New York Hall of Science

New York Hall of Science New York City's hands-on science and technology center. The New York Hall of Science is a science museum located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the New York City borough of Queens, in the section of the park that is in Corona.
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It occupies one of the few remaining structures from the 1964 New York World's Fair and is New York City's only hands-on science and technology center. The more than 400 hands-on exhibits explore biology, chemistry, and physics.

Mission: NYSCI's mission is to nurture generations of passionate learners, critical thinkers and active citizens through an approach we call Design-Make-Play.

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On January 16, 2021, we suffered a great loss in the science community with the passing of Sharon Begley. As an award-wi...
01/29/2021

On January 16, 2021, we suffered a great loss in the science community with the passing of Sharon Begley. As an award-winning science journalist for publications such as STAT, Reuters, and Newsweek, she embodied the importance of communicating science to the public.

In 2019, we had the honor of welcoming her to the stage as the moderator for a panel on the topic of CRISPR. We know her impact will live on through her excellent journalism, making science accessible to all.

As we begin 2021, we express our thanks to all of the public officials who work diligently to support #NYSCI and the bro...
01/14/2021

As we begin 2021, we express our thanks to all of the public officials who work diligently to support #NYSCI and the broader cultural community in NYC, with special acknowledgement for Senator Chuck Schumer whose leadership at the federal level is critical to our future.

Over the many months of deliberation over COVID relief, Senator Schumer has worked tirelessly to secure aid for New York’s cultural institutions, including making sure nonprofits were made eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program and securing $15B for Save Our Stages, enabling nonprofit organizations such as ours to survive this crisis so they can recover when we emerge from the pandemic.

This assistance has helped to ensure that #NYSCI will survive and emerge stronger from the pandemic. Our deepest thanks to Senator Schumer and all the elected officials whose dedication to public service is making the future possible.

👀  What Should We Do features #nysciathome in this week's roundup of things to do! Check out our at-home resource page f...
01/07/2021
This Week's Events NYC January 4–10: What Should We Do?!

👀 What Should We Do features #nysciathome in this week's roundup of things to do! Check out our at-home resource page for fun activities to try this weekend.

https://bit.ly/3opapFF

Weekly events NYC January 4–10 2021: These are the best happenings this week, from discussions with the cast of Bridgerton to epic reads delivered by Book Club Bar.

Wishing you a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year, from all of us at #NYSCI!
12/23/2020

Wishing you a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year, from all of us at #NYSCI!

NYSCI inspires future doctors, engineers and researchers at a time when science is more important than ever. Help #NYSCI...
12/01/2020

NYSCI inspires future doctors, engineers and researchers at a time when science is more important than ever. Help #NYSCI empower our youth with the awesome power of science on #GivingTuesday! Donate today: https://bit.ly/33xqAIx

Attention NYC high school and college students! Are you interested in pursuing a career in STEM? Join us on Nov. 19 at 5...
11/17/2020

Attention NYC high school and college students! Are you interested in pursuing a career in STEM? Join us on Nov. 19 at 5pm for our next #STEMTalks webinar, where we will discuss how to navigate the STEM career path! Visit https://bit.ly/2UDkgtT for more information and to RSVP!

Congrats to these submissions for winning tickets to #NYSCI after we reopen! We hope you had as much fun as these winner...
11/15/2020

Congrats to these submissions for winning tickets to #NYSCI after we reopen! We hope you had as much fun as these winners & are so appreciative of your support for last month's gala. Help us continue our work to make science engaging by making a gift today: https://bit.ly/3eZxR8d

A big thank you to everyone that attended #NYSCI's annual Gala - the first ever virtual edition! If you missed the chanc...
11/13/2020

A big thank you to everyone that attended #NYSCI's annual Gala - the first ever virtual edition! If you missed the chance to view the event live, check out a recording of the program here: https://bit.ly/2H2Gp1O.

Happy World #ScienceDay for Peace and Development! At #nysci, we're committed to nurturing passionate learners, critical...
11/10/2020

Happy World #ScienceDay for Peace and Development! At #nysci, we're committed to nurturing passionate learners, critical thinkers, & active citizens by making STEM accessible to anyone. Celebrate today by trying out one of our at-home science projects: https://bit.ly/3eHH2u4

How did your spooky lava lamp turn out? Remember to submit a photo of your experiment by posting and tagging @NYSCI or e...
10/30/2020

How did your spooky lava lamp turn out? Remember to submit a photo of your experiment by posting and tagging @NYSCI or emailing [email protected]. 5 random submissions will be chosen to receive complimentary tickets for a NYSCI's grand re-opening next year! 🎉

