One of America’s premier science museums. More than 200 hands-on exhibits and the award-winning outdoor Science Playground enable visitors to enjoy a fun-filled, educational experience. Learn about sound, light, motion, microscopic organisms and other science concepts. The museum was established in 1964 as part of the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and at the time, was one of only a few science museums in existence. Unlike many other institutions, which were closed immediately or soon after the Fair, the hall remained open.
Explore some of the rockets and spacecraft that helped initiate the space race. These vehicles were state-of-the-art space exploring machines at the time of the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair.
Children under 4 are admitted free. Discounts for seniors 62+ and children (4-17). (718) 699-0005.
- Mon-Wed 9:30am-2pm,
- Tues-Sun 9:30am-5pm Sept-June;
- Mon 9:30am-2pm,
- Tues-Sun 9:30am-5pm, July & August.
- Closed Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
47-01 111th Street
Queens, NY 11368
Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Nearby Places of Interest:
- Queens Zoo
- Flushing Meadows Corona Park
- Maloof Skate Park
- National Tennis Center
- Citi Field stadium (Mets)