The Science Playground at the New York Hall of Science is not just a place to climb and spin, but to learn.

After first shutting down in the winter of 2019 for renovations, staying closed for the pandemic, and then suffering severe damage from Hurricane Ida, it’s open again after nearly four years.

What You Need To Know

  • The Science Playground at the New York Hall of Science is reopening after being closed for nearly four years

  • The playground was closed for renovations, the pandemic, and then damaged by Hurricane Ida

  • The New York Hall of Science is located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens

  • It was originally built for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair

The playground features a variety of science-related equipment like a sensory dome that kids can enjoy regardless of their physical abilities, a giant nest, and the tallest wave tower in the tri-state area.

“It’s learning through exploration, it’s learning through play,” said Christopher Ebe, chief marketing and development officer at the New York Hall of Science.

In addition to the renovations, a new mural is going up from artist Sandra Perez, celebrating the natural elements and bringing communities together.

“I want to have more spaces where children and family can come together and have an art everywhere,” said Perez.

Ever wonder if you can outrun a dog? Find out inside the Hall of Science with the new exhibit: “Dogs!”

“All about the history of dogs, their anatomy, the science behind their olfactory senses, their vision,” said Laura Velazquez, a visitor experience associate at the hall.

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