You can also visit the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration (CILC) page to book any of our Virtual Visit programs. The nonprofit CILC supports and advances education through videoconferencing and other collaborative technologies. NYSCI is a proud member and a 2013-14 Pinnacle Award winner. NYSCI’s Virtual Visits also received an Honorable Mention at the 2008-09 Pinnacle Awards.

All Virtual Visits are offered to public schools, private schools, libraries, after school programs, camps, hospitals, juvenile detention education programs, and other informal learning centers. Materials and instructions are provided to help prepare for, and build on, Virtual Visit activities.

This program has been made possible, in part, with support from the Verizon Foundation.


Virtual Visit Science Demonstrations

Fee: $100

We bring your classroom directly into our Science Demonstration stage to experience our exciting NYSCI interactive demonstrations. Sessions are 30 minutes in length.

  • Chemistry Demonstration (Grades 3 – 12; Chemistry)
  • Laser Demonstration (Grades 4 – 9; Physics)
  • Magic and Science (Grades K – 4; Physical Science, Chemistry)


Virtual Visit Classes

Fee: $150

These are one-session classes, 45 minutes in length. Includes extension activities.

  • Sophisticated Shadows (Grades K-2; Physical Science)
  • Fun with Bubbles (Grades K – 2; Physical Science, Chemistry)
  • Illustrious Illusions: Secrets Revealed! (Grades K – 3; Biology)
  • Journey Inside the Eye (Grades K – 3; Biology)
  • Nanoscience: Atomically Engineering our Future (Grades 6 – 12; Physical Science, Chemistry)


Virtual Visit Unit

Fee: $250

These are expanded programs that include two video conferencing connections, 3 pre-connection lessons and expanded post-activity project extension.

  • Hidden Kingdoms: The World of Microbes (Grades 4 – 9; Microbiology)
  • Search for Life (Grades 6 – 12; Astronomy, Astrobiology, Microbiology)
  • Mathematica: Beyond Numbers (Grades 6 – 12; Math)
  • Sports Challenge (Grades 4 – 9; Physics)
  • System Science: Intro to Networks (Grades 6 – 12; Biology, Computer Science)
  • Playground Science (Grades 3 – 6; Physics)