New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th Street

The New York Hall of Science occupies one of the few remaining structures of the 1964 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the borough of Queens in New York City. Today, it stands as New York City's only hands-on science and techn... more

The New York Hall of Science occupies one of the few remaining structures of the 1964 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the borough of Queens in New York City. Today, it stands as New York City's only hands-on science and technology center. The more than 450 hands-on exhibits explore biology, chemistry and physics and incorporate visual, tactile and auditory components.

Daily demonstrations offered by NYSCI Explainers, demonstrate the exciting properties of chemistry, physics, biology, and more right before your eyes and are free with NYSCI admission.


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47-01 111th Street
Queens, NY 11368
(718) 699-0005
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Admission And Tickets

$15 – Adults
$12 – Children: (2-17, college w/ID)
$12 – Seniors (age 62 & over)
Members: Free

September-June, free admission is offered Friday between 2-5pm and Sundays between 10 and 11am. Free hours are suspended in July and August.

Science Playground
$4 per person
$3 for groups

This Week's Hours

Mon-Fri: 9:30am-5:00pm
Sat-Sun: 10:00am-6:00pm

Closed Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

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Upcoming Events

Hidden Kingdoms: The World of Microbes

We live in a sea of microbes...
Even though you cannot see these microbes, you are surrounded by them. They are on everything: surfaces, hands, soil, water, snow, and in the desert sands and Arctic Ocean. And they are alive: they reproduce, move, and respond to their environment. Welcome to Hidden ... [ + ]Kingdoms-- The World of Microbes. Here you will be able to explore this unseen, fascinating and important realm of life.

Sea of Microbes
Look in the aquarium. You see fish and plants. What you don’t see are the billions and billions of microbes that also live there. To see these microbes look in the nearby microscopes.

Microbes are at the bottom of the food chain: Microbes eat each other and are eaten by tiny animals, which are larger than microbes, that in turn are eaten by the small fish you see in this tank.

Listen to a guided tour and observe the microscopic world that lives in a drop of pond water. You may even make your own drop-of-water slide and see your organisms projected with our video microscope.

Microbial Zoo
There are several different views of microbes in this exhibit. Look at "cavorting beasties" through the unique, high-quality, easy-view microscopes and see some of the "animalcules" that were seen for the first time over 300 years ago!

Giant Eye of a Needle
And finally, walk through the giant eye of a needle enlarged 1000 times, and see amoeba, euglena, paramecium and a sewing thread all enlarged to the same scale. Even at this scale, bacteria are mere dots, and viruses are invisible!

12/12/2019 09:30 AM
Thu, December 12
9:30AM
$
$15 – Adults
$12 – Children: (2-17, college w/ID)
$12 – Seniors (age 62 & over)
Members: Free

September-June, free admission is offered Friday between 2-5pm and Sundays between 10 and 11am. Free hours are suspended in July and August.

Science Playground
$4 per person
$3 for groups

Marvelous Molecules: The Secret Of Life

Marvelous Molecules: The Secret of Life is the first ever hands-on exhibition exploring the shared chemistry of all living things. Hovering above the exhibit floor like a futuristic space station is a giant model of a glucose molecule magnified a quadrillion times (that's 10 followed by 15 zeroes!).... [ + ] This highly visible icon serves notice to visitors that they are about to enter a world whose size and scale is very different from their everyday experience. The exhibition's placement on the lower level of the Hall of Science serves to link, both physically and figuratively, two other popular exhibitions that explore subjects too small to see with the naked eye: Hidden Kingdoms -- The World of Microbes and The Realm of the Atom.

12/12/2019 09:30 AM
Thu, December 12
9:30AM
$
$15 – Adults
$12 – Children: (2-17, college w/ID)
$12 – Seniors (age 62 & over)
Members: Free

September-June, free admission is offered Friday between 2-5pm and Sundays between 10 and 11am. Free hours are suspended in July and August.

Science Playground
$4 per person
$3 for groups

Mathematica: A World of Numbers

This is the first interactive exhibition devoted to math. Designed by world-renowned designers Charles and Ray Eames, Mathematica displays the range of mathematics, and share the excitement that mathematicians find in pursuing their science. Mathematica includes six interactive units covering: celes... [ + ]tial mechanics, the Moebius band, minimal surfaces, projective geometry, probability, topology and multiplication.

In Mathematica, visitors can witness spontaneous formations of an in-the-flesh bell curve, as hundreds of plastic balls fall through a maze of 200 pegs into a series of slots, invariably forming the same pattern. Other features include an Image Wall of mathematical visualizations, a History Wall that documents the evolution of mathematics (mainly Western) since 1100 A.D., and other interactive exhibits.

12/12/2019 09:30 AM
Thu, December 12
9:30AM
$
$15 – Adults
$12 – Children: (2-17, college w/ID)
$12 – Seniors (age 62 & over)
Members: Free

September-June, free admission is offered Friday between 2-5pm and Sundays between 10 and 11am. Free hours are suspended in July and August.

Science Playground
$4 per person
$3 for groups

Preschool Place

The Preschool Place is the ideal space to explore and discover the natural and built world of a city. Experience multi-sensory activities in a protected area for our youngest visitors. Special science/art activities and puppet shows are featured during weekends and holidays.

12/12/2019 09:30 AM
Thu, December 12
9:30AM
$
$15 – Adults
$12 – Children: (2-17, college w/ID)
$12 – Seniors (age 62 & over)
Members: Free

September-June, free admission is offered Friday between 2-5pm and Sundays between 10 and 11am. Free hours are suspended in July and August.

Science Playground
$4 per person
$3 for groups
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