Step inside Angry Birds Universe at New York Hall of Science

The greatest video game ever is coming to the New York Hall of Science with the US premier of the hands-on exhibit Angry Birds Universe: The Art and Science of Global Phenomenon, now through Aug. 27.

The exhibit uses hands-on activities to explore mass, energy, simple machines, architecture, and other science topics. Twenty hands-on exhibits place museum visitors inside the world of the Angry Birds games. Using giant slingshots, kids and adults of all ages can propel balls adorned with the images of the characters to test structures.

Visitors can also build and race handheld vehicles, discover bird characteristics such as egg sizes and wingspan lengths, and create their own stop-motion animations.

Angry Birds Universe, now through Aug. 27. Weekdays, 9:30 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. Free with general museum admission of $16 adults, and $13 children, students, and senior citizens. Free on Fridays from 2 to 5 pm and Sundays from 10 to 11 am.

New York Hall of Science [47-01 111th St.in Flushing/Corona, (718) 699–0005; www.nyscience.org].