New York Hall of Science

The New York Hall of Science features more interactive exhibits than any other New York Science Museum

Entrance to the New York Hall of Science
Entrance to the New York Hall of Science cc licensed photo by Science Planet

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 Artwhich are both located within short walking distance.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes - See the official website for details.

New York Hall of Science Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Address: 47-01 111th St, Queens, NY 11368, USA

Phone: (718) 699-0005

Official Website: New York Hall of Science

New York Hall of Science Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating This is a very good location for parents, grandparents, or a child care giver to bring the kids out to enjoy a day of experiencing something new and different. This museum has a lot to offer those curious minds that kids have. They will enjoy the interaction experience. It let's them be a part of it. Even a shy kid will have that look on their face of how they do that? They have indoor and outdoor experience for the kids to do, interact, or sit back and enjoy the show. This location has a large parking lot. They have a cafeteria and a gift shop also. I recommend that you experience a fun day with the little ones in your life.
Jose R Lopez - a month ago

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5 Star Rating I’ve been here multiple times to Chaperone for school trips and there’s always something new to explore. The Exhibits are endless and for everyone to enjoy/learn from. The best time to go, would probably be when there are no class trips, so you can take your time and not feel rushed out of an area due to an abundance of people. Call ahead to see if schools are scheduled to visit, on the days you plan on going. Chris & Reyna did an awesome presentation on liquid nitrogen! They were great to watch and learn from. The many times I’ve been here, I know I have yet to see all the exhibits this place has to offer! Looking forward to going again.
Doris Love - 3 weeks ago

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4 Star Rating This was such a great experience! I brought my daughter and my wife with me had a really fun time, looking at and interacting with all of the exhibits. My daughter really enjoyed the bubbles exhibit. They have tons of things to do like shows, activities, and you even skate on the synthetic glice. We will definitely come back!
Very Honest Reviews - 5 months ago

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5 Star Rating The New York Hall of Science in Queens offers an engaging and educational experience for visitors of all ages. With its hands-on exhibits and interactive displays, the museum makes science come alive. The staff is knowledgeable and enthusiastic, adding to the overall positive atmosphere. The variety of exhibits ensures there's something for everyone, from astronomy to biology. The outdoor Science Playground is a hit with kids, providing a perfect blend of fun and learning. Whether you're a science enthusiast or just looking for a unique outing, the New York Hall of Science is a must-visit destination that combines education and entertainment seamlessly. I love it!
Kristina Kovalyova - 5 months ago

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5 Star Rating Great place to get minds-on and hands-on about science. From interactive exhibits to a robust maker space to a 3D theater, the main museum can captivate kids and adults alike. Then add in a mini golf course, a fabulous science playground, and even an indoor “ice” rink, you can easily spend the entire day here.
Adam Fagen - 4 months ago

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Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
7111 Street7 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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