47-01 111th Street, Corona, NY 11368
(718) 699 - 0005
New York Hall of Science
DescriptionThe NY Hall of Science is located in Corona, Queens, NY. The large, paved, parking lot, with about 20 handicapped parking spaces is located close (about 1/10 mi.) to the main entrance of the museum. Passe gers can be dropped off in front. There are benches directly arom the entrance. The main entrance has several sets of street-level, double doors.
Large elevators take visitors to each level of the museum. Wide, open staircases also go to each level.
Multi-stall restrooms, with handicapped accessible stalls are available on each floor. A single-use, family bathroom is located in the Cafe, near the entrance to the science playground. One has to ask a worker in the café to unlock this restroom.
The large café offers packaged items. The coffee bar is full-service. The science shop is large.
- Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: benches
Paths and walkways: paved
Doors: several sets of street-level, double doors
Number of floors: 3
Steps and staircases: staircases to all floors
Width of aisles: wide open areas
Places to sit: benches and chairs
Location of restrooms: * on each floor
Type of restroom: multi-stall, handicapped accessible, wheelchair accessible sinks
Ease of entry and exit: easy
Baby changing station: yes
Available food services: cafe
Friendliness of staff: friendly and helpful
Notes: * A single-use, family bathroom is located inside the cafe, near the entrance to the science playground. One must ask someone in the cafe to unlock it.
“The Art of the Brick” and Gingerbread Lane enticed me to pay a visit to the NY Hall of Science, located in Corona, Queens, NY. Having seen Gingerbread Lane before, I knew how terrific it is. The Lego exhibit sounded exciting!
The large, paved, parking lot, with about 20 handicapped parking spaces is located close (about 1/10 mi) to the main entrance. Passengers can be dropped off at the entrance. There are benches directly across from the street-level, double doors. Right outside the entrance is a mini-golf course, which is undergoing renovation.
The lobby is quite spacious. Elevators or steps take visitors to all levels. The museum has more than 100,000 square feet of space, with over 450 exhibits, events and workshops.
Gingerbread Lane is charming and amazing, with houses, and an array of wonderful sights for the holiday season. Made entirely of edible gingerbread, icing, and candy, there is a gingerbread give-away when the exhibit ends. (January 12th) . It has become so large that it takes up its own gallery.
“The Art of the Brick” is the world’s largest display of Lego art. There are more than 100 pieces using only Lego bricks. Everything from a 20 foot dinosaur, and the Mona Lisa, to Michaelangelo’s David, plus a variety of other works, excite everyone viewing them. There is also an interactive area, where one can create and design his/her own Lego work of art. It is incredible to see what one man has created with Lego!
The museum is an easily accessible, wonderful place, especially for families. Most of the exhibits are hands on, along with demonstrations, a maker-space, theater, pre-school area, discovery lab, and other places . On all levels, moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas were happily engaged with the younger family members. A look at the museum’s website shows a wide variety of activities for different age groups.
Large elevators take visitors to each level of the museum. Wide, open staircases allow access as well. There is ample space for navigation and some benches throughout.
We were unable to check out the theater. The large outdoor area, which has mini-golf and a playground, are undergoing renovation.
Multi-stall restrooms, with handicapped accessible stalls are available on each floor. A single-use, family bathroom is located on the main floor, in the Café. One has to ask a worker in the café to unlock this restroom.
The large café offers packaged food. There is a full-service coffee bar
We can never pass up a stop in the museum shop. The large, Science Shop has some interesting items.
The NY Hall of Science is a great place to take the kids, grandkids, and friends for a great learning experience in a novel way.
As always, we at Destination Accessible urge you to check a venue’s website, www.nysci.org, to “know before you go.”