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

Sew a stuffed animal or small pillow at this hands-on workshop held in Maker Space. Learn about embroidery, traditional hand sewing techniques, and how to attach buttons, snaps and other trimmings to customize your creation. Recommended for ages 7 and older. $5 per adult/child pair, plus NYSCI admission. ($3 for NYSCI members.). Register on the day of event at the NYSCI admissions area.

Make It: Hand Sewing will be offered from 1:30– 3 pm and 3:30–5 pm on the following weekends:
February 1 & 2
February 8 & 9
February 15 & 16

Make It: Hand Sewing will take place in Maker Space. 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

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

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

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

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

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

Advance registration is required.

Register online today!

Fee: $275
NYSCI Members: $250

Background

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

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

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

About the Position

Learn how to use simple materials and digital tools to create your own short animated movies. Each workshop will present several different kinds of animation that will allow visitors to explore the art, science and storytelling of animation.

Recommended for ages 6 and older.

 

This workshop will be held on the following dates:
June 3 & 4, 1:30 – 3 pm, 3:30 – 5 pm
June 10 & 11, 1:30 – 3 pm, 3:30 – 5 pm
June 17 & 18, 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

Build a thumb piano at this Maker Space workshop. Also known as a kalimba or a mbira, a thumb piano is a handheld African musical instrument that you play with your thumbs. After learning how to use basic wood working tools to build the thumb piano, you can then experiment with different objects and materials to create all sorts of melodic and percussive sounds.
Recommended for ages 7 and older. $10 per adult/child pair. (Members: $8 per adult/child pair.)
Make Music: Build a Thumb Piano will be held at 1:30 and 3:30 pm. Each session lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours.

 

This workshop will take place in Maker Space. Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.
Book Now

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 make things move with linkages and construct mechanical toys out of cardboard parts.

Recommended for ages 5 and older. Free with NYSCI admission

Linkages will take place at 1:30 – 3 pm and 3:30 – 5 pm on the following dates:
Saturday, July 25
Sunday, July 26

This workshop will take place in Maker Space. Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.

 
Purchase Admission

Background

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

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

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

About the Position

Make multicolored candles with a modern twist, mixing and melting crayons instead of wax. This workshop is held in NYSCI’s Maker Space. Recommended for ages 9 and older. $5 per adult/child pair, plus NYSCI admission. (NYSCI Members: $3 per adult/child pair.) Register on the day of the event at the NYSCI admissions area.

Colorblock Crayon Candles will take place on the following days:
March 8 & 9; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
March 15 & 16; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
March 29 & 30; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm

Colorblock Crayon Candles will take place in Maker Space. 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

Sew a stuffed animal or small pillow at this hands-on workshop held in Maker Space. Learn about embroidery, traditional hand sewing techniques, and how to attach buttons, snaps and other trimmings to customize your creation. Recommended for ages 7 and older. $5 per adult/child pair, plus NYSCI admission. ($3 for NYSCI members.). Register on the day of event at the NYSCI admissions area.

Make It: Hand Sewing will be offered from 1:30– 3 pm and 3:30–5 pm on the following weekends:
February 1 & 2
February 8 & 9
February 15 & 16

Make It: Hand Sewing will take place in Maker Space. 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

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

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

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

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

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

Advance registration is required.

Register online today!

Fee: $275
NYSCI Members: $250

Background

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

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

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

About the Position

Learn how to use simple materials and digital tools to create your own short animated movies. Each workshop will present several different kinds of animation that will allow visitors to explore the art, science and storytelling of animation.

Recommended for ages 6 and older.

 

This workshop will be held on the following dates:
June 3 & 4, 1:30 – 3 pm, 3:30 – 5 pm
June 10 & 11, 1:30 – 3 pm, 3:30 – 5 pm
June 17 & 18, 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

Build a thumb piano at this Maker Space workshop. Also known as a kalimba or a mbira, a thumb piano is a handheld African musical instrument that you play with your thumbs. After learning how to use basic wood working tools to build the thumb piano, you can then experiment with different objects and materials to create all sorts of melodic and percussive sounds.
Recommended for ages 7 and older. $10 per adult/child pair. (Members: $8 per adult/child pair.)
Make Music: Build a Thumb Piano will be held at 1:30 and 3:30 pm. Each session lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours.

 

This workshop will take place in Maker Space. Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.
Book Now

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 make things move with linkages and construct mechanical toys out of cardboard parts.

