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Published August 18th 2010
On the former grounds of the 1964 New York World's Fair rockets remain scattered around the lawn. Behind them, an original fair building holds over 450 permanent exhibits about science and technology. The New York Hall of Science's interactive and hands-on displays bring biology, chemistry, and physics to life.

Microscopic creatures, molecules, and microbes come alive inside this Queens gem. Explore concepts of engineering, math, and technology networks that shape your life in the twenty-first century. Get your game on at the Sports Challenge where bouncing, climbing, leaping, pitching, racing, and reaction time test your body and mind, while explaining the physics of your favorite sports.

Outside, wind through the Rocket History and Man on the Moon timelines and walk among giant ballistic missiles, rocket engines, and space capsules. A full-size replica of Mercury-Atlas D Friendship 7 Capsule gives you a glimpse of the outer-space living quarters of America's first astronauts. Nearby Rocket Park Mini Golf lets you explore the science behind space launches. Each of its nine holes explains how your ball moves like a space craft being sent into orbit.

Run, jump, and slide through the Science Playground where every movement teaches principles of motion and balance. Sun, wind, and water engage your senses in the 60,000 square foot outdoor play area with activities fit for kids and adults.

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Why? To learn how the world works--and to see some cool rockets, of course.
When: June 28 - August 31, Monday - Friday 9:30 - 5, Saturday - Sunday 10 - 6; September - March, closed Mondays, close at 2 pm Tuesday - Thursday; April - June, closes at 2 pm Monday - Thursday.
Where: 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY
Cost: Adults $19; Kids, students, seniors $15
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