New York Hall of Science
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Presented in the iconic Great Hall, Connected Worlds immerses visitors in a fantastical animated world where your actions, gestures, movements, and decisions impact how well the world is kept in balance. There are six environments in Connected Worlds: jungle, desert, wetlands, mountain valley, reservoir, and plains. Each has its own trees, plants, and animals, but they share a common supply of water. The environments are fed by a central waterfall that is projected 38-ft high in the exhibitions and flows out across an interactive floor that spans 2,300 square feet.
While interacting with Connected Worlds, visitors explore the interconnectedness of different environments, strategize to keep systems in balance, and experience how individual and collective actions can have widespread impact. As visitors explore and play, their actions, gestures, movements, and decisions have both short and long-term effects on the digital environments. These effects are based on core concepts of sustainability science including feedback loops, equilibrium in a dynamic environment, and casual links and influences.
A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.