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See, hear, smell, touch, build, create, dream, test, design, make, play. It’s all in a day’s fun at NYSCI.

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Maker Space

Fall 2022 Workshop: Stop-Motion Animation

Explore simple stop motion animation techniques using everyday technology and materials to produce your own creative video clip. Learn how to create the illusion of motion on screen and place or position props to develop a fun storyline to share with others.

When: Fridays (2pm - 4:45pm), Saturdays, and Sundays (11am - 3:30pm).

Cost/ Structure: Free with admission. “Drop in” style workshop with a max capacity of 15 visitors.

This workshop is recommended for visitors ages 5+.



Fridays | 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Saturdays and Sundays | 11:00am – 4:00pm

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Daily Demos

NYSCI Explainers showcase science and engineering based activities and demonstrations engaging with the properties of chemistry, physics, design thinking, and more right before your eyes in these interactive presentations.

Come check out visitor favorites like Cool Chemistry, Flight, and the Air Cannon. Engaging explanations combine with audience participation to make live STEM presentations an enjoyable learning experience for all.

Free with NYSCI admission.


Explore how our eyes work by investigating the differences and similarities between human and cow’s eyes or by following the path of light in this exciting cow’s eye dissection.


Learn how we can shrink balloons without removing the air inside and smash a solid object as if it was made of glass, in this demonstration about the phases of matter.


We live in a sea of air, yet we rarely take the time to think of how it affects our lives. Find out how air pressure can crush a water bottle or keep a balloon inflated without tying a knot.


Is it always true that what goes up must come down? See what makes hot air balloons, blimps, airplanes and rockets defy the laws of gravity in this demonstration that ends with a bang.


We are all designers, join our audience in repurposing household items to build an imaginative mechanism to meet a challenge while using NYSCI’s design process.


Demonstrating the presence of air and its effects on the environment, our trash can of science shoots a vortex of wind capable of toppling freestanding cups or blowing down anything in its path.


Watch as powerful effects of static charge make objects defy gravity. It’s hair raising!

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Happiness Habits Lab

How are you feeling today? Have you considered that dancing a little today might improve your overall mood? A bit of dance could even make you feel … HAPPY. Come test that out with us!

The Happiness Habits Lab is a space to sample practices that have been found to increase some people’s happiness. Use the time and space we have provided to consider how these activities impact your mood and feelings, and determine if they are something you might like to add to your life.



Daily every half hour from 11:00am – 4:30pm

* Last session starts at 4:00pm

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3D Theater

Our movie schedule varies and includes award-winning, animated feature films, in addition to our educational offerings.

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Rocket Park Mini Golf

Rocket Park Mini Golf reveals that the same laws of motion and gravity that guide the path of a spaceship control the motion of golf balls here on Earth. In this nine-hole miniature golf course, players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more.

Recommended for ages 6 and older.

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Science Playground

Far from your average jungle gym, our playground is where science and fun collide.