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 bird study-skins from WSP Eco Projects;
    • 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.

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EXPLORE in NYC Chinatown supported by Blackstone volunteers

EXPLORE in NYC Chinatown supported by Blackstone volunteers

Residents and visitors to Chinatown had an opportunity to explore urban nature in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in Chinatown, thanks to the Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Blackstone employees who volunteered and work one-on-one with children. Blackstone has generously...

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We're getting a "new" name... Street Lab.

The Uni Project is the work of Street Lab, a nonprofit launched in 2006 in Boston, where we created community-oriented programs for public space. In 2011, we migrated Street Lab to New York City and launched the Uni Project. The Uni began as a single, portable reading room and has since grown into a city-wide initiative offering more than 700 days of pop-up programming in 150+ public spaces across the city. In 2019, we are re-introducing our original name Street Lab to tie all this work together going forward, with much more to come.

For now, details about our programs are available here on the Uni Project web site. Soon, that content will move to www.streetlab.org. Thanks for sticking with us!