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Find your way through NY Hall of Science

The maze is constructed by Minotaur Amusements Inc. and is a 48-foot square made of aluminum tubing and vinyl panels. Each panel stands eight feet tall, and will be moved into different configurations during the course of the winter season. Don’t worry, the maze has a built-in watch tower so that alert spotters can see lost travelers and safely guide them to the nearest exit.

A-Maze-ing Scientists runs Jan. 18 — Feb 23 (weekends only) and Feb 17 — 21.

Giant Maze

Great Hall 11 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Search for six lost famous scientists inside the Giant Maze and find out about their discovery or invention. Elijah McCoy (oil lubrication systems), Garret A. Morgan (traffic light system, hair straightener, gas mask), Flossie Wong-Staal (co-discovered HIV), Ellen Ochoa (first Hispanic astronaut, invented optical devices for filtering images from space), Jane Goodall (discovered new chimpanzee behavior), Sue Hendrickson (discovered largest, most complete and preserved T-Rex)

Making Science Activity Area

Great Hall 11 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Make a fun craft project inspired by inventions such as the Bugcopter, Zoetrope or Kaleidoscope. Materials fee: $2.50.

Science Explorer Stations

Great Hall 11 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Explore various tabletop activities on scientific discoveries and inventions. There will be a discovery bin on each scientist as well as a Toy Invention Bin (Slinky, Legos, Silly Putty, and Play-Doh), Kid Inventions and Accidental Discoveries.

Invent It Contest

Great Hall 11 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Create your own invention and enter it in our contest to win a prize. Draw a diagram and description of your invention. Win a gift bag with cool toys and/or free membership package.

Construction Table

Great Hall 11 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Try making a unique invention with various construction toys using K’Nex and Googolplex.

Auditorium Programs

Inventions that Changed Our Lives Video 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

See how advancement in technology has enhanced our lives with modern inventions (26 min.)

Science Snapshots — Live Science Theater Show

Feb 15-17, 20-23

2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Go on an amazing adventure with stupendous scientists. Our perilous photographer, Penelope Perez, will take you on a journey through an amazing world of science that few people know about, as she tries to capture photographs of famous female scientists.

$2 per person ($1 members).

Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday, 9:30 am - 2 p.m.; Thursday - Sunday, 9:30 am - 5 p.m., closed Monday except holidays.

For more information go to or call 718-699-0005.

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