A Visit to GingerBread Lane at the New York Hall of Science

A Visit to GingerBread Lane at the New York Hall of Science

Every year during the holiday season, the New York Hall of Science in Queens transforms an area of its massive space into GingerBread Lane. Each of these miniature edible cottages is conceptualized, baked, and decorated by chef Jon Lovitch, who works on these all year. 

Gingerbread Lane has won the Guinness World Record for largest gingerbread village every year since 2013, and hopefully again this year! It was definitely charming to see and enjoy the sweet smells of candy and gingerbread linger in the air while you marvel at the miniature village of over 1050 houses. 

Afterwards, we signed up for a gingerbread-making workshop. Our 2, 4, and 5 year olds made an absolute mess out of this, but is was a good 45 minutes of fun and messy creativity for them. Click here to register for a class. 

Tips for Visiting GingerBread Lane

  • The museum is stroller friendly.
  • There is a coat check.
  • There is a cafe with a large assortment of food for kids and adults.
  • There a multiple bathrooms.
  • The museum offers areas of activities for ages ranging from infant thru adults.
  • With admission, you can enjoy the whole museum, not just GingerBread Lane.
  • The workshop is an additional fee and has limited spaces.

 Article originally published Dec. 13, 2016