It’s a beautiful, yet very cold day here in New York City. On days like these many parents are going a little crazy trying to figure out what to do with their kids.
I have a few “inside” favorites, like the The Brooklyn’s Children Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, Liberty Science Center, Staten Island Children’s Museum, and the New York Hall of Science.
We discovered the New York Hall of Science this past Summer, when in looking for something to do we went with something we had not done before. We traveled to Corona Queens, and right there, around the corner from The Playground for All Children, is the Hall of Science.
At the time, there was even a Farmer’s Market taking place right in front, though small, it seemed well visited by the locals. We walked past the Rocket Park and The Rocket Park Mini Golf (fee to enter), and walked through to the main exhibition hall, where my kids spent most of their time playing with molecules, gravity, microbes, and so much more.
They were all into touching, testing, looking, and listening to everything. That’s what’s so great about this Hall of Science, it’s incredibly interactive, and the exhibits are set up in a way that really encourage the kids to “participate” in the learning opportunities before them because they have fun in the process.
There’s also tons to do. The second level has even more exhibits going on, they host educational demonstrations, have a party room for birthdays, and the interactive themes and shows throughout. On the other side of the Science Hall is the library, as well as a play area for smaller children.
We spent a good portion of our day here and had a wonderful time. I still felt that we didn’t cover all there was to see and do, and now with new upcoming exhibitions, there is even more to discover in our next visit. But if it’s a nicer day, and the kids are STILL feeling restless, there is also a playground, The Corona Golf Playground, right across the avenue from the New York Hall of Science, which we also visited and really complimented our day out.
So when you wake up to a cold, snowy, or rainy day, remember that you live in the greatest city in the world and there are plenty of adventures out there for you and the little ones!New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th Street Queens, NY 11368-2950 718-699-0005 [subscribe2]