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Here’s everything you need to know to plan your visit to NYSCI. We highly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance, to ensure the most seamless entry possible.

We look forward to seeing you soon!



Wednesday - Sunday | 10am - 5pm* Community Hours | Friday, 2 - 5pm | *Please Note: The museum normally hosts many school groups on weekdays from 10-2. Please visit after 2 if you want a quieter experience. Makerspace Hours | Wednesday/Thursday: 11am - 1pm. Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm

Last Entry at 4pm

Holiday Hours
  • Open: Monday, October 9, Indigenous Peoples Day/Columbus Day

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Gift Membership

NYSCI Gift Certificates

A Gift Card to the New York Hall of Science is valid for general admission, museum activities, camps, parties, education programs, and more.


Provides access to all core exhibits and experiences, except add-on experiences.

Friday Community Hours tickets are available for reservation and can be reserved here.

  • Adults


  • Children, Students, Seniors


Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


Enhance your general admission ticket with these add-on options.

  • Adults, Children, Students, Seniors


  • Member Adults
    Member Children



  • Family Explorer


3D Theater →

  • Adults


  • Children, Students, Seniors


  • Member Adults
    Member Children




If you have any group of 10 or more people, click here for more information. Please Note: Group trips cannot be scheduled during Friday Community Hours from 2-5 pm.


  • Adults - ages 18+

  • Children - ages 2 – 17

  • Students - with student ID

  • Seniors - ages 62+


NYSCI participates in a number of specialty Museum Access Programs, including Cool Culture, Urban Advantage, ASTC, and ACM member reciprocity.

Click Here to view the full list, booking links, and requirements.



Already a NYSCI Member?

No need to make a reservation in advance. Simply show your digital membership card upon arrival. If you haven't downloaded your digital membership card yet, click here.

Best Value - a NYSCI Membership

There's so much to explore and see at the New York Hall of Science, and as a member, you'll enjoy exclusive discounts and event access. You're also helping to support the research and work we do to make Science more exciting and accessible to students in the New York area and beyond.


Family engagement

We offer free hours for our local community, Fridays from 2-5pm. Click here to learn more.

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Download a map of our space and prepare for an amazing experience.


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47-01 111th St, Queens, NY 11368, United States

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NYSCI is easily accessible by public transportation. Take the 7 train to 111th Street, the Q23 or Q58 buses to Corona Avenue and 108th Street, or the Q48 bus to 111th Street and Roosevelt Avenue. For up-to-date travel information, visit

Parking is available in NYSCI’s private lot, except during the U.S. Open. There is a $15 parking fee for cars; $20 for group vehicles during museum hours and $15 per car during Queens Night Market Hours. *Parking prices are subject to change during events and community festivals.* Parking is free to Family Explorer, Family Premium and Family Pass members.

Bikes and Scooters are not allowed in the building. Bike racks are available outside the building on a first-come basis, and riders must bring their own locks or security devices.




Our cafe partner, Butter Beans Kitchen, is offering a new menu with a wide range of food and beverage options, from coffee and espresso, to hot and cold menu options and weekly specials that will appeal to adults and kids, and a wide range of sweet, savory and healthy snacks. Skip the line and pick up your order when you want it, by clicking here or scanning the QR Codes conveniently placed around the building.
Outside food and beverages are not permitted in the cafe.


Our Gift Shop also offers a wide selection of fun, STEM-oriented items that anyone will enjoy.



All exhibition spaces, theatres, party rooms, the Cafe, Museum Store and all public restrooms are wheelchair accessible.

A limited number of wheelchairs are available for loan, free of charge, at the main entrance. Visitors need to leave an I.D. as a deposit when borrowing a wheelchair.

Website Accessibility Statement

The New York Hall of Science is committed to ensuring that its facilities, exhibitions, and services are accessible to all individuals. Gradually, we will be updating the relevant areas in accordance with the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA).

If you have questions or concerns about the accessibility of a particular web page, please contact us at


Strollers are permitted throughout the building. For your convenience, self-service lockers for personal items are provided on a first-come basis, starting at $5 / free for NYSCI Members.


Service animals are welcome inside the New York Hall of Science.


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Bring Your Group

NYSCI is a fun, interactive place to bring your group! All parties larger than 10 people must book as a group. Please Note: Group trips cannot be scheduled during Friday Community Hours from 2-5 pm.

If you're planning a class/school trip, click here.

For all other group reservations, please email




By entering this public facility you are agreeing to let New York Hall of Science, news organizations, and/or media organizations take and use your photograph and/or likeness for any news or promotional purpose, including, but not limited to, use on our website and social media pages. No compensation will be provided for photographs taken and used for these purposes.


Visitors are no longer required to show proof of vaccination in order to enter the museum. The mask requirement has also been lifted, but we highly recommend their continued use.

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Yes, there is a parking lot available for customers for $15 per car during museum hours and during the Queens Night Market, and $20 for bus parking. Parking is not available during the U.S. Open. Prices are subject to change during special events.

Our exhibits and programs provide your entire family with a fun learning experience! The museum also offers a preschool area designed especially for children under the age of 6.

Yes, as long as you bring a photo ID, we can verify your membership in our database.

NYSCI has gone digital! If you haven’t received your digital membership card, please contact us at, or call the membership line at 718-699-1325.

There is only one download of the digital membership card available. However, a screenshot of the card can be taken and used as proof of membership status. Be advised that a photo ID will be requested to validate membership.

Caregiver cards can be purchased online here, or by phone at 718-699-1325. Caregiver cards are still physical, and take up to 3-5 business days to arrive by mail.

NOTE: If you have a Family Explorer membership, you are entitled to one free Caregiver. Please call us at 718-699-1325 to facilitate that process.

The membership term will be valid for one year from the date of issue. If you had an active membership at the time of our closure (March 13, 2020), NYSCI will honor any remaining time left on that membership upon our reopening in July 2021.

Existing NYSCI members or NYSCI members whose membership has lapsed since January 1, 2012, are not eligible to sign up for a NYSCI membership with their IDNYC card.

PLEASE NOTE: Persons under the age of 18 are not eligible for a NYSCI membership.

Every Friday (2 – 5 pm) general admission is free for all customers. General admission does not include Rocket Park Mini Golf, 3D theater shows, and programs and workshops that require additional fees. Reservations are required for free hours; visitors can reserve online Friday mornings beginning at 9 am.

To reserve a visit during Friday free hours (2 - 5 pm), Click Here →.

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