The majority of sites participating in the 12th Annual OHNY Weekend will provide “open access” hours on Saturday, Oct. 11, and/or Sunday, Oct. 12, when visitors can explore at their own pace, on a drop-in basis.

Wondering what there is to see? Here are some fantastic Open Access sites where New Yorkers go to LEARN.

 

Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto

Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto

Blue School

Once the Seamen’s Church Institute, the space was completely re-designed by the Rockwell Group in 2010, and now holds the Blue School’s 18 classrooms and many shared and flexible learning spaces. The Blue School will be open to visitors on both Saturday and Sunday, with free guided tours at 10am and 1pm both days. Click here to read more!

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Photo: Jeff Goldberg/Esto

The New York Hall of Science

Included in this sprawling science center campus is the Great Hall, a 100-foot-high space with no corners or straight segments that was originally designed for the 1964-65 Worlds Fair. The Hall has been under renovation since 2008, and will open for a special “sneak peek” with Ennead Architects during OHNY Weekend! Right downtstairs, don’t miss the Maker Space + Design Lab, designed by Situ Studio, who will also be on-site! Both spaces will be open on Saturday and Sunday. Click here to read more!

Photo: Jeff Goldberg/Esto

Photo: Jeff Goldberg/Esto

The Rockefeller University

On Saturday, tour the 14-acre riverfront campus of this world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, rarely open to the general public, with a rich architectural legacy that includes historic Modernist buildings; landscape by Dan Kiley; and the 125,000-square-foot Collaborative Research Center, with its dramatic conical atrium. Click here to read more!