24 hours to go until NYSCI's Virtual Gala! Tune in on YouTube, tomorrow, October 29 at 6pm: https://youtu.be/_OgHY45sugU...
10/28/2020

24 hours to go until NYSCI's Virtual Gala!
Tune in on YouTube, tomorrow, October 29 at 6pm: https://youtu.be/_OgHY45sugU #CelebrateScience

Are these items already in your kitchen cabinet? Use them for an at-home science experiment on 10/29 during NYSCI's Cele...
10/22/2020

Are these items already in your kitchen cabinet? Use them for an at-home science experiment on 10/29 during NYSCI's Celebration of Science and Inspiration Gala at 6pm. Register here: https://nyscigala2020.splashthat.com/ #STEMathome #CelebrateScience

Science is more important than ever. At NYSCI, we work every day to support the next generation of scientists in achievi...
10/20/2020

Science is more important than ever. At NYSCI, we work every day to support the next generation of scientists in achieving their goals. Join our virtual gala on 10/29 at 6pm and make a gift to support our work today. Register here for the event: https://nyscigala2020.splashthat.com/

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Anthony Fauci will speak about STEM education at our virtual gala on October 29! To...
10/15/2020

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Anthony Fauci will speak about STEM education at our virtual gala on October 29! To join us and watch his address, please register here: https://nyscigala2020.splashthat.com/ #CelebrateSTEM

Coming up at the @QueensDriveIn – celebrate #Halloweek with a week filled of classic and contemporary horror! 👻  We're s...
10/06/2020

Coming up at the @QueensDriveIn – celebrate #Halloweek with a week filled of classic and contemporary horror! 👻 We're showing some of your favorite suspenseful films from acclaimed directors Alfred Hitchcock, Jordan Peel, and more.

🎟️ In partnership with Museum of the Moving Image and Rooftop Films, get tickets here: https://rooftopfilms.com/drivein/queens/

Are you interested in #PublicInterestTechnology and #SocialChange? Join us tomorrow, along with our partner Civic Hall, ...
09/23/2020
NYSCI Presents STEM Talks - Splash

Are you interested in #PublicInterestTechnology and #SocialChange? Join us tomorrow, along with our partner Civic Hall, on September 24 at 5 pm for our next #STEMTalks webinar, where we will discuss those very topics with Minerva Tantoco and Matt Mitchell!

Visit https://nyscistemtalks.splashthat.com/ for more information and to RSVP to this free webinar.

NYSCI Presents STEM Talks - Splash - Thursday, September 10, 2020

Making paint has never been so easy! Learn how in our new #NYSCIAtHome video, narrated in both English and Spanish. Head...
09/22/2020

Making paint has never been so easy! Learn how in our new #NYSCIAtHome video, narrated in both English and Spanish. Head to nysci.org to learn more and watch our newest #DIY vids.
#CultureAtHome #MuseumAtHome #NYSCI

Do you love to Make? Passion for S.T.E.A.M.? The Empire State Maker Faire’s “Call for Makers” is officially open! The de...
09/09/2020

Do you love to Make? Passion for S.T.E.A.M.? The Empire State Maker Faire’s “Call for Makers” is officially open! The deadline is September 20th.

You can apply to virtually either give tours of your spaces, demo projects that you’ve worked on, teach workshops on a skill that you want to share, share a performance, host a panel with your fellow makers, or showcase your project in our online exhibit hall.

Apply today at: https://makerfaire.com/empire-maker-faire-2020/

NYSCI is continuing to upload new STEM resources for families to our At Home Resources webpage (nysci.org/AtHome) every ...
08/29/2020

NYSCI is continuing to upload new STEM resources for families to our At Home Resources webpage (nysci.org/AtHome) every week. DIY videos, crafts, experiments and digital apps for all ages are easily accessible on our website – tag us with #NYSCIAtHome if you try one out!

The Queens Drive-In is #FREE on Wednesdays thanks to the support of  Queens Borough President Sharon Lee. RSVP here: htt...
08/14/2020

The Queens Drive-In is #FREE on Wednesdays thanks to the support of Queens Borough President Sharon Lee. RSVP here: https://rooftopfilms.com/drivein/queens/

We're so excited to announce the free Wednesday Night Movies series at the #QueensDriveIn, presented by Queens Borough President Sharon Lee! From smash hits and new releases to kids flicks and fantastical favorites, there's something for all #Queens families to enjoy over the next seven weeks on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science. 😍

RSVPs for the first two screenings are now live: join us on August 19th for John Lewis: Good Trouble, Dawn Porter's brilliant portrait of the life and career of the legendary civil rights advocate, and on August 26th for Up, Pixar’s beloved, tear-jerking adventure of discovery and intergenerational friendship. 🥳

Head to rooftopfilms.com/drivein/queens to reserve your spots now! (RSVPs for the rest of the dates will be released on a rolling basis, so stay tuned for those.)

