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Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Event Information


Saturday, May 7, 2016
Registration opens at 10:00 a.m.
Activities 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


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

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The Rockefeller University gratefully acknowledges the following Science Saturday supporters:

Lead Underwriter 

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The Dracopoulos Family
Science and Society Initiative

The Steinman Family Foundation

Did you know?

DNA, the molecule
that contains the genetic code for all living things, is short for deoxyribonucleic

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Science Saturday?
Science Saturday will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016. 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 2015–16 academic year to participate.

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

How can I buy tickets?
Tickets are available for purchase online only. To register, please click here.

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 212-327-8965 to make arrangements and get more information.

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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 212-327-8965.

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

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

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

Will there be parking on campus?
Unfortunately, we cannot offer on-campus parking. For more information, please click here.

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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