World Science Festival Jun 1 Wed-5 Sun

jun 5 world science festival city of science fun outdoors or indoors depending on rain

City of Science in Manhattan is just one part of our STREET SCIENCE day! Join us for all of the activities below, plus a lot more exhibits and installations this June:

Sunday, June 5th, 2016
10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Washington Square Park
VENUE: NYU Kimmel Center
Update: Sunday’s forecast currently calls for wet weather, but a little rain won’t stop the fun. Street Science will take place inside the Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square).

The World Science Festival takes over Washington Square Park with STREET SCIENCE, a buzzing metropolis of science, technology, engineering, and mathematical explorations. Featuring awe-inspiring, interactive demonstrations, larger than life activities, mind-blowing experiments and live shows, this exhibition unleashes everyone’s inner scientist. Free and open to all ages. Open rain or shine.

This free event is open to New Yorkers of all ages.

The World Science Festival and Con Edison invite New Yorkers of all ages to explore City of Science, a buzzing mini-metropolis of action and fun. The wondrous properties of science, technology, engineering, and math come to life with interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities. City of Science brings mind-blowing demonstrations and experiments to each one of New York City’s five boroughs.

What you can expect:

A seismic accelerator that uses physics to launch small objects high into the air.
Adults and kids alike can attempt to walk on water.
A set of working dominoes with pieces ranging from two inches to seven feet tall.
Demonstrations using marbles to explain everything scientists know about how gravity works.
Mind-bending competitions, challenges, and puzzles.

A rich Week’s Program with individual events often streamed on line is listed at

MODERATOR: Bill Blakemore
PARTICIPANTS: Martha Farah, Joy Hirsch, Jesse Prinz, Daphna Shohamy
With ever more refined techniques for measuring complex brain activity, scientists are challenging the understanding of thought, memory and emotion–what we have traditionally called “the self.” How do electrical and chemical currents translate to self-awareness? And why does the brain produce consciousness at all? Join a discussion among eminent neuroscientists, philosophers and psychologists who are redefining what it means to be human.

Our media partner for this program is WABC-TV .

The Big Ideas Series is supported in part by the John Templeton Foundation.

DATE: Sunday, June 5, 2016
TIME: 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
VENUE: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Past videos and simultaneous streaming at

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