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Sunday, September 23, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


City of Science returns to Staten Island! Join the World Science Festival and Con Edison for this larger-than-life, touring event where the wondrous properties of science, technology, engineering, and math collide. Filled with interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, and enormous exhibitions, this FREE program unleashes everyone’s inner scientist. City of Science is open to the public. RSVP not required, but encouraged. RSVP HERE!

City of Science Staten Island will also feature two Apprentice Programs and guided tours of the College of Staten Island Astrophysical Observatory. Space is limited, so sign up to reserve your spot for these FREE programs. See registration details below.

Questions: Email education@worldsciencefestival.com, call 212.348.1400, or visit our City of Science hub page for details about our other City of Science events throughout New York City.

Apprentice Programs & Observatory Tours

Zookeeper’s Apprentice: How To Train Your Zoo Creature
CSI Sports & Recreation Center, Building 1R | September 23 at 11:30 AM  & 2:30 PM | Recommended for ages 8+
Ever wonder how zoo animals from otters to porcupines learn to follow simple commands? Train with animal behaviorists from the Staten Island Zoo, and explore clicker training methods to teach your animals to be calm and well-behaved, whether at the vet, in the park, in transit, in your house, or in your future studies in wildlife conservation. SIGN-UP HERE

Animal Behaviorist Apprentice: The Naked Mole-Rat
CSI Sports & Recreation Center, Building 1R | September 23 at 1:00 PM | Recommended for ages 8+
It’s hard to find a New Yorker who hasn’t encountered a rat. But a naked mole-rat? Doubtful. Native to East Africa, they live mostly underground and, because of their highly social behavior, scientists are studying why they crave so much family time. You won’t come face-to-face with any rats at this program, but you’ll join neuroscientist Dan McCloskey to examine and track their behavior (via Live Webcam) and discuss what parts of the brain drive social activity and what this means for humans. SIGN-UP HERE

College of Staten Island Astrophysical Observatory Tours
CSI Observatory, Building 6N | September 23 at 11AM, 12PM, 2PM, and 3PM (20 minute tours)
Arrive 5-10 minutes before your tour at the City of Science Welcome Desk in Building 1R for escort to the observatory.
Explore the universe at Staten Island’s only planetarium. Its telescope has been scanning the skies for 45 years, and now’s your chance to get an up-close look at what we can best see during the day — the sun. With the expert guidance of astrophysicist Irving Robbins, also learn how an observatory works. SIGN-UP HERE