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 during Spring School’s Out (April 25 – 30) for a week of events, workshops and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

We also have our weekly events during the weekend which include:
Wildcard Weekend: Linkages
Little Makers: Sensational Sand Play
Tinker It Sundays

Here is the list of Spring School’s Out week events:

PUPPET PHACTORY IN DESIGN LAB

Puppet

April 26 & 27

Puppet Phactory is dedicated to creating works of puppetry and sculpture from forgotten junk, and performing narratives that promote a sustainable future, while being fun and entertaining.

Witness these artists in action. Participate in a workshop. Watch a performance.

Free with NYSCI Admission unless otherwise noted.

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SONGS FOR UNUSUAL CREATURES

Songs for

April 28 & 29

Odd animals like blobfish, elephant shrews, Chinese giant salamanders and other bizarre beasts slither, hop, swim and jump in projected images and videos while being portrayed in music by author and composer Michael Hearst. Enjoy Michael Hearst’s music and discover some unusual creatures.

Free with NYSCI admission. Limited capacity. Sign up on the day of event.

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“JUNK RE-THUNK” BOOK LAUNCH WITH SCRAPKINS

ReThunk Image

April 30

Be part of Scrapkin’s 2016 “Junk Re-Thunk” Book Tour! Learn about Scrapkins’ awesome new activity book from the author, Brian Yanish, make a project and get your book signed!

Free with NYSCI Admission.

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