New York Hall of Science
July 2011 Culture Spot
by Mallory Passuite, 07/01/2011
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Circus! Science Under the Big Top, one of the latest exhibitions at the New York Hall of Science, peeks underneath the big top and uncovers the secrets and science behind your favorite circus spectacles. To spotlight this exhibition, and all that the New York Hall of Science has to offer, NYC & Company has named the Queens institution its Culture Spot for the month of July. In honor of this designation, the museum will offer one free child admission with the purchase of an adult ticket throughout July.
The New York Hall of Science, originally built as a pavilion for the 1964-65 World's Fair, now serves as the City's hands-on science and technology center. With more than 450 interactive exhibitions, the museum makes science inviting and exciting for visitors of all ages. Permanent exhibitions include Search for Life Beyond Earth, which addresses issues like the existence of life on Mars and includes an actual rock that came from the red planet millions of years ago, and Seeing the Light, which explores how our eyes react to light and color, and includes a test to discover the small blind spot humans have in each eye.
Circus! Science Under the Big Top provides background on legendary circus animals Jumbo (the elephant) and Gargantua the Great (a gorilla) and the training of elephants and gorillas; gives visitors the chance to test their trapeze and tightrope skills; and allows kids to learn the science behind aerial acrobatics, human cannonballs and sword swallowers. Circus! runs through September 4.
The savings on admission at the New York Hall of Science is valid July 1–31, 2011. The savings is subject to availability and may not be combined with any other offer, discount or promotion. Other restrictions may apply. Download the discount coupon via the link above; the coupon will also be available during the entire month of July at the Official NYC Information Centers in Midtown, Harlem and the Times Square Alliance and at the Official NYC Information Kiosks in Chinatown and at City Hall.