Science and Technology

old Curley compass

Science and Technology play an integral part in the lives of all New Yorkers. Our collections reflect more than two centuries of innovation and people’s efforts to make life better through science and technology. Our collections include items produced in New York and the tools used to make them. One of our largest collections, the science and technology collection, includes experimental and finished products. Some highlights include the Joseph Henry collection, the Gurley Instrument Collection, Electronic Equipment from a Cold War bunker, and TV and Radio Studio equipment.