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
Currently ClosedHours 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 Science
|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
This place definitely has a lot to offer. If kids are not interested in science then it might be boring for them. However, the place has hands on experience. There is also place where you can see microbes through a microscope, which is definitely a cool experience for kids. The staff were friendly and helpful. There's a special time when experiments are done.
nysea d - 1 day ago
This is really good museum because it has a lot of hands-on activities. You can make experiments and there are places where they teach you. However, they really need to update their exhibits. They don't frequently do that. When I was 7, I came here and now they still have similar exhibits.
Joyce Han - 2 days ago
What a wonderful place. NYSci has so much to offer to a broad age group. Our first membership was when my daughter was only 15 months old. Whether time spent at the tot spot, or roaming the hall of mirrors, no time was wasted. There are so many hands on activities, and you can always find and explore something new. While I am fortunate to live relatively close to NYSci, I would likely make the trek if I did live further. Visit the website for free hours and a list of other events.
Jill Marinakis - 4 days ago
Fun place for children with many interesting activities. The adult-specific displays are also quite interesting. Plus they have designated free periods on Fri afternoons. Only reason I won't give it 5 stars is because a lot of the displays are run down and in need of repair.
Nevil Shah - 18 days ago
One of the best hands on museums for the kids. You can take your child there as soon as they can sit, there is a play area for babies and toddlers. The science playground is a fun place to play and make discoveries. Mini golf is also available for the kids and adults. Ginger bread lane is open for the holiday season and it’s awesome.
Jeannette Ellis - 1 month ago