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Published June 18th 2011
The New York Hall of Science is located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which is in the Queens borough. The Hall of Science is housed in one of the last structures that were built for and used during the 1964 New York World's Fair.
What it is today
Today, the New York Hall of Science is a hands-on science and technology center. That means you actually get to touch things, something you can't do in other buildings in New York City. There are more than 450 exhibits in the New York Hall of Science that let you touch and explore. The exhibits focus on biology, chemistry, and physics.
What you can do and who can do it
This means you might get to look at something through a real microscope, watch as chemicals are mixed (you may even get to mix something up yourself) and finally figure out some of the laws of physics (or, at least get a better idea of how they work so that you can be ready the next time they start working against you.)
The New York Hall of Science wants everyone who visits to enjoy themselves. This includes those with limited abilities. Everyone is welcome, and the staff will make every effort to accommodate each person who walks through the doors.
When you can go and how much it costs
The hours of operation for the New York Hall of Science are usually 9:30 AM until 2:00 PM Monday through Thursday, 9:30 AM until 5:00 PM on Friday, and 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. At times, there may be special hours. If you think this is the case on the day you are planning to visit, you may wish to call ahead.
Admission prices differ depending on all which activities you want to do. For example, you can just visit the museum, or you can visit the museum and play Rocket Park Mini Golf, or you can visit the museum, play Rocket Park Mini Golf, and play on the Science playground.
Each venue has an admission price. For this reason, you may want to purchase a combination ticket that lets you do everything there is to do for one price. During certain times, general admission is free. You can call or go to the website for these days and hours. If you're a member of NYSCI, you can get in free all year long. The website will give you information on how to become a member.