Recommended for ages 5 and older. Free with NYSCI admission

Linkages will take place at 1:30 – 3 pm and 3:30 – 5 pm on the following dates:
Saturday, July 25
Sunday, July 26

This workshop will take place in Maker Space. Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.

 
Purchase Admission

Background

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

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

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

About the Position

Make multicolored candles with a modern twist, mixing and melting crayons instead of wax. This workshop is held in NYSCI’s Maker Space. Recommended for ages 9 and older. $5 per adult/child pair, plus NYSCI admission. (NYSCI Members: $3 per adult/child pair.) Register on the day of the event at the NYSCI admissions area.

Colorblock Crayon Candles will take place on the following days:
March 8 & 9; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
March 15 & 16; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
March 29 & 30; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm

Colorblock Crayon Candles will take place in Maker Space. 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

Sew a stuffed animal or small pillow at this hands-on workshop held in Maker Space. Learn about embroidery, traditional hand sewing techniques, and how to attach buttons, snaps and other trimmings to customize your creation. Recommended for ages 7 and older. $5 per adult/child pair, plus NYSCI admission. ($3 for NYSCI members.). Register on the day of event at the NYSCI admissions area.

Make It: Hand Sewing will be offered from 1:30– 3 pm and 3:30–5 pm on the following weekends:
February 1 & 2
February 8 & 9
February 15 & 16

Make It: Hand Sewing will take place in Maker Space. 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

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

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

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

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

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

Advance registration is required.

Register online today!

Fee: $275
NYSCI Members: $250

Background

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

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

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

About the Position

Build a thumb piano at this Maker Space workshop. Also known as a kalimba or a mbira, a thumb piano is a handheld African musical instrument that you play with your thumbs. After learning how to use basic wood working tools to build the thumb piano, you can then experiment with different objects and materials to create all sorts of melodic and percussive sounds.
Recommended for ages 7 and older. $10 per adult/child pair. (Members: $8 per adult/child pair.)
Make Music: Build a Thumb Piano will be held at 1:30 and 3:30 pm. Each session lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours.

 

This workshop will take place in Maker Space. Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.
Book Now

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 make things move with linkages and construct mechanical toys out of cardboard parts.

Recommended for ages 5 and older. Free with NYSCI admission

Linkages will take place at 1:30 – 3 pm and 3:30 – 5 pm on the following dates:
Saturday, July 25
Sunday, July 26

This workshop will take place in Maker Space. Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.

 
Purchase Admission

Background

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

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

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

About the Position

Make multicolored candles with a modern twist, mixing and melting crayons instead of wax. This workshop is held in NYSCI’s Maker Space. Recommended for ages 9 and older. $5 per adult/child pair, plus NYSCI admission. (NYSCI Members: $3 per adult/child pair.) Register on the day of the event at the NYSCI admissions area.

Colorblock Crayon Candles will take place on the following days:
March 8 & 9; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
March 15 & 16; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm
March 29 & 30; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm

Colorblock Crayon Candles will take place in Maker Space. 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

Sew a stuffed animal or small pillow at this hands-on workshop held in Maker Space. Learn about embroidery, traditional hand sewing techniques, and how to attach buttons, snaps and other trimmings to customize your creation. Recommended for ages 7 and older. $5 per adult/child pair, plus NYSCI admission. ($3 for NYSCI members.). Register on the day of event at the NYSCI admissions area.

Make It: Hand Sewing will be offered from 1:30– 3 pm and 3:30–5 pm on the following weekends:
February 1 & 2
February 8 & 9
February 15 & 16

Make It: Hand Sewing will take place in Maker Space. 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

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

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

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

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

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

Advance registration is required.

Register online today!

Fee: $275
NYSCI Members: $250

Background

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

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

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

About the Position

Build a thumb piano at this Maker Space workshop. Also known as a kalimba or a mbira, a thumb piano is a handheld African musical instrument that you play with your thumbs. After learning how to use basic wood working tools to build the thumb piano, you can then experiment with different objects and materials to create all sorts of melodic and percussive sounds.
Recommended for ages 7 and older. $10 per adult/child pair. (Members: $8 per adult/child pair.)
Make Music: Build a Thumb Piano will be held at 1:30 and 3:30 pm. Each session lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours.

 

This workshop will take place in Maker Space. Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.
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