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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  • If you have time, this is a nice ride to make with the kids. Stay away from Manhattan (about 40 minutes by Metro) line 7. 111 St station is a 15 min walk from the Hall of Science. We went on Sunday, in the time of free entry and we stayed the day there. We got some 9:30 and there was no line. We were the first to be met. Buy tickets for only one of the 3D movies (each film is $ $6 per adult), but despite the excellent quality of the 3D, we think it's not worth it. The kids liked the interactive environment of the Grand Hall. Is included in General Admission, but you have to put the name in the list of groups that come in at a time. There are some very interesting things, but honestly the Pinwheel São Paulo Cultural leaves nothing to be desired.
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  • Took the grand kids, they loved it. We loved it.. Lots to see and do. They were enthralled with all the exhibits  more »
  • Best place to take kids. I took my cousins from out of town and their kids and mine ages 9-11 and they thoroughly enjoyed the day at the museum. We arrived at 10:30 and left around 3:30. Saw all the m...  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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