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QUEENS FAMILY OUTING: NYSCI'S SCIENCE FARMERS MARKET

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by Kaitlin Ahern

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Science farmers market at new york hall of science, nysciEvery Sunday through mid-November, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) hosts an outdoor Science Farmers Market. Now in its fourth year, the market gives visitors the chance to enjoy locally grown produce while learning the science behind the food they eat. Through interactive live science demonstrations conducted by NYSCI Explainers, visitors can learn everything from how much energy is in a peanut to the role of earthworms in the soil produce grows in.

 The Science Farmers Market's edible approach allows families to learn fun facts about fruits and vegetables, as well as the benefits of eating healthy. Through handouts and live demonstrations related to nutrition, biology, and ecology, visitors will discover things like how fruit trees are grafted, the origin of hot and sweet peppers, and the secrets of potatoes. Visitors can continue their science experience by exploring the Hall's more than 400 exhibits, including Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches, which is on display through August 22.

Event Info

What: Science Farmers Market

Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing

When: Open Sundays through November 14, 10am-4pm

How much: Free with museum admission: $11; $8 children, college students, and seniors

For more information: 718-699-0005 or www.nysci.org

 

 


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