Join Harlem Globetrotters Legend Curly Neal
at the New York Hall of Science on February 12, 2012 for the Science of Basketball
Harlem Globetrotters legend Curly Neal will visit the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) on Sunday, February 12 as part of a one-day-only program, the Science of Basketball. The day will be filled with workshops, demonstrations, promotions and a special presentation by Neal himself. Neal will participate in a basketball science experiment and will showcase some of the Globetrotters trademark basketball moves. All events are free with general NYSCI admission. Space for certain events may be limited, so arrive early.
The day’s roster of activities includes:
Harlem Globetrotters’ Legend Curly Neal – 1 & 2 pm
Join one of the most famous Harlem Globetrotters in history, Curly Neal, for a special presentation. A legend in sports and entertainment, Neal captured the imagination of fans over 22 seasons, playing in more than 6,000 games in 97 countries with the Hall of Fame team. Neal will be joined by one of NYSCI’s Explainers for an entertaining basketball-themed science experiment. Following the experiment, Curly will also take questions from audience members. Tickets are free and will be distributed to visitors on February 12 on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.
Science of Basketball Demonstrations – noon & 3 pm
Learn the science behind some of your favorite basketball moves. A NYSCI Explainer will demonstrate the moves, explain the underlying science, and allow museum visitors to try out some of the tricks for themselves. Velocity, gravity, physics and even a little chemistry will put a new spin on the sport.
Sports Cart – noon – 4 pm
Suit up! Helmets, shoulder pads, bats, balls and gloves. Learn how sports equipment protects players from injury and leads to new developments in sports.
Today’s current Harlem Globetrotter stars will take the court for six high-flying games from February 17-20, including the IZOD Center (February 17 and 20), the Prudential Center (February 18), Madison Square Garden (February 18), and Nassau Coliseum (February 19). Tickets to see the world’s most famous basketball team are on sale now at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, the respective arena box office, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
The New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations and design spaces 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.
From September through June, NYSCI is open 9:30 am – 2 pm Tuesday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 5 pm on Friday, and 10 am – 6 pm on weekends. Admission is $11 for adults and $8 for children (ages 2-17), college students with valid ID, and seniors (62+). For directions, and other information, visit www.nysci.org or call 718-699-0005.