Science is more than just a class you had to take in high school; it’s also what the people who taught those classes do in their free time. Enrich yourself with this Groupon.
$19 for Museum Visit for Family of Four (Up to $38 Total Value)
- Admission for two adults aged 18 or older (up to an $11 value each)
- Admission for two children aged 2–17 (an $8 value each)
- Includes admission for four to Design Zone, the museum’s featured exhibit
Permanent exhibits include the science playground with slides, seesaws, and fog machines. Among the touring exhibits is limited-time feature exhibition Design Zone, where you can explore how a variety of professions use math and science to face design challenges, with the chance to make music, create 3-D art, and design a digital roller coaster or skate park.
New York Hall of Science
Reflecting the diverse scope and scale of science itself, the exhibits at the New York Hall of Science range from massive NASA rockets to holographic depictions of the infinitesimal atom. Originally built for the 1964 World's Fair to showcase technological advancements, the center has since transformed into an interactive museum and leading innovator in exhibit technology and educational programming that, since 1986, has seen more than 7 million visitors. Today, more than 450 interactive exhibits, along with 3D movies and live daily demonstrations, invite visitors of all ages to explore the world by watching living microbes thrive and evolve in a miniscule zoo, discovering the powerful mathematics hidden in everyday objects, and testing their understanding of physics in the science playground, along with the mini-golf course inspired by the cosmos. One of the featured programs, Design Lab, consists of five visually and thematically distinct activity areas that evoke a sense of childlike playfulness and imagination. The activities encourage visitors to be creative while experimenting with structures, circuits, and simple materials. The youngest visitors can also enjoy a developmentally-appropriate science education of their own in Preschool Place.