Cow’s Eye Dissection

Explore how our eyes work by following the path of light in this gruesome, yet exciting, cow’s eye dissection.

Cool Chemistry

Learn how to make ice in 30 seconds, shrink balloons without removing the air inside and crush a can without touching it in this demonstration about the phases of matter.

Air Play

We live in a sea of air, yet we rarely take the time to think of how it affects our lives. Find out how air pressure can crush a water bottle or keep a balloon inflated without tying a knot.


Is it always true that what goes up must come down? See what makes hot air balloons, blimps, airplanes and rockets defy the laws of gravity in this demonstration that ends with a bang.

Design Time

We are all designers, join our audience in repurposing household items to build an imaginative mechanism to meet a challenge while using NYSCI’s design process.


Monday – Friday

10:30 am: Air Play. Upper Level, North Wing
11 am:
Cow’s Eye Dissection. Lower Level, Central Pavilion
11:30 am: Flight. Upper Level, North Wing
12 pm: Cool Chemistry. Lower Level, Central Pavilion
Monday – Thursday at 1 pm, Friday at 3 pm: Design Time. Lower Level, Central Pavilion



12 pm – Cow Eye Dissection
12:30 pm – Flight
1 pm – Design Time
1:30 pm – Air play
3 pm – Cows Eye Dissection
3:30 pm – Cool Chemistry (Auditorium)