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New York Hall of Science - Subway 7 Train question

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New York Hall of Science - Subway 7 Train question


We are staying on the Upper Westside and my daughter is really into science. We have been to NYC many, many times with her and thought it was about time to venture out of Manhattan and head to Queens.

It looks pretty simple in that we can take the 1, 2 or 3 from 96th Street to Times Square and transfer to the 7 train. However, wanted some verification that this is the correct way AND if someone could estimate how long it would take to get there on this route.

Also, if there are any other tips we should know about the Hall of Science or this area of Queens.


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1. Re: New York Hall of Science - Subway 7 Train question

Your directions are correct which any of the mapping services would have verified (ie hopstop.com maps.google.com etc.) and they would also estimate travel time of 45-50 mins. The Hall of Science is on the edge of Flushing Meadows park and the panorama of NYC (a scale model of the city) is in the Queens museum nearby.


Citifield where the Mets play baseball is also nearby. If you go on a game day, the subway will be very crowded.

There's a lot of good ethnic food in that area. Here's one of many posts talking about the area.


The Museum of the moving image is also in Queens in Long Island City, nearer to Manhattan. I'd think someone interested in science would enjoy that as well.


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2. Re: New York Hall of Science - Subway 7 Train question

A few blocks south of the Hall of Science is the Queens Zoo (http://www.queenszoo.com/) and a carousel.

The Lemon Ice King of Corona (http://thelemonicekingofcorona.com/) is a short walk from the Hall of Science (although it is in the wrong direction from the subway). If the weather is right, it is very nice to eat your ice in the park across the street and watch the local men play bocce.

Edited: 11 June 2011, 13:08
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3. Re: New York Hall of Science - Subway 7 Train question

You would take the #7 to 111th Street, and walk about six blocks south along 111th to the entrance for the hall of Science. If you want to go to the Panorama at the Queens Museum (which is worth it), after leaving the Hall of Science use the footbridge that crosses the Grand Central Parkway towards the Tennis Center, and turn right towards the Unisphere (the giant stainless steel globe.). The Queens Musem is in a building adjacent to the Unisphere, with the entrance on the north end facing the Tennis Center.

By the way, "Lemon Ice" is actually an alternate local term for "Italian Ices" generally; the term includes all flavors, and not just lemon!

Edited: 11 June 2011, 14:29
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4. Re: New York Hall of Science - Subway 7 Train question

I am in the Queens Botanical Gardens right now. Right now! So you want to listen to a guy who is, right at this very moment, in the Queens Botanical Gardens. :)

Your directions are correct and kids love the Hall of Science. (I know my daughter and her friends do.) If the weather is nice, you'll really enjoy the space-themed mini golf, which was just renovated. Take the #7 train to 111th Street and walk three blocks south; it's a quick walk, all downhill.

The Hall of Science has a little cafeteria but the best lunch bet in the area - beyond the Italian ices - is a now-famous little Mexican restaurant called Tortilleria Nixtamal, which is known for making its own tortillas using a tortilla machine that's right in the dining room, and fermenting its corn in the basement. The tamales are spectacular. Nixtamal is two blocks down 47th Avenue from the Hall of Science, at 104th Street. You can then loop south for Italian ices.

As other people said, the Queens Zoo (which is very humble, basically a petting zoo with a carousel) is just south of the science museum, and the Panorama is about a ten-minute walk across the park.

If you're in the area you might want to go to Flushing, which is a very intense Chinatown experience. That's just one more stop on the 7 train to Main Street, and walk up and down Main Street a few blocks to see the scene. Stop in at one of the two branches of Tai Pan Bakery on Main Street to get a sesame red bean ball.

Another nearby sight that a girl might like are the sari and gold shops along 74th Street in Jackson Heights. Get off the 7 train at 74th Street and walk one block north to see a solid block of saris, 24-karat gold and Bollywood music; then turn right on 37th Avenue (not Road, Avenue) for a bit more. In that area the best place to pause is at Espresso 77 on 77th Street just north of 37th Avenue, a very family-friendly coffee shop.

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5. Re: New York Hall of Science - Subway 7 Train question

Not sure when you are going, but admission is FREE on Sundays between 10 and 11am.

We love the www.empanadascafe.com for lunch when we go there. It is a tiny little place, but the food is fresh and delish!

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