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

Visitors can marvel at homemade gingerbread houses made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing, and candy. The houses are drafted, designed, baked, planned, built and decorated by creator Jon Lovitch over the course of an entire year. GingerBread Lane has won the Guinness World Record for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for the largest gingerbread village. Free with NYSCI admission.

 

GingerBread Lane Giveaway

On January 15, take home a piece of GingerBread Lane. Gingerbread houses from the exhibit will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis until every piece of GingerBread Lane is gone. Please bring a box or bag (flat-bottomed shopping bags or paper grocery bags work best) to carry your gingerbread loot home.

No Gingerbread Lane houses will be distributed without a bag or box, so make sure you bring yours along! Houses range in size from 20 inches (wide) by 15 inches (deep) by 30 inches (high) to 4 inches (wide) by 4 inches (deep) by 12 inches (high).

Giveaway is from 2 – 5 pm; line starts at 1 pm.

Free with NYSCI admission.

 

GingerBread Lane 2017 Workshops

Make your own GingerBread Lane form of transportation. This year’s GingerBread Lane workshops will take you to the road, track, and water with all of the fixings to design a truly sweet car, boat or train. Each participant will receive a kit with all of the materials that Chef Jon Lovitch uses to create his GingerBread Lane exhibit: gingerbread pieces, icing, and candy. $15 per kit, plus NYSCI admission.

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Workshops will be held on:

  • Sunday, November 26; 1 pm & 3 pm
  • Saturday, December 2; 1 pm & 3 pm
  • Sunday, December 3; 1 pm & 3 pm
  • Saturday, December 9; 1 pm & 3 pm
  • Sunday, December 10; 1 pm & 3 pm
  • Saturday, December 16; 1 pm & 3 pm
  • Sunday, December 17; 1 pm & 3 pm
  • Saturday, December 23; 1 pm & 3 pm
  • Wednesday, December 27; 1 pm & 3 pm
  • Thursday, December 28; 1 pm & 3 pm
  • Friday, December 29; 1 pm & 3 pm
  • Saturday, December 30; 1 pm & 3 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

Where are you viewing the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st? NYC is not in the “path of totality,” which means that we will not be able to see a total eclipse of the Sun by the Moon, but we will be able to see a partial eclipse. Please join us between 1 – 4 pm for a viewing party. We will have a variety of ways to safely view the eclipse, and you can make your own pinhole projector. We will also have eclipse glasses to share. We do not have enough glasses for everyone to have their own, so if you have glasses, please bring them or be willing to share.

 
Estimated Eclipse timeline:
1:23 pm Partial Eclipse begins: The Moon touches the Sun’s edge.
2:44 pm Maximum Eclipse: The Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
4 pm Partial Eclipse ends: The Moon leaves the Sun’s edge.

 

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Background

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

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

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

About the Position

It takes the nose to know, and your hands, eyes, ears and tongue, too! Explore your five senses and learn how they work together to help you discover the world around you.

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

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

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

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

To register and for more information,
call 718-699-0005 ext. 341 or email dmeza@nysci.org