Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Weekends, 10 am – 6 pm; weather permitting
Through dozens of playground elements like slides, seesaws, sand pits, and fog machines, visitors of all ages and abilities can explore the scientific principles of motion, balance, sound, sight and simple machines, as well as sun, wind and water.
Designed for children of all ages, Science Playground exhibits include a giant lever, Archimedes screw and water play area, wind pipes, a climbing net, slides, sand boxes and metal drums.
Admission for a 45-minute session is $4 per person, plus general NYSCI admission. The Science Playground is free for NYSCI Premium, Family Plus, Extended Family and Donor members. Last session is one hour before NYSCI general closing time.
Contact NYSCI at 718-699-0005 ext. 365 before visiting for information regarding weather-related Science Playground closings.
45-minute sessions, March through December, weather permitting. Science Playground fees are in addition to admission fees. Cost is $3 per child; chaperones are free. Chaperones must supervise their children. For safety purposes, flat shoes must be worn in this area. Groups must register in advance. Call 718-699-0301 for more information.