Guide to Visiting the New York Hall of Science
No one is too old to be amazed by the wonders of science. Kids, parents, and everyone in between can have hands-on experience in New York Hall of Science.
Founded at the 1964/1965 World’s Fair, the Queens Science Museum has evolved into an interactive center where anyone can feel empowered to be a scientist and explore how science intersects with different aspects of the world.
When you enter the museum, don’t forget to look up. You will be greeted by Finding the Window by Romina Gonzalez, a glass art installation commissioned to welcome visitors back to the museum in summer 2021.
Each piece of glass used in the piece is completely unique and interacts with natural light in different ways to create “pockets of wonder” for viewers.
It’s not the only place where science and art intersect at New York’s Hall of Science. Visitors can see art installations in the museum, each of which interacts with science in a different way.
Throughout the museum, visitors can learn about different aspects of science in a unique, exciting and hands-on way.
There’s no limit to what you can learn while walking through the museum’s exhibits: see how energy transforms and powers our lives in Powering the City, how technology can complement and enhance human capabilities in Human Plus, how microorganisms affect our health in Small Discoveries and much more.
Young builders and engineers can create and bring their ideas to life in areas such as the Design Lab and Maker Space.
Adults and children alike will fall in love with the connected worlds. This fascinating exhibition introduces visitors to a whimsical and interactive animated world.
Your actions, gestures, and decisions have a real-time impact on this world. Learn about sustainability and how your actions affect the balance of the world around you.
The little ones in your family shouldn’t be left out of the fun. Preschool Place is the perfect place for children under 6 to explore, discover and build through multi-sensory activities.
If you need a break from the fun in the exhibits, relax and watch a movie in the museum’s 3D theater. The films shown change throughout the year. You can watch anything from science documentaries to feature films.
Current movies watched include Pandas: The Journey Home, Hidden Pacific and Serengeti. Don’t forget to follow museum website for the most up-to-date schedule!
Take your learning experience beyond the museum walls and onto the streets of New York City with Science City Explorers. This Snapchat-powered augmented reality scavenger hunt gives users a first-hand look at the technology that runs the city.
While teaching visitors about science, the New York Hall of Science offers a glimpse into history. Mathematica, which shows visitors how mathematics affects our world, was an exhibit that was exhibited at the 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair.
In addition to housing a miniature golf course that teaches players about the laws of motion, Rocket Park is home to real rockets and replica crafts like the Friendship 7.
The New York City Hall of Science is sure to win the hearts and minds of everyone in your family while giving them the opportunity to learn about science, history and more.
47-01 111th St., Queens, NY 11368
Entrance and opening hours:
Tuesday: from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
From Wednesday to Sunday: from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
General admission: $16 adults; $13 children, students and seniors
Additional experiences: 3D theater, Rocket Park mini golf
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