LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Color Wheelz is an art making and visual narrative experience to promote public engagement on the streets of NYC. The Color Wheelz van travels the five boroughs (and beyond) collecting artworks and stories along the way. At each destination, visitors add their personal touches to the van, using neon wire, cling paper, velcro shapes, magnets and...
NYSCI's Michael Wilson keeps the planets spinning... →
Beauty in the Eye of the Microscope
A rose by any other name … Oh wait, those are stink bug eggs. Through Friday, the eighth Olympus BioScapes Imaging Competition brings images of beauty captured under light microscopes to our museum. The winning images were selected from more than 2,000 submissions and reflect the latest advances in neuroscience and cell biology. Visitors can marvel at the beauty of stink bug eggs, be awed...
PRESS RELEASE: World Maker Faire Returns
QUEENS, NY—(Marketwire - Aug 20, 2012) - World Maker Faire returns to New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) on Saturday, September 29 from 10am to 7pm, and Sunday, September 30 from 10am to 6pm to showcase the world’s most extraordinary gathering of DIY talents in science, technology, crafting, fashion, food, sustainability, and more. [[MORE]]”Being back at NYSCI for our third...
Focusing on Bioscapes →
The Atlantic’s In Focus blog just posted a selection of photos from the Olympus Bioscapes competition. These amazing pics — which are even more impressive in person — are on view at NYSCI through August 31.
Build a Better Summer Camp -- Just Add Science
from NYSCI President and CEO, Margaret Honey: Last week, Peter Orszag wrote an article linking summer learning loss with skyrocketing childhood obesity rates.. For decades, educational researchers have studied summer learning loss — sometimes called the “summer brain drain.” In short, summer vacation negates some of the learning achieved during the academic year. This is particularly so for...
Science in Your Pocket
Want to learn about molecules? Understand extremophiles? There’s an app for that! NYSCI Explainers have just had their first apps developed as part of Explainers As Designers. The project is a variation on Iridescent’s Technovation Challenge, with teams of Explainers learning the ins and outs of app development while also getting some baseline knowledge of what it takes to...
Making Music with Garbage
Get ready for the Garbage-Men, a group of 10th graders who perform music on instruments made from recycled materials like cereal boxes, PVC pipes, and even a saxophone made from a Fisher-Price corn popper toy. The Garbage-Men are performing live throughout NYC this weekend, including two shows at NYSCI on Saturday at 1 and 3 pm.