Queens Theatre is nestled in beautiful Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the largest park in Queens and the second largest in New York City. The site of two World’s Fairs, the Park features 1,255 acres of picturesque lakes and meadows, playgrounds and athletic fields and is home to both world-famous landmarks and world-class cultural institutions. Make a day out of your trip to Queens Theatre by exploring all that Flushing Meadows Corona Park has to offer:
The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) is New York City's only hands-on science center. With more than 450 interactive exhibits, NYSCI brings the wonder and excitement of physics, chemistry and biology to kids and adults of all ages. Test out your balance on a mechanical surfboard, arm wrestle virtually with visitors at museums across the country, create gigantic bubbles, and more at this award-winning attraction. For more information, call 718-699-0005 or visit www.nysci.org.
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Queens Zoo is an 11-acre facility that is a tribute to American wildlife, with approximately 400 animals of some 60 species, comprised of a "wild" and domestic side. Located at 53-51 111th Street in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the Zoo is open every day of the year: 10am to 5pm weekdays, and 10am - 5:30pm weekends, April through October, and 10am - 4:30pm daily, November through April. For further information, call 718-271-1500 or visit www.queenszoo.com.
Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship. QBG contains 39 acres of thematic gardens and historic plantings, including gardens showcasing native species and sustainable landscape practices.
The Queens Museum of Art is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse ethnic, cultural and international community. The Museum fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions and educational experiences that promote the appreciation and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, and design.
Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.
The Unisphere is one of the most recognizable landmarks in New York City. Built as the symbol for the 1964 World’s Fair, the stainless steel unisphere stands 140 feet tall and weighs 900,000 pounds.