Space Age Appropriate: Science Museums for Kids in NYC

by Alyssa Grossman, 03/27/2012 [Updated 05/06/2015]

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  • Carmelo the Science Fellow  
    Carmelo Piazza started his rise to local fame back in 2005. Before long, parents were lining up at 4:30am to sign up for his courses, as noted by a New York Times article that dubbed Piazza "the rock star of science class." By day, he's a public school teacher, but when school hours are over, this comical educator heads to Cosmic Cove—his outpost on Brooklyn's Atlantic Avenue—for hands-on projects that won't make it onto any report card. The lineup of classes changes each season, and past space exploration-themed lesson plans have included creating night-vision flashlights, assembling a telescope, designing a rocket ship and making comets. Check for updated schedules, including preschool science playgroups. 

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