February School Break: Engineering Week

Sat Feb 15, 2020
11:00am ET
4 and up
Free with admission ($16 adults; $13 children ages 2-17, students with ID & senior citizens)
New York Hall of Science

NYSCI staff and engineering partners from NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering join forces for a week of engineering activities.

Learn about new areas of engineering and what current engineering students are researching and engage in hands-on activities that have been created by the NYU student engineers.


The Circus Lab
Daily, noon – 4 pm
During this Engineering Week event, witness a 17-year-old robot arm try out for a chance to join The Circus Lab’s troupe! A project by Double Take Labs.

Build With Dowels
Feb 15 – 16 & 18 – 23: Noon – 4 pm
Design and build sculptures and structures using dowels, rubber bands and embellishments in Design Lab.

Civil Engineering Day
Feb 17, 11 am – 4 pm
Learn about civil engineering through interactive games, construction challenges, and hands-on activities presented by the metropolitan section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Build with Rigamajigs
Daily, noon – 4 pm
Collaborate, design and build large simple machine structures with Rigamajigs, a large scale building kit consisting of wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts and rope in Design Lab.

Cardboard City
Daily, noon – 4 pm
Design and build an entire micro-city out of cardboard in Design Lab.

Design Time Demonstration
Daily, 1 pm
We are all designers, join the audience in repurposing household items to build an imaginative mechanism to meet a challenge while using NYSCI’s design process.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
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Cosmic Camp
CAMP - 10:00 AM
Outdoor Music Together Class- Chelsea
Hudson River Park - Pier 63 - 11:00 AM
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