Events in NYC
06/27/15 through 01/31/20
New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St. Map
Presented in NYSCI's iconic Great Hall, Connected Worlds is a fully immersive, digitally rendered interactive experience where visitors are encouraged to explore the interconnectedness of different environments, learn about the importance of keeping systems in balance, and see how our individual and collective actions can have widespread impact. Through their gestures and movements, visitors interact with animated creatures, plants, trees and other objects, and see how human decisions affect the environment.
"Connected Worlds reflects what NYSCI is all about – a playful hands-on activity, a focus on problem-solving, and deep engagement with a topic. Connected Worlds gives visitors confidence in their ability to effect change, and empowers them within a larger environment," said Margaret Honey, president and CEO of NYSCI. "This leads to passionate learners – a hallmark of the NYSCI experience."
Connected Worlds features gesture-based technologies that generate and project images onto seven massive screens. Six of the screens are more than 14 feet tall and one screen, which shows a digital waterfall, is 38 feet tall. The screens show six different, but interconnected, environments – desert, mountain valley, plains, reservoir, jungle and wetlands – each with their own unique trees, plants and creatures, but sharing common resources, such as water and weather patterns. Some of the animals travel across environments for breeding or to access food. A central reservoir, which is fed by the waterfall and supplies water to the six environments, is projected on the floor, covering approximately 2,300 square feet.
Venue Description: Founded at the 1964-65 World's Fair, the NYSCI is New York City's center for interactive science serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year. with more than 450 hands-on exhibits in a wide range of sciences.
Upcoming Events at New York Hall of Science
'Journey to Space' 3D Movie - 07/01/16 - 06/30/17
Tiny Giants 3D Movie - 07/17/16 - 06/30/17
Science Fiction, Science Future - 02/04/17 - 04/30/17
Maker Space Friday - 04/07/17 - 04/28/17
Picturing Female Robots and Androids - 04/22/17 - 09/03/17
Maker Space Friday - 05/05/17 - 05/26/17
Make It: Molding and Casting - 05/06/17 - 05/21/17
Little Makers: Flower Explorations - 05/14/17
STEM Expo - 05/19/17
Little Makers: Glider Planes - 05/21/17
Maker Space Friday - 06/02/17 - 06/30/17
Faces From the Southern Ocean - 06/03/17 - 09/03/17
Bug Day - 06/24/17