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 Art which are both located within short walking distance.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: New York Hall of Science

Fee: Yes - Free admission with a New York City Explorer Pass

Closed Now

Regular Hours:

  • 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

Category: Museums

Address: 47-01 111th St
Corona, NY 11368

Phone: (718) 699-0005


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4 Star Rating A great place to take kids (mine were ages 5-9) but the Above and Beyond exhibit wasn't worth the extra cost unless you really like space. It was not as fun... Read More

Sherms S. Jun-16-2019

3 Star Rating I took my two baby cousins here on a really, really hot day. It was upwards of 90 degrees that day. They enjoyed seeing the exhibits, but I found that... Read More

Maria D. Jun-22-2019

4 Star Rating This is located close to my sister's place in Jackson Heights and unbeknownst to me where they play the U.S. Open. We actually took advantage of 10am... Read More

Tom P. Jun-16-2019

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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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