EXPLORE NYC is a hands-on science exhibit that brings the exploration of urban nature to the streets. Elements include:

    • a custom-designed cart and benches for seating;
    • specimens to explore, including rocks, feathers, bones, moss, water samples, and more;
    • a nature-sounds listening station;
    • microscopes and magnifying glasses;
    • water-color pencils, brushes, and instructions about techniques of biological drawing;
    • a nature rubbing activity;
    • science books to read;
    • staff, volunteers, and educators to facilitate.

Help us expand EXPLORE NYC in 2019!

EXPLORE NYC travels across New York City with a special focus on underserved neighborhoods. Thanks for your support!

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EXPLORE NYC is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Blog posts about EXPLORE NYC:

An hands-on exhibit about urban nature in NYC Chinatown

Our portable exhibit about urban nature returned to Sara D Roosevelt Park today, featuring bird specimens from WSP Eco Projects and biological drawing activities. Our fall residency in Chinatown continues thanks to the generosity of our individual donors...

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Making a place for learning in NYC Chinatown

Our portable, hands-on exhibit about urban nature landed in Sara D Roosevelt Park as part of our fall residency in Chinatown. People tried biological drawing techniques using water color brushes donated by Blick Art Materials and examined urban bird specimens prepared...

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