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    Claire Johnson
    Flushing Meadows, Corona Park
    8 Mar
    The New York Hall of Science, also known as NYSCI, occupies one of the few remaining structures from the 1964 New York World's Fair, and is New York City's only hands-on science and technology center. The more than 400 hands-on exhibits focus on biology, chemistry, and physics. The museum was established in 1964 as part of the 1964 World's Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, and at the time was one of only a few science museums in existence. Unlike many other institutions, which were closed immediately or soon after the Fair, the Hall remained open after the fair, and served as a resource for students. Its exhibits at the time were somewhat limited but included plans for the world's first atomarium open to the public.
    New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St, New York, New York 11368, United States
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  • I love the New York Hall of Science. Like, science museums are kind of my thing. I just find them so interesting, especially since you get to interact with science! Like in school you'd learn about all these things. In the NYsci, there are 450 interactive displays and seasonal art, so you get the best of both worlds. Also, if you're looking for something a bit more slow-paced, they have a 3D theatre with award-winning, animated feature films, and educational films! Finally, if you are interested in going into science, the science career ladder program provides high school and college youth opportunities to develop skills! There is so much to do, so DO yourself a favor and check it out!
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  • There are so many things in Queens that I never knew existed. I knew there was a zoo in the Bronx and Central Park, but there’s also one in Queens! The Queens Zoo has Bears, eagles, puma, and even Bison! I’ve never seen a bison before! A lot of the animals are native to America, which I think is really cool. It’s like I KNOW those animals exist in the country, but I’ve never seen any. Now I have the chance! I’m going when it gets a bit warmer. Any exhibits I shouldn’t miss?
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  • I think I heard before that one of the World Fairs was in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. But it just clicked for me when I looked it up that the WORLD FAIR was there! I know, stupid 💀 For anyone who doesn’t know, the 1964 world fair took palace there! And yes, it did have amusement park rides. I just thought it was a business exhibition! 51 million people visited it throughout the year. It was tons of people’s first time seeing computer equipment. Those most of the technology wouldn’t be seen again outside of the world fair, lol. Guess it didn’t make it past the prototype phase 🤷‍♀️ All of the exhibitions seemed futuristic, so why aren’t we living as the Jetson’s did 🤣 I could go for a flying car, what about you?
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