Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Explore the 897-acre site of two World's Fairs, now host to a variety of attractions.

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IN THE PARK

Unisphere

See the Unisphere from the 1964 World’s Fair plus other cool structures remaining from the event. Also a great spot for cherry blossom blooms in March & April.

Queens Botanical Garden

Explore lovely gardens in a 39-acre oasis in one of New York City’s most bustling and diverse neighborhoods.

Look for site-specific art throughout the garden including a reflective, life-sized kaleidoscope and a beautiful mural ‘Wonder Garden’ outside the Education Building.

Closed Mondays (except holidays).

Wheel Fun Rentals Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Rent bikes, 4-wheeled surreys, kayaks, pedal boats and and more at the northern edge of Meadow Lake.

All boaters receive boating instructions and must wear Coast Guard approved life vests. Helmets available for bikers.

Boaters under 15 years old must be accompanied onboard by an adult. Must be 10 years or older to be on a Single Kayak and 5 years or older when accompanied by an adult on a double kayak.

Get a snack or meal at the lakeside patio area at Ederle Terrace Cafe with lots of picnic tables and a pretty view.

Explore the  many attractions in Flushing Meadows Corona Park including the ionic Unisphere.

Queens Museum

An expansive open light-filled space (formerly home to two world fairs) on the edge of Flushing Meadows Corona Park hosts ambitious exhibitions, educational initiatives, and community-minded programming,

* Look for favorite NYC spots in miniature at the famous Panorama of the City of New York, created by urban mastermind and World’s Fair President Robert Moses and more than 100 architectural model makers for the 1964 Fair.

* Admire a collection of gorgeous Tiffany Glass, be inspired by works by local activists, add to a community art project and see other permanent and temporary exhibitions related to Queens. Also catch a great view of the iconic Unisphere from second floor gallery.

🛍 The small gift shop has a fantastic selection of kids books and a few tots.

🍽 The cafe is currently closed, but fresh healthy food available from a ‘Farmer’s Fridge’ vending machine (plus non-healthy snacks & drinks from traditional vending machines).

🌳 Lots to explore in surrounding Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Wednesday-Friday 12 pm – 5 pm
Saturday-Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

New York Hall of Science

Founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair, this center for interactive science has reopened after fixing up extensive damage from Hurricane Ida. Find lots of fun hands-on learning opportunities in a gorgeous, spacious building

* Explore outer space, animals, light, physics and more in over 450 interactive displays.

* In new exhibit The Happiness Experiment, learn about the culture and science behind how and why we experience happiness. Dance and create in the The Happiness Habits Lab.

* Gestures, movements, and decisions impact how well fantastical animated ecosystems are kept in balance in immersive digital wonderland Connected Worlds.

* Check the schedule for Daily Demos where NYSCI Explainers showcase science and engineering based activities and demonstrations engaging with the properties of chemistry, physics, design thinking, and more in interactive presentations.

* Use real tools to make real things and re-use everyday materials in exciting ways in the Maker Space, featuring woodworking and plaster casting to electronics and 3D printing (Friday–Sunday 11 am – 4 pm).

* Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the all-white spirit bear in screenings of 3D film Great Bear Rainforest ($5, daily every 30 Minutes from 10:30am to 4 pm).

*  In warmer months, explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more in Rocket Park Mini Golf.

🍽 Choose from a wide range of food and beverage options including coffee and hot and cold menu options, plus a wide range of sweet, savory and healthy snacks at Butter Beans Cafe. Order from your phone to pick up anytime. Yummy nearby options include Sripraphai Thai restaurant and the New World Mall food court.

🛍 The sizable gift shop also offers a wide selection of fun, STEM-oriented items.

🌳 See our guide to surrounding Flushing Corona Meadow Park.

Friday 2pm – 5pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am – 5pm

Free Friday Afternoons tickets are available for online reservation each Friday morning.

PLAYGROUNDS

Jurassic & Triassic Playground

Dino lovers can climb and play on an dino-inspired equipment at two playgrounds on opposite sides of Meadow Lake created to commemorate the Sinclair Oil “Dinoland” exhibit at the 1964-65 World’s Fair. In addition to swings and jungle gymes, find dinosaur footprints and art throughout the playground. Learn about flora and fauna from the Triassic Period, on a geologic time scale and get wet in spray showers in the shape of palm trees.

NEARBY

Dumpling Galaxy

Choose from than 100 kinds of delicious dumplings plus noodles & other Chinese dishes in a striking, modern interior with bold Chinese red across walls. Deep semiprivate booths have individual TV screen showing highlights of the extensive menu.

Queens International Night Market

Sample cuisine from around the world at a large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens. Shop around 100 independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food. Also enjoy live music and cultural performances celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens. Dine in a large picnic area.

Parking is extremely limited available, visitors…

EVENTS

New York Hall of Science Free Hours

May 27

This center for interactive science featuring tons of fun hands-on learning opportunities in a gorgeous, spacious building offers free admission on Friday afternoons. Reserve online on Friday morning.

See our guide to New York Hall of Science.

Queens International Night Market

May 28

Sample cuisine from around the world at a large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens. Shop around 100 independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food. Also enjoy live music and cultural performances celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens. Dine in a large picnic area.

Parking is extremely limited available, visitors…

Dog Man: The Musical

May 29

See a hilarious  musical based on the worldwide bestselling series Dog Man from Dav Pilkey, adapted for the stage by acclaimed TheaterWorksUSA.

A brilliant soundtrack (we love the Evil ABCs) and excellent cast tell the story of 5th graders George and Harold making a musical based on their favorite character, Dog Man, the…

Movie Night at the Garden: Moana

Jun 03

Watch adventurous Moana sets out on a quest across the ocean to save her people on an outdoor screen. Before the screening, make leis.

Each ticket comes with after-hours admission to the Garden, and a $5 food voucher to redeem onsite at the pop-up QBG Harvest Cafe, featuring seasonal light foods and refreshments.

Bring…