BY QEDC It’s In Queens
Trust the science. The New York Hall of Science, that is.
The Flushing Meadows Corona Park museum ─ which is also called “NYSCI” ─ has been closed to the public since March 14, 2020 due to COVID-19, but it’s set to re-open on Thursday, July 8, 2021.
NYSCI offers several hundred hands-on exhibits at such spots as a science playground, a preschool place, and the Rocket Park Mini Golf Course, where duffers learn that the same laws of motion and gravity that guide a spaceship’s path also control a golf ball’s motion.
There are also some new reasons to stop by. The Happiness Habits Lab is a space to sample practices that increase some people’s joy. The current focus is on dancing, and visitors can test how moving and grooving to the beat can influence their moods.
Head to the 3D Theatre to watch Out Of Bounds: Mountain Adventure 3D, which depicts a journey through mountains extending from Antarctica to Alaska, and Back from the Brink 2D, which relates the true story of three animal species rescued from brink of extinction.
Located at 47-01 111th St., NYSCI’s current operating hours are Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. Admission prices vary.
In the years before the Covid pandemic, the museum hosted a Maker Faire every fall, GingerBread Lane in December, and Brick Fest Live, a two-day extravaganza for lovers of LEGO products. Let’s hope all three activities return.
Written by: Joe Swift