Science Saturday
Science Saturday
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Saturday, May 6, 2017
Tickets go on sale Monday, April 3


Saturday, May 6, 2017
Registration opens at 10:00 am
Activities from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm


The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue at 66th Street
New York, NY

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is Science Saturday?
Science Saturday will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and activities will take place throughout the day from 10:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

How old does my child have to be to attend?
Students must be in grades K–8 during the 2016–17 academic year to participate.

Are chaperones required?
Yes, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

How can I buy tickets?
TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. Registration is now closed as we have reached capacity for this event. If you are interested, you may sign up for the waitlist. We will notify you the week of May 1st if we are able to accommodate your request.

How do I get to Rockefeller University?
Rockefeller University is located on York Avenue at 66th Street. For travel directions, please click here.

Will there be parking on campus?
There is no parking on campus. For more information about parking nearby, please click here.

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Do I need to pack lunch?
No, lunch will be provided free of charge. Vegetarian options will also be available.

What if it rains?
This event will take place rain or shine, and most of our activities will be indoors.

I am a teacher. Can I bring a group of students to Science Saturday?
Absolutely! We welcome groups of students, but there must be one adult chaperone for every 5 students who attend. Please call us at 212-327-8697 to make arrangements and get more information.

I can't attend Science Saturday, but I already bought a ticket. Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refunds for this event. However, if you cannot attend, we encourage you to donate your ticket to a child who might not otherwise be able to attend. For more information, please call 212-327-8697.

Can I bring a child who is younger than kindergarten age, even if s/he will not participate in the activities?
In order to ensure the safety and enjoyment of everyone at Science Saturday, we require all attendees to be in kindergarten or older. The activities are specifically designed for students in grades K–8, and many of them require parental participation. We appreciate your cooperation in observing the age requirement.

Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University

Parents & Science
Faculty Advisor

Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor
Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch
Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology

Parents & Science Leadership


Daniella Lipper Coules
Talbott Simonds

Steering Committee

Rebecca Anikstein
John Bernstein
Charles W. Caulkins
Karen de Saint Phalle
Blair Pillsbury Enders
Wendy Ettinger
Kathy Heinzelman
Tania Neild, Ph.D.
Ilona Nemeth
Marean Pompidou
Courtney Smith Rae
Loli Echavarria Roosevelt
Kimberly Kravis Schulhof
Roxy Zajac

Scientific Advisory Council

Evelyn Attia, M.D.
BJ Casey, Ph.D.
Myron Hofer, M.D.
Ilene Sackler Lefcourt
Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D.
Richard Nisbett, Ph.D.
Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

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