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New York Hall of Science

Corona, NY 11368
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Need a place to take your kids that won't bore you or them? The New York Hall of Science might just be the place to take them because parents, teachers and children have all calle...


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NY Hall of Science 8/1/2006

The New York Hall of Science would be a very fun place to take your family for an educational outing, but I have to say, DON'T go during the week during the summer months. We recently took our kids there because my son loves science, and we were very dissapointed in our visit. There had to be over 10 camp groups there all at once. I'm sure it was more. They completely overtook the place. We don't mind waiting our turn for an exhibit, but it's not fair when we are waiting a long time and kids cut ahead of you. This happened at almost every exhibit we tried to see. There is absolutely no supervision at the exhibits. My husband went over to an employee to complain about the cutting in, and his response was that he didn't know who was in charge of the camp groups and walked away. I think that an employee should be in charge of a certain area and make sure that everyone has a turn. Lunch was a disaster with the cafeteria filled with the camps, and I almost choked on my food when the leader of one of the groups blew his loud whistle right near me to round up the kids. I wish they could let the groups eat in a different location, or less groups at one time. I've been in a lot of museums and places where camps visit, but I never saw so many camps at one time as I did here. I was so upset that I immediately wrote to the Hall when I got home. Robert Logan, the Sr. Vice President of Visitor relations, wrote back to me apologizing and said it's been a problem for a while that they are trying to solve and that they are trying to stake out special times for families. He suggested that families visting call them first at 718-699-0005 or check their website at about hours suggested for family visits during the summer months. I haven't checked yet to see if they added that information yet. He also offered to reimburse me for my visit, and I took him up on the offer. Otherwise, when the groups are gone (and that wasn't until around 3:00 or later) it's a really interesting place to spend a day. You'll find yourself playing with all the exhibits because almost all of them are hands on. My younger daughter really enjoyed the Preschool Place for kids' 6 and under. My son seemed to like the exhibits he got to see. Every year they have a different exhibit on the top floor. This year it was called CSI: Crime Scene Insects. We weren't very impressed with it though. It was supposed to be about how insects help solve crimes, but there was too many pictures of dead bodies decaying and maggots for me, and I walked out. I heard they had a really wonderful exhibit last year about the human body though. more

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New York Hall of Science - tops in field trips 6/24/2006

Need a place to take your kids that won't bore you or them? The New York Hall of Science might just be the place to take them because parents, teachers and children have all called it one of the best field trip destinations in the city (New York Magazine). New York's only hands-on science and technology center, NYHOS may be the standard to meet for science exhibitions, and with over 150 fascinating exhibits, it's a hard act to follow. Located in Queens, off the Long Island Expressway, 108th Street exit, this museum boasts interactive exhibits which are hands on and invite kids to join in and learn. Thoughtfully the exhibits are arranged by grade to allow maximum participation (3-7 and 7-12) and I've never seen anyone bored here. The current CSI exhibit explores the creepy, crawly world of forensic entomology (bugs) and how bugs are used to solve crimes--if you're a fan of the TV show CSI, you'll understand this. Hours are: Monday and Tuesday, 9:30am - 2pm (these days for groups only). Wednesday thru Sunday, 9:30am - 5pm (groups and public). Closed Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Years It's recommended that you make a reservation at least eight weeks in advance for class trips and large groups. The price is right, just $3.50 per adult and $2.50 per child (Wednesday & Thursday afternoons, 2-5 are free). Handicapped accessible. more

Great For Kids, Cheap For Adults 8/17/2005

The New York Hall Of Science is a great place to take your kids. Theres learning and fun all in one. Also, it only costs three dollars and fifty cents to get in the place. Of course you have to by food but thats not to bad. But I highly recommend this place. You will have a lot of fun with your kids. more

Great Museum 8/17/2005

For 3.50 you can spend all day at this great science museum. It is filled with a lot of exhibits and not only will you learn but its fun because its hands on. This is an excellent place to take some kids to so that they can learn about science and have fun at the same time. Furthermore there is free admission for kids wednesday 2-5. more
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