The New York Hall of Science was originally opened as a Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair in the borough of Queens. Today it houses over 450 fun and exciting exhibits that make learning fun for visitors of all ages.
The majority of attractions at the 1964 World's Fair were closed down at the conclusion of the fair. However, the Science Museum remained open and, while its exhibits where much more limited than what they are today, it served as a valuable resource to students and to the community until it was finally shut down in 1979 for a major renovation. After seven years of extensive work the hall reopened in 1986 and was almost an instant success which led to even more funding and expansions over the following decades.
The fun begins before you even enter the museum. Who wouldn't be captivated by the Gemini II Titan Rocket, the Mercury-Atlas D Rocket or the Mercury Space Capsule in Rocket Park outside the museum. How about a round of space themed mini-golf? Kids and adults of all ages will find the Science Playground Exhibition a fun way to learn.
Inside the New York Hall of Science there are even more things to see and do - many more. With so many exhibits being hands-on or interactive, this is a fun learning experience that the entire family will be sure to enjoy. Some of the permanent exhibitions include Connections, Feedback, Hidden Kingdoms, Marvelous Molecules, Mathematica and the Sports Challenge. There are also a variety of temporary exhibitions that make their way to the museum from other science museums around the world.
It is well worth a trip into Queens on the subway to visit this fun and entertaining New York Science Museum. You can easily combine your visit with a visit to the Unisphere and to the Queens Museum of Art which are both located within short walking distance.
Facts For Your VisitFee: Yes - Free admission with a New York Pass
Open NowHours This Week:
- Monday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Address: 47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368, USA
Phone: (718) 699-0005
Official Website: New York Hall of ScienceMap of nearby accommodations:
|Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|7||111 Street||7 minutes|
How to get to New York Hall of Science by Subway
Take Train 7 to 111th Street; exit and go left at the turnstiles; and walk south from the station for 6 blocks along 111th Street. The New York Hall of Science is on the left.
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Ratedout of 5
So much to do. It’s engaging and an awesome place for play indoors for toddlers and little kids. I’m not so sure kids would have fun past 8 years of age.
Haewon Latorre - 3 days ago
Love the New York Hall of Science! It's one of those NYC attractions that keeps getting better over time. Great for school trips. The staff was great. Wish there was a greater selection of food and beverage options, especially for picky eaters. Gift shop was cool.
Cheryl Taylor - 26 days ago
The is a fun place to play and discover! This is an amazing child-friendly museum that covers activities for kids from early childhood through their teens. There's a great number of hands-on exhibits with very good scientific explanations, and frequent demonstrations and events. Awesome seasonal exhibits like spectacular gingerbread houses - Ginger bread lane is open for the holiday season and it’s super! There is also place where you can see microbes through a microscope, which is definitely a cool experience for kids. There's a particular time when experiments are done so do a bit of research if you plan to see a specific experiment. It's a fun day with a lot of learning.
NYC Birthday Clowns - 1 month ago
This is science-filled place that is good for kid's education (unless he is not interested in science). Some places can teach you to make experiment, full of interactivity. The staff were very friendly and easy to spend a day in it.
Wilson Z - 1 month ago
Free entry if you have a membership at Brooklyn Children's Museum! This is an INCREDIBLE child-friendly museum that really covers kids from early childhood through their teens. There's a staggering number of hands-on exhibits with very good scientific explanations, and frequent demonstrations and events. Crazy awesome seasonal exhibits like spectacular gingerbread houses. It's a fun day with a ton of learning.
Kate Navarro-McKay - 1 month ago