will be held on the following dates:
Saturday, October 7; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Sunday, October 8; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Saturday, October 14; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Saturday, October 21; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Saturday, October 28; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
Sunday, October 29; 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.

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Explore the museum’s exhibits through the eyes of scientists. Ask questions, collect data, uncover patterns, and design and create your very own exhibit.

Recommended for children ages 5 – 8 years old and their families.

Thursdays, October 5 – November 16, 2017, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Light dinner will be provided after each workshop.
Participation in all seven workshops is required.

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

 
Here’s a look at our last Museum Makers workshop:
Museum Makers 2017

 

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1614663.

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.

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Explore force, motion and energy while engineering a small catapult made of everyday materials. Test how far you can fling objects using your catapult.

Recommended for children ages 18 months and older. 

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.

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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.

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Join us for the 8th annual World Maker Faire New York!

A family fun festival to MAKE, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.

Features of World Maker Faire New York 2017 will include projects with social impact and making for good, health care and food, alongside the latest developments from core pillars of the Maker Movement such as microelectronics, 3D printing, drones, robotics and more. Favorite attractions such as the Coke Zero & Mentos Show from Eepybird, and art installations will also be on display.
 

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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.

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Learn how to make your own notebooks at NYSCI’s Maker Space. We will be exploring different bookbinding techniques with common materials you can find around the house.

Recommended for ages 6 and older.

Free with NYSCI admission.

 

This workshop will be held on the following dates:

Sunday, September 10; 1:30 – 2:30 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Sunday, September 17; 1:30 – 2:30 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4:30 – 5:30 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

Discover the fun of aerodynamics as you learn about the four forces of flight. Design and build your own glider plane with everyday materials.

Recommended for children ages 18 months and older.

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.

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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 Futureeducation initiative.