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Comptroller Scott M. Stringer Museum of the Moving Image Queens Night Market

08/09/2020

Want to know how to blow up a balloon using just baking soda & vinegar? 🎈🥼
In this cool #NYSCIAtHome challenge, Explainer TV student Juan demonstrates how to create a 'Fizz Inflator'.
For more fun #DIY science demos, visit: youtube.com/NYHallofScience

People "lobe" our virtual exhibit Amazing Brains. Read about our virtual exhibit at #ItsInQueens: https://itsinqueens.co...
08/07/2020
#WeeklyColumn | New York Hall of Science Show Definitely Enlarges the Brain | QEDC | It’s In Queens

People "lobe" our virtual exhibit Amazing Brains. Read about our virtual exhibit at #ItsInQueens: https://itsinqueens.com/itsinqueensblog/weeklycolumn-new-york-hall-of-science-show-definitely-enlarges-the-brain/
#ArtAndScience #Neuroscience

People lobe this virtual exhibition. The New York Hall of Science is currently offering “Amazing Brains,” which presents images of brains from the perspectives of science and art. Partha Mitra, the Crick-Clay Professor on Bioinformatics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Tatiana Mitra, an art...

More tickets just release for three of the sold-out shows at Queens Drive-In! Get your tickets here: https://rooftopfilm...
08/06/2020

More tickets just release for three of the sold-out shows at Queens Drive-In! Get your tickets here: https://rooftopfilms.com/drivein/queens/

Queens Drive-In Update: We've just released additional tickets for three sold-out shows: TESLA (8/13), MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (8/15), and THE MUPPET MOVIE (8/16). Plus we've added: E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL (8/23), GOOD TIME (8/22), LANDFALL (8/28). See the full slate and get tickets now at https://rooftopfilms.com/drivein/queens/

Creativity can turn anything – even pancakes – into art. One of our staff members tried this week's #NYSCIAtHome activit...
07/29/2020

Creativity can turn anything – even pancakes – into art. One of our staff members tried this week's #NYSCIAtHome activity and make pancakes into the shapes of a squiggly worm wearing a big hat. 🥞⁣

What will you create this week? On our website now – Kitchen Science Guide: Design A Pancake. ⁣Available in English y Español.

See all of our At-Home STEM Resources for kids, teens, and adults at nysci.org/athome

Movies are coming to the park in the heart of Queens! Stay in the loop for ticket sales by signing up for emails at quee...
07/23/2020

Movies are coming to the park in the heart of Queens! Stay in the loop for ticket sales by signing up for emails at queensdrivein.com

In partnership with Museum of the Moving Image, New York Hall of Science and Rooftop Films, join us nightly beginning in August – Wednesday through Sunday at the #QueensDriveIn.

Congratulations to the student winners of the Third Annual Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s Blue Schools Design Challenge! 🌳 ...
07/15/2020

Congratulations to the student winners of the Third Annual Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s Blue Schools Design Challenge! 🌳

An inspiring group of middle schoolers were challenged to develop infrastructure design concepts for their school campuses. With support from professional designers and landscape architects, youth voices were amplified in the discussion around environmental and social resilience.

Michaela Labriole, NYSCI’s Director of Strategic Education Initiatives, joined other New York City-based design and sustainability professionals on this year’s jury panel. Panelists provided feedback on projects while celebrating the students’ visions for more resilient and inclusive school campuses.

At NYSCI, we understand how environmental and social resilience are deeply intertwined; these young peoples’ work highlights the ability of green infrastructure to not just manage environmental impacts, but to also create spaces that contribute to more equitable, vibrant communities.

Check out all the winners from Gowanus Canal Conservancy here: https://bit.ly/2WmstEl

We might be closed to visitors this summer, but #NYSCIAtHome is here for all! Our virtual interactive comic book "Transm...
07/14/2020
Digital Field Trips: Museum Adventures Abound for Kids

We might be closed to visitors this summer, but #NYSCIAtHome is here for all! Our virtual interactive comic book "Transmissions: Gone Viral" is a parent-favorite to help explain the moment we're living through. Thanks to The New York Times for the feature!
https://nyti.ms/2Oo08cr

Cultural institutions are finding creative ways to engage young visitors virtually this summer, and many of the offerings are free.

