World Science Festival NYC

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Bringing science to life and inspiring the next generation of problem solvers and inventors--that's what this event is all about. Science is part wonder part value and a huge part of our future. Join in the fun this week at the World Science Festival.

We've put together a list of the family friendly event. Don't miss the free family fair! For more events and details visit

World Science Festival Youth and Family Street Fair: This free, day-long public event samples the best of the World Science Festival and showcases the intrigue and pure fun of science via interactive exhibits, experiments, games and shows. Dozens of kid-friendly exhibitors will also be on hand.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


All ages

10 am to 6pm

Washington Square Park

Greenwich Village

“Einstein, Time and Cool Stuff” :With cool liquid nitrogen tricks, Nobel laureate William Phillips demystifies physics for families, and demonstrates what happens when ordinary objects are taken to the edge of absolute zero.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


ages: 5 and up


Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, NYU Kimmel Center

60 Washington Square South (LaGuardia Place), 4th Floor

“Cool Jobs” : What does YOUR kid want to be when he or she grows up? Have they ever thought about what it would be like to hunt for extraterrestrial life for a living? Or build sophisticated robots? Let them meet scientists with some of the coolest jobs in the world and be inspired!

Saturday, June 5, 2010


ages: 8 and up


Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, NYU Kimmel Center

60 Washington Square South (LaGuardia Place), 4th Floor

“Mathemagician”: It’s part math, part magic. “Mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin performs feats of mental mathematical gymnastics.

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

$15 (all ages)

ages: 6 and up

11 am

Tishman Auditorium, New School

66 West 12th Street (6th Avenue)

“Astronaut Diary: Life in Space": Astronauts who've lived on the International Space Station tell all – what it's like to ride on a spaceship, to eat, sleep, exercise, do science and “walk” – in space. Plus: an astronaut currently aboard the ISS will answer questions via downlink from space!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Free (Tickets required; may be picked up starting at 10 A.M. at Skirball Center box office the day of the event)

Age range: All ages


Rosenthal Pavilion, NYU Kimmel Center, 10th Floor

60 Washington Square South (LaGuardia Place)

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