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New York Hall of Science

4701 111th St, Flushing, NY 11368-2950
+1 718-699-0005
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Good for younger kids

This museum is a tier below the big science museums like Liberty Science Center in NJ or Museum of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
Makes science fun

Was getting together with a cousin who wanted to make things fun for my daughters. The girls had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim C
Mooresville, North Carolina
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New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964-65 World's Fair and has evolved into New York's center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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4701 111th St, Flushing, NY 11368-2950
+1 718-699-0005
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a tier below the big science museums like Liberty Science Center in NJ or Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. This museum is smaller and much more hands on for smaller kids. We went with kids age 7-19, and the younger...More

Thank JBH613
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was getting together with a cousin who wanted to make things fun for my daughters. The girls had a blast with all the hands on stations. There's something there for everyone and I had fun watching them enjoying themselves and experiencing things myself. There's a...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With great expectations, took my two kids to this place. But felt very disappointed. Not only this is far away from the main city center that we have to invest so much of time including the commute, this place is far from the best of...More

Thank ctsananth
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great for childrean/ teens, but great for science minded couples as well. Excellent learning and educational information for all ages. Even if you don't think you like science, after visiting here, YOU WILL!

Thank grufdee93
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I've visited children's museums (hands on exhibits) in various cities while traveling and this is the best I've experienced. The only drawback is the time of day we went to visit. We arrived at opening time - which is also when all the children's field...More

Thank shenier
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Went in May. Very warm inside the building. Not sure if they have AC or if they just keep it at 85 degrees. Anyway, groups of field trips running wild so we decided to go outside to the playground because that was empty. Oops, that's...More

Thank Lani307
Reviewed 15 May 2017

i have been here several times, i love coming in and looking at all the experiments and cool new information you can get from such and educational place such as this. however i have also visited the same kind of museum elsewhere and came the...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Went here on a friday with my 4&5 year old around 2pm. (free admission after 2pm on Fridays) We had a blast at the bubble table making large bubbles. Then we went to check out several of the 450 exhibits. Although we don't believe in...More

Thank Ashley D
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a world-class science museum with lots of "hands on" stuff to do. It is a great rainy or sunny day activity, and includes inside and outside stuff that engages the mind and body. Highly recommended!

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The Great Hall, a cathedral recycled from the 1964 World's Fair, is the site of visiting exhibitions. Other buildings house the permanent interactive exhibits and theater. Outdoors are a collection of NASA Rockets used in the manned space program, a science themed miniature golf course...More

Thank Forest-Hills-Cynic
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13 August 2016|
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Response from luiso410 | Reviewed this property |
There is a large parking lot adjacent to for a $10 fee. However, if you get there early (right before it opens) you can get into parking lot for free.
Susan T
23 August 2015|
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Response from FlyM3Away | Reviewed this property |
You can, there is a large cafeteria where plenty of ppl were eating packed lunch
25 January 2015|
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Response from NYSCI | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. We agree with those who have already replied. Our exhibits are definitely appropriate and interesting to teens and adults. It's also true that a large portion of audience includes families who... More