Don't buy plastic stickers - make them for free! All you need is some printer paper and a few more household materials. ...
07/06/2020

Don't buy plastic stickers - make them for free! All you need is some printer paper and a few more household materials. Us #makers at NYSCI love decorating our notebooks with our fav stickers. Watch a short video on how to make #stickers on #NYSCIAtHome: https://bit.ly/2AD2v7S

06/30/2020

Want to make your own stickers at home? Check out this cool #NYSCIAtHome challenge, produced by our Explainer TV student, Gareth!
Watch the full video: youtube.com/NYHallofScience
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Music Credit: 8 Year Anniversary - Diamond Ortiz
Support by RFM - NCM: https://bit.ly/2xGHypM

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a... brain?! 🧠  That's right, this is what an octopus brain looks like! Those two huge b...
06/28/2020

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a... brain?!
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That's right, this is what an octopus brain looks like! Those two huge bulges on the sides are actually eyes, and the brain is the part in the middle. See this amazing micron-level image and more like it in #NYSCI's first #VirtualExhibition: "Amazing Brains", an art and science collaboration by scientist Partha Mitra and artist Tatiana Mitra.
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Click here to see the whole exhibit: https://nysci.org/home/exhibits/amazing-brains-virtual-exhibit/
#NYSCIAtHome #MuseumAtHome #CultureAtHome

