It’s the 50th anniversary of NYSCI. Much has changed since 1964, but one thing still remains the same - we’re making the future. Come celebrate our birthday with our 2014 World Maker Faire @makerfaire. #nysci50 #makers #science #worldsfair #makerfaire #1964 #ny    #queens  (at New York Hall of Science)

It’s the 50th anniversary of NYSCI. Much has changed since 1964, but one thing still remains the same - we’re making the future. Come celebrate our birthday with our 2014 World Maker Faire @makerfaire. #nysci50 #makers #science #worldsfair #makerfaire #1964 #ny #queens (at New York Hall of Science)

More perspectives on the US Space Park and the in-progress Hall of Science from the World’s Fair. Find out more here.

Aerial view of the Hall of Science construction ongoing during season one of the World’s Fair.  More photos here.

Aerial view of the Hall of Science construction ongoing during season one of the World’s Fair.  More photos here.

The 1964-65 World’s Fair opened 50 years ago yesterday.  But the Hall of Science did not.  You can see the Hall still under construction in background left of this photo.  Find out more about why we were delayed here.

The 1964-65 World’s Fair opened 50 years ago yesterday.  But the Hall of Science did not.  You can see the Hall still under construction in background left of this photo.  Find out more about why we were delayed here.

This fascinating “making of” video created by SITU Studio (architects for Design Lab), Surveying the Great Hall captures the impressive scaffolding used in the restoration of the “Cathedral of Science.” As their custom camera rig slowly lifts 70 feet from floor to ceiling, “the camera will be slowly rotating and tilting to survey the space with a corkscrew motion.”

View their complete blog post here.

Today in the NYSCI Archive: There’s a leak in the existing structure but the Sanitation Dept band plays on.  Revisiting the 1966 opening ceremony of the Hall of Science of the City of New York.

Today in the NYSCI Archive: There’s a leak in the existing structure but the Sanitation Dept band plays on.  Revisiting the 1966 opening ceremony of the Hall of Science of the City of New York.

Magnetic memory, laser displays, and solar converters.  Just some of the premiere exhibits at NYSCI in 1966. More here

Nuclear energy discussion. Flushing Meadows, Queens NYC 1967.

Nuclear energy discussion. Flushing Meadows, Queens NYC 1967.