Day of Drones 2018

Join us March 3 and 4 for Day of Drones, our annual celebration of drones and the people who build and fly them!

On Saturday, March 3, you're invited to enroll in Drone University. In 30-minute classes, beginners can learn all about the science of flight and the basics of aeronautics. After class, you'll get some flying time. Sign-ups will be required at least 30 minutes before class.

On Sunday, March 4, we're going all out! The entire building will be packed with drone races, films, classes, and more. Click here for tickets, and check out our entire list of highlights:

Highlights (March 4)

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Outdoor Drone Freestyle

Watch outdoor drone races and freestyle, plus immerse yourself in the action via FPV (first person view) goggles.

Times: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Dronesium

Watch professionals demonstrate drone technology inside our drone demonstration cage, and even get a chance to step inside.

Times: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Drone Films

Watch award-winning films from NYCDFF (New York City Drone Film Festival) in our Joseph D. Williams 3D Science Theater. Films are included in general admission on a first come, first serve basis.

Times:
11:00 am – 11:30 am
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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Drone University

Enroll in Drone University! In these 30-minute classes, you'll learn all about the science of flight and the basics of aeronautics. After class, you'll get some flying time. Sign-ups will be required at least 30 minutes before class.

Times: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Indoor Micro-Drone Race

Head to our Skyscraper! exhibition where pilots race their micro drones. Experience the action with FPV (first person view) goggles.

Times: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Drone EXPO

Browse multiple vendors displaying the latest in drone technology.

Times: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Parrot Drone Demo

Watch as drones from Parrot perform an autonomous synchronized dance using cutting-edge technology.

Times: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Skydio R1 Demo

View an indoor demo of the Skydio R1, a new self-flying camera that follows its subject, recording breathtaking footage along the way. Learn more on the Skydio website.

Time: 2:00 pm

Classes (March 4)

During Day of Drones, we'll be offering classes at beginner, intermediate, and expert levels. Please note that beginner-level classes are free with general LSC admission. Intermediate and expert-level classes are included with the purchase of a 1-Day or 2-Day Festival Pass.

Class Schedule

10:00 am – 10:30 am: Humanitarian Drones – An Exposition of Drone Use for Emergency Management Purposes (included with general admission)
10:00 am – 11:30 am: Color Correction for Drone Footage
11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Drones 101 (included with general admission)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm: RED DSMC2
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Drones 201: From Hobby to Moneymaker
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Intro to Photogrammetry
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: SKYDIO R1 – Autonomous Selfie Drone
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Getting Your Angles Right: Drone and Real Estate
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Making Good Drone Films Great: Editing Theory
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Preparation for UAS Operations
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Drone Summit (included with general admission)
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: FreeFly Systems: Alta 8
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Winning the New York City Drone Film Festival

Want Even More Drones?

With general admission to Liberty Science Center, you can access all the drone activities and beginner-level classes held at LSC on March 4.

For $50, you can receive a 1-Day Festival Pass. The 1-Day Festival Pass will get you access to all the drone activities on March 4, as well as access to EVERY class. 1-Day Festival Passes can be purchased in-person at the Science Center on March 4.

For $75, you can receive a 2-Day Festival Pass, which will give you access to the New York City Drone Film Festival red carpet premiere on Saturday night at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, plus admission to all Day of Drones activities at LSC on Sunday, as well as access to EVERY class. 2-Day Festival passes can be purchased here.