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ULTIMATE THEORY IS THE UNIVERSE So much has been done on the ultimate energy theory of the universe. Dr Einstein spent his last 30 years to combine all fundamental aspects of the nature to discover it with elegant presentation. The unified energy capsule has to be put together knowing basics of the nature including interactions i.e. the nature to be described in a nutshell. Dr Einstein's energy equation E = mc2 stands tall and it is on the platform of conditions prevailing on the earth and which differ from object to object. Here there is a point, lesser is the gravitation, more is the output and greater is the gravitation, lesser is the end energy. So as conditions of gravitation would vary on objects, energy equation would change. So there is a probing parameter i.e.what is the common unified energy equation of the universe in totality to serve as a permanent formula,behind the universal setup and chains which cannot be denied. Basically Gravitation and anti gravitation plus electromagnetism are fundamental pillars. In fact electromagnetism is an element in gravitation and anti gravitation inherent within. Main clue is balancing function of these factors for safe existence and infinite run. There must be strong centres which run on auto basis, a hub of perfect combination of gravitation and anti gravitation as strings of combined power (where others not allowed), stretching its wings everywhere;and without any wait keep the objects in safe varying ranges The combination of these exclusive elements is the ultimate theory. To make it clear, the earth would be the nearest point to observe, in that how that ultimate energy operates around the earth in its self rotation and the orbit path in relation to safety for itself and surrounding phenomenon. Since all is in atomic sub particles, their role in the energy plays a vital role which speaks for itself in splendid performance. Broadly, gravitation and anti gravitation atomic sub particles differ from matter to matter in strength . A step forward to avoid natural crisis situations , due balancing of gravitation and anti gravitation is necessary ( as when anti gravitation overpowers gravitation, eruptions occur), therefore search light is right around the earth where universal theory and its unified energy is operational. Here relevant direction parameters of the universe are to be understood. What surrounds the earth is the right source to step into the final energy formula which would solve the universal riddle and to derive not only the secret knowledge but for application to better the life on the earth.One greatest advantage is less input and maximum output besides to understand ways for pollution control as blackholes in the space do absorb continuous wear and tear of infinite universal objects. Like objects where gravitation and anti gravitation exist, the space , the abode of all that is, also must be having these for balancing functions. The universe expands ( contraction, a temporary phase) as per interaction of space atomic particles at micro level positioning with their rotations and also powering rotations of objects on basic uniform unified energy capsule driven by atomic energy only, classified as velocity, the mass content being in space waves. When gravitation and anti gravitation is balanced on the earth, no eruptions and calamities occur . This principle can be suitably linked to the unified energy of the universe.as a whole. Since E=mc2 equation has been tested successfully, let us stretch it further to the universal scale. Since energy equals to mc2 is arrived at by defying gravitation for which some energy is utilised, it is not net. The universal unified energy capsule may be supported by equal range of space mass and velocity of mass hidden in the space controlling waves of gravitation and anti gravitation operating simultaneously, so both squared in the proposed unified energy. E = (mc)2. Here gravitation and anti gravitation play their part on equal footing safely. Probabilities, linkages depend solely on atomic energy out of which entire scenario stands. DrEinstein has stated that some natural incidents are looked as miracles, but it is not so. With knowledge searches can be sighted. Currently our empirical system is short of understanding everything. It is beyond the present backup . As the time passes, some better method can be evolved but till then there is no option but to go along with what is available. So there is every room to think in other ways. To fill up the calculation gap and looking beyond, the nature can be understood by sound, vibration and tapping technology during its activities. Sound is the universal language and it needs to be deciphered. Bits of sound will enable to go close to the nature. Finally it is the nature which firms up its operations without any ambiguity for the safe run. It can be summarised that automatic moves of the nature in the origin is pure hundred per cent and does not allow any impurity at the universal scale except in very rare imbalances which are brought back on track without causing major problems; but if imbalance occurs due to man made pollutants , the result is crisis situations. The theory of relativity hinges on the reality of how much 21st century high tech technology is able to concur and in agreement with the unified energy capsule of the universe which is foolproof and eternal. By this understanding, the input will be less compared to the more output than the current energy equation. Dr Einstein opened a wide window of science by the energy equation based on the earth conditions. The above idea of the universal all in one energy capsule i.e. E = (mc)2 is only an extension for further study. H V Navangul Age 85
The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected residents of Corona and Elmhurst, Queens, NY. Even though there have been interventions to address this problem, we are still not sure whether the community is prepared for the second wave of the pandemic. St. John’s University Public Health Program is conducting a study to assess residents’ preparedness (readiness) for the pandemic. We ask that you help by participating in this anonymous survey by clicking on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PandemicReadinessSurvey With Gratitude, Harlem J. Gunness, PhD, MPH --------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Spanish Version) La pandemia de COVID-19 ha afectado gravemente a los residentes de Corona y Elmhurst, Queens, NY. Aunque ha habido intervenciones para abordar el problema, todavía no estamos seguros de si la comunidad está preparada para la segunda ola de la pandemia. El Programa de Salud Pública de la Universidad de St. John está realizando un estudio para evaluar la preparación (disposición) de los residentes para la pandemia. Le pedimos su ayuda participando en esta encuesta anónima haciendo clic en el siguiente enlace: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PandemicReadinessSurvey
Our family has an annual membership to the NY Hall of Science and this was the 1st time that we used that membership to visit on Monday, President's Day. We were very disappointed at how many exhibits were not in good working order and how many exhibits were completely closed off. The area where you have your Survivor exhibit, it was sad to see the baseball throw, wheelchair race and such completely gone. Also, how can you have an exhibit for a zip line with a 49 inch height requirement (I believe that's what it was) when you're a museum geared towards children - some of which, like my daughter - do not meet that requirement. I understand with the cold weather for some of the outdoor area to be closed, but to not even be able to go towards the rockets, in which I didn't see any construction work being done right there, was disappointing. Hopefully some of this will change as we get into the warmer months - and maybe when you change over your Survivor exhibit to something else, you'll recognize that smaller kids want to participate in ALL the Hall of Science has to offer too. Thank you for listening.
Saw it in green, too. Very nice!
BORN ENVIRONMENTALISTS PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS The world is worried about climate change due to pollution. Pollution control discussion parades are on to find ways and means to resolve the problem. Without any administration and support, single handed efforts have been steadily rendered by pedestrians all over the world to prevent pollution. It is in terms of total absence of emissions of any kind. This includes all age groups. In particular children enjoy the fun and adults feel safe. Pedestrians are all weather ally of the nature. Care is essential to provide pedestrians footpaths with railings on both sides of internal roads and by lanes in villages, towns and cities all over the world, as this aspect is as important as highways. Pedestrians are steady walkers and so the need to make them comfortable. The greatest contribution is by pedestrians to fight pollution by keeping the environment clean without any disturbance to the nature. They do not need any backup financially and physically too. What a wonderful feat is this! In fact architects in the world can come on the stage to ensure how footpaths can be made a part of safe and healthy life with elegant appearance and promoted by artists in sending a message of pedestrians’ natural efforts in helping to avoid climate change. Like highways, it is again stressed that footpaths are very important as they act as the real pointers for pollution control. In fact institutions like Nobel Foundation may think of awarding every year Nobel Prize for world pedestrians which proceeds can be exclusively earmarked for developing footpaths and maintenance thereof. The next step towards clean environment is to promote usage of bicycles for which special tracks can be in villages, towns and cities. Encouraging bicycle riders is as good as Olympics movements and surprisingly a daily routine as the best exercise to be fit. Industries can substantially render a helping hand by setting up bicycle manufacturing units for economical, sturdy and light weight models. Here on both sides of highways bicycle tracks can also be seriously thought of which would produce best champions to participate in various global events like Olympics. In the 2lst century, environment care carries a special weightage. Whatever efforts are on for pollution control, credit also goes to pedestrians and cyclists which is really a fun world for them too. H V Navangul Age 84