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New York Hall of Science
Flushing Meadow-Corona Park
Queens, New York
Queens


The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and evolved into a center for interactive science. Sometimes it’s age shows, but fun hands-on learning opportunities, intriguing new exhibits, awesome 4D films, an engineering-themed outdoor playground and interesting family programs make it worth the trip to Queens.

$: $15, $12/ages 2 – 17, students & seniors

Annual Memberships: $85+.

Free Hours: Friday 2 – 5 pm & Sundays10 – 11 am.

Current Kid-Friendly Exhibits:


Angry Birds Universe (through Aug 27)

Use giant slingshots to launch Angry Birds, testing structures built by propelling balls adorned with the images of characters from the famous Angry Birds video game. Also build and race handheld vehicles in a live version of the new game Angry Birds Go!, learn about the creation of the Angry Birds games, and discover real bird characteristics such as egg sizes and wingspan lengths. Other activities include a stop animation and music studio, and vehicle racetrack stations, and gaming stations.


Connected Worlds (through Dec 31)

Explore a fantastical animated world where your actions – gestures, movements, and decisions – impact how well the world is kept in balance. Six magical, computer generated habitats: jungle, desert, wetlands, river valley, reservoir, and grasslands -have their own trees, plants, and animals, but they share a common supply of water. The habitats are fed by a central waterfall that is projected 38-ft high in the exhibitions and flows out across an interactive floor that spans 2,300 square feet. As visitors explore and play, their actions – gestures, movements, decisions – have both short and long-term effects on the digital habitats.

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