New York Hall of Science, Flushing

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The New York Hall of Science is a science museum located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the New York City borough of Queens, in the section of the park that is in Corona. It occupies one of the few remaining structures from the 1964 New York World's Fair and is New York City's only hands-on science and technology center. The more than 400 hands-on exhibits explore biology, chemistry, and physics.
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  • The New York Hall of Science Museum offers a very good educational experience, the museum offers a diversity of things to do. Went on a field trip with my daughters kindergarten class and I think I en...  more »
  • This was enjoyable although the interactive exhibits were really designed for children and would be better with more detailed explanations. Nevertheless we spent a happy Teo hours there. Connected wor...  more »
  • While my wife and I were up in NY from North Carolina for a bridal shower, it was necessary for us to watch our 2 grandchildren 7 & 4 because of a medical emergency in my son in laws family. The 4 of ...  more »
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  • This might be the most kid and family friendly museum I've ever been to. Almost every exhibit is hands-on, as interactive semicolons and it is not halfhearted stuff , it is really well-thought-out and engaging , often for both kids and parents. We were here for three or four hours, and I know we missed a lot, because as soon as we walked in , the kids were deeply involved in the first thing they saw. it was also not very crowded, on the early morning that we went , and parking before the parking lot open, got us free parking. I would say we had a better experience here than at the last children's museum we went to which was the Museum of science in Boston. staff here was incredibly attentive and pleasant as well.
  • WARNING: Outside play area that everyone raves about is closed in the winter months. Kiwi view: got to admit sometimes it felt like an 80s Russian theme park done things were that old and quirky. But the whole place was actually REALLY good and the kids loved it. So many things to challenge their mind (including the old and quirky things). No five stars as the outside play area was closed and the 3D movie was mostly not 3D.
  • Excellent Museum, kids had a blast. Words cant describe The Connected exhibit well enough, it must be experienced. 3D Movie on Extreme Weather was interesting, but I think it is more well suited for adults then children. Parking is $10. The selection of food in the dining hall is limited and overpriced.
  • Tons of hands on experiences, interactive activities, and crafts. Staffs are great, very friendly, patient, and interactive. They are willing help, and knows how to deal with kids. Love their current, and seasonal/new exhibits, check the calendar on their site. Make sure you take your kids to every one of them. They offer free admission on certain days as well. Coat check $2 per jacket. Parking is $10 I believe (lots of free parking right outside of the lot).
  • A very kid-friendly place and many cool things to see. Great for school field trips, and admission is free for teachers. The food however is a bit pricey, so if you want to save money I suggest you eat before you go in.

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