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New York Hall of Science

4701 111th St, Flushing, NY 11368-2950
+1 718-699-0005
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Great for childrean/ teens, but great for science minded couples as well. Excellent learning and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Best Children's Museum

I've visited children's museums (hands on exhibits) in various cities while traveling and this is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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4701 111th St, Flushing, NY 11368-2950
+1 718-699-0005
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Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week ago

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

1  Thank 502ericaf
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
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

After visits science museum around Europe, I had great expectations for the one in New York. And It must be amazing for a children visiting this museum but for an adult it is worse than average. The exhibition is aimed for children and it is...More

Thank Dimitris A
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This is a medium size museum which is good for children up to 8th grade, in my opinion. The pre-k area is always full of children up to 6 years old. The 2nd floor has some interesting activities to keep the more active children amused,...More

Thank Alison C
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We visited with kids aged 12,11,7. Everyone was entertained and interested by the hands on exhibits and activities. The Worlds Connected exhibit was amazing- we visited twice. The outdoor playground kept the kids interested for more than an hour. The cafeteria was extremely limited and...More

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Where to park?
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
Can people bring in their food?
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
I see that people are stating that this is excellent for all ages, but I'd like to know how much is geared for young teens (ages 13 & 14). I take my grandchildren to NYC in April for 4 days. Was thinking this might be worth the excursion to Queens, but I don't want to do it if it's mostly geared to young children. Thanks!
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