New York Hall of Science

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New York Hall of Science

What you'll do

Take part in a fun-packed day of engaging science activities and interactive exhibits – the perfect day out for the science-curious of all ages.

Visit the New York Hall of Science with The New York Pass®

Have a blast while learning at the exciting and educational New York Hall of Science!

This hands-on technology center features over 450 interactive exhibits that teach you about science with fun and engaging activities. The NYSCI has served over a half million students with its educational programs and high-tech facility. Children of all ages are welcome to explore the 30,000 square feet occupied by the Science Playground from March through December. 


What You Can Expect to Experience at the New York Hall of Science

Nestled within the lush Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) is an innovative hub that sparks curiosity and learning for visitors of all backgrounds. This interactive museum showcases the wonders of science through engaging exhibits and immersive experiences, covering subjects from space exploration to environmental conservation.

NYSCI's dedication to inclusivity is evident in its accessible programs, like "Access Family Workshops" for children with special needs, and "Explainer TV," a digital platform with educational content. The museum also fosters a thriving ecosystem for STEM education by hosting conferences and collaborating with experts.

NYSCI invites visitors on an unparalleled journey, inspiring curious minds to explore the boundless possibilities of the world around them. Book your admission tickets with The New York Pass®.


Design Lab
Children are able to gain expertise as creatives through experimentation and collaboration when they visit NYSCI's 5 activity areas within the Design Lab.

Scattered Light
Using multi-colored flagging tape and the rays from the sun shining through the roof, the entrance to New York Hall of Science displays an illusion of light scattering.

Life Beyond Earth
Use a set of interactive stories to navigate between extremes of the Earth's conditions and find out what may be living outside of our planet.

Did you know

  • The New York Hall of Science was originally built to be a pavilion for the historic World's Fair in 1964

Know before you go

Please show your pass upon arrival.


Q. What are the most popular exhibits at the New York Hall of Science?
A. The most popular exhibits include the Science Playground, Design Lab, Connected Worlds, and the Sports Challenge. These interactive exhibits cater to various age groups and interests, engaging visitors in hands-on learning and exploration of science concepts.

Q. Can I host a private event or birthday party at the New York Hall of Science?
A. Yes, the New York Hall of Science offers a variety of event spaces and packages for private events, including birthday parties. To inquire about availability and pricing, contact the Special Events department on their website or call the museum directly.

Q. Are guided tours available at the New York Hall of Science?
A. Yes, guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more people. The museum offers a variety of tour options, including general tours and themed tours that focus on specific exhibits or topics. To book a guided tour, visit the museum's website or call their Group Sales department. You can also book your New York Hall of Science tickets with The New York Pass®

Q. What educational programs and resources does the New York Hall of Science offer?
A. The New York Hall of Science offers a wide range of educational programs and resources, including workshops, camps, school field trips, and professional development opportunities for educators. Additionally, the museum provides online resources, such as lesson plans and activity guides, to support science education at home or in the classroom.

Q. Is the New York Hall of Science accessible for visitors with disabilities?
A. The New York Hall of Science is committed to making its exhibits and programs accessible to all visitors. The museum is wheelchair accessible and provides additional services such as ASL interpretation, captioning, and audio description upon request. For more information on accessibility, visit the museum's website or contact their Visitor Services department.

Q. Can I visit the New York Hall of Science with young children?
A. Absolutely! The New York Hall of Science offers exhibits and programs suitable for all ages, including young children. The museum features interactive exhibits, like Preschool Place, specifically designed for children aged six and under. The Science Playground is also popular for families with young children, as it encourages learning through play.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Thursday - Sunday: 10AM - 5PM (last admission 4PM)

From 13 September 2023: 

Wednesday - Sunday: 10AM - 5PM (last admission 4PM)

Closings & holidays

August 28 - September 12 (due to US Open)

Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

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