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Free admission to NYSCI during the Arthur Ashe Inspirational Tour

When the US Open rolls into town, so will this traveling exhibit, offering free museum admission during its sixteen-day stint at the New York Hall of Science.

Arthur Ashe Learning Center Inspirational Tour

Arthur Ashe Learning Center Inspirational Tour Photograph: Geoff Burke

Mere steps away from all the goings-on at the U.S. Open and Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, the New York Hall of Science will honor the historic activist (and winner of the first-ever US Open in 1968) with the Arthur Ashe Learning Center Inspirational Tour, set to take up residency at the museum from August 24 to September 9. The exhibit will feature interactive elements like a touch-screen tennis game, a healthy living challenge and a photo kiosk in which kids can snap a picture of themselves with the tennis legend. Best of all, throughout the length of the exhibit, NYSCI will waive general admission (normally $11 for adults and $8 for kids) for the entire museum, giving science- and tennis-loving families alike a rare chance to explore the museum’s exhibits for free.

While visiting, make sure to also check out the brand-new Mars Rover model (constructed by a duo of preteen engineers) and the fascinating “Tesla’s Wonderful World of Electricity” exhibit. It's also a great time to visit NYSCI’s Rocket Park Mini Golf course and Science Playground—you'll still have to pay extra for the tickets ($4 for the Science Playground; $6 for adults and $5 for children for Mini Golf), but you'll be saving cash by not paying the general admision fee.

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