Where is NYSCI located?

47-01 111th Street, near Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Directions to our location:
By Train: Take 7 train to 111th Street station. Walk along 111th Street towards 47th Avenue.
By Bus: Take the Q23 or the Q58 to Corona Avenue and 108th Street. Take the Q48 to 111th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.


What hours are you open?

We are open on weekdays from 9:30 am – 5 pm, and weekends from 10 am – 6 pm. We are closed on Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Avoid the Crowds. Arrive early during weekdays (before 11 am) or late (after 2 pm, Monday through Thursday).


How much is the admission price?

For all info on our admission pricing, please visit our Admissions Page.

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Do you have free days?

Every Friday (2 – 5 pm) general admission is free for all customers. General admission does not include the Science Playground, Rocket Park Mini Golf, 3D theater shows, and programs and workshops that require additional fees.


Can I visit the Science Playground, Rocket Park Mini Golf or 3D Theater without visiting the museum?

No, admission to the museum must be purchased before visiting either of these areas.


Do you offer discounts for military personnel?

Yes, we offer free general admission for up to five people for military personnel with active IDs. Please be sure to bring your military ID with you when you visit.


Is parking available?

Yes, there is a parking lot available for customers. It costs $12 to park. Parking is not available during the U.S. Open.


Is there food available?

Our dining partner, Butter Beans Kitchen, offers a selection of salads, sandwiches, Hale and Hearty soups, chicken wings, chicken tenders, beef patties, yogurt, bagels, muffins, chips, ice cream and beverages. Butter Beans Kitchen is open Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Friday, 9:30 am – 4 pm, and weekends, 10 am – 5 pm. For more information about Butter Beans Kitchen, visit http://butterbeanskitchen.com.
Outside food and beverages are not permitted in the café.


Are you wheelchair accessible?

Yes, we have ramps and elevators granting access to all of the exhibits in our museum. We also lend wheelchairs to customers who require them.


What is the appropriate age for this museum?

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.


What is the photo policy?

By entering this public facility you are agreeing to let New York Hall of Science and all other news or media organizations use your photograph and/or likeness for any news or promotional purpose. No compensation will be given for the use of the photographs taken at NYSCI.




How do I become a member?

Membership can be purchased either in person, online, or by phone at 718-699-0005 ext. 350.


I purchased a membership, but I haven’t received my card. Can I still visit the museum?

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


I’ve lost/misplaced my membership card. How do I get a new one?

To register for a replacement card, please email us at membership@nysci.org, or call the membership line at 718-699-0005 ext. 350.


I have an IDNYC card. What does that get me?

Our IDNYC partnership program has ended as of January 1, 2017. For more info about our membership options, visit our Membership Page.


Do you participate in any reciprocal programs?

Yes, we participate in the ASTC (Association of Science and Technology Centers) Passport Program, and the ACM (Association of Children’s Museums) Reciprocal Network.

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Membership Details

The membership term will be valid for one-year from the date of issue. 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.