About Us

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

NYSCI serves schools, families and underserved communities in the New York City area, offering informal, hands-on learning through various products and services that use the “design-make-play” method of bringing delight and play to educating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).



NYSCI's mission is to nurture generations of passionate learners, critical thinkers, and active citizens through an approach we call Design Make Play.


NYSCI staff, the board of trustees and science advisory group members play an integral part in making NYSCI's exhibits, workshops, education programs, and research successful and relevant to all ages and communities.

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Board of Trustees

Current list of NYSCI's Trustees, Officers, Trustees Emeriti & Ex-Officio

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Work at NYSCI

The New York Hall of Science supports diversity in the workplace. NYSCI is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and supports a drug-free workplace.
Available positions are updated on a regular basis.

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The Great Hall

“…an eerie windowless space with a cathedral-high ceiling and irregularly curved walls that suggest convulsive ripples in time and space.” – Rolling Stone

Beginning in 2008, NYSCI undertook a comprehensive modernization effort of The Great Hall with $25 million in capital support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York City Council and the Office of the Queens Borough President. Major philanthropic support was also generously provided by American Express.

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Advancing STEM Education

Our Impact
NYSCI is making STEM more accessible to more people – both on the museum floor and outside our walls.
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NYSCI Neighbors & Parent University

Offering parents more. A new program called Parent University will be a component of our NYSCI Neighbors initiative that makes it easier for parents to find and use available resources.


Build your career at NYSCI

STEM Nights are a series of free evening events that feature talks and informal networking with STEM professionals.
professional development
Watch a video about NYSCI's involvement in the Urban Advantage program.
Youth develop skills and sensitivity that help inform their product development process.