Science-Themed Mini Golf Course and Playground Opening for Spring

By Katie Honan on March 27, 2014 10:06am 

 Two parks at the New York Hall of Science teach scientific principles like gravity and velocity.
Two parks at the New York Hall of Science teach scientific principles like gravity and velocity.
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CORONA — The Rocket Park Mini Golf and Science Playground at the New York Hall of Science, which allow kids of all ages to learn about science while also having fun, are set to reopen for the season on April 1.

Kids ages 6 and up can learn about gravity and the laws of motion by pitching and putting in the golf course.

The nine-hole course explores propulsion, escape velocity and gravity — and it's much more fun than science class.

The Rocket Park mini golf course is $5 for children and $6 for adults and is open weekends from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. from April 1 until June.

It opens up daily in July and August from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m, and returns to weekends only through Dec. 31.

The science-themed playground, recommended for kids and adults, also explores motion, balance and more through slides, sand pits and fog machines.

Time at the playground is limited to 45-minute sessions and also includes a water play area, wind pipes, a large climbing net and metal drums.

Admission to the playground is $4 per person, in addition to the NYSCI's admission fee, which is $8 for children and $11 for adults.

It's open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., weather permitting.

NYSCI is inside Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, 47-01 111th St, Corona. For information about weather-related closures to the parks, call 718-699-0005 ext. 365 before visiting.

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