New York Hall of Science

Simply put, the New York Hall of Science is a must-see.

It’d be worth it even without the sweet free-entry deal Fridays 2-5pm and Sundays 10-11am (suspended for July and August) although be aware it’s a tad crowded on these days, though not unbearably so. Myself and SuperDuperkid arrived on a recent Sunday at around 10:55, got in no problemo and had an absolute blast.

The recently launched 1,001 Inventions exhibition vows no less than to “uncover a thousand years of science and technology,” with a focus on the “forgotten” dark ages, and it did indeed deliver on these lofty promises.

Didn’t realize that Al-Jazari, the Turkish master engineer from the 12th century invented the crankshaft? Always wanted to see what a twenty foot replica of his famous “elephant clock” looks like? Have you even a cursory interest in flying machines, how the eye sees, cartography, wooden shipbuilding, light refraction, the philosophical writings of famous Hebrew court physician Maimonides, the invention of coffee, toothpaste, soap and much, MUCH more? Well then get your inquisitive butt right over to Flushing Meadows in Queens!

Seriously, adults and kids alike will be utterly transfixed and beguiled by this inspiring and thought-provoking exhibition.

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Official SuperDuperDad Yay or Nay Verdict: SuperDuper YAY!

Details: Parking ranges from $10-20 depending on Mets game schedule, funnily enough. Food court is fairly reasonably priced though not too healthy as to be expected.

More info on parking, directions and non-free admission HERE.

New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St at 48th Ave, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens (718-699-0301, nysci.org). Subway: 7 to 111th St.

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1 Response to “New York Hall of Science”


  1. 1 always home and uncool April 13, 2011 at 11:11 am

    That is on our list for the summer. Thanks for the tip, brother.


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