Calendar

There's something fun happening at the Sciencenter!

All programs & events are included with museum admission unless otherwise noted.


Saturday, July 21, 2 PM

Showtime! Amazing Physics

Check out demonstrations and hands-on activities about physics. Join REU students from CLASSE (Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education) for make-and-take physics activities.

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Wednesday, July 25, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Investigate flubber using different tools. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you explore science through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

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Thursday, July 26, 2 PM

Live Demo: The "Coolest" Science

Beat the heat this summer and experience the coolest science right before your eyes! Join our Educators to discover how different items react to the extreme temperatures of dry ice and liquid nitrogen.

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Friday, July 27, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Investigate flubber using different tools. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you explore science through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

Science Together: Using Tools
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July 24 - 27, 11 AM & 1 PM

Weekly Wonders

Participate in hands-on science activities led by our Future Science Leaders, Tuesday – Friday through August. A new activity each week.

Weekly Wonders
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Saturday, July 28, 2 PM

Showtime! Hands-on Composting

Explore the ins and outs of composting with hands-on activities led by the Master Composters from Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Composting Education Program.

Showtime! Hands-on Composting
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Wednesday, August 1, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

What happens when you paint watercolors over crayon? Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers through self-guided, hands-on activities. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

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Thursday, August 2, 2 PM

Live Demo: The "Coolest" Science

Beat the heat this summer and experience the coolest science right before your eyes! Join our Educators to discover how different items react to the extreme temperatures of dry ice and liquid nitrogen.

Live Demo: The
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Friday, August 3, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

What happens when you paint watercolors over crayon? Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers through self-guided, hands-on activities. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

Science Together: Making Observations
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July 31 - August 3, 11 AM & 1 PM

Weekly Wonders

Participate in hands-on science activities led by our Future Science Leaders, Tuesday – Friday in August. A new activity each week.

Weekly Wonders
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Saturday, August 4, 2 PM

Showtime! Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility (SPIF)

Explore current space research with Cornell’s Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility (SPIF) through some “out-of-this-world” hands-on activities.

Showtime! Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility (SPIF)
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Wednesday, August 8, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Experiment with kinetic sand using different types of tools. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers through self-guided, hands-on activities. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

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Thursday, August 9, 2 PM

Live Demo: The "Coolest" Science

Beat the heat this summer and experience the coolest science right before your eyes! Join our Educators to discover how different items react to the extreme temperatures of dry ice or liquid nitrogen.

Live Demo: The
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Friday, August 10, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Experiment with kinetic sand using different types of tools. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers through self-guided, hands-on activities. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

Science Together: Using Tools
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August 7 - 10, 11 AM & 1 PM

Weekly Wonders

Participate in hands-on science activities led by our Future Science Leaders, Tuesday – Friday all summer long. A new activity each week.

Weekly Wonders
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Wednesday, August 15, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Design and test your own roller coaster! Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers through self-guided, hands-on activities. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

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Thursday, August 16, 2 PM

Live Demo: The "Coolest" Science

Beat the heat this summer and experience the coolest science right before your eyes! Join our Educators to discover how different items react to the extreme temperatures of dry ice or liquid nitrogen.

Live Demo: The
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Friday, August 17, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Design and test your own roller coaster! Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers through self-guided, hands-on activities. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

Science Together: Problem Solving
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August 14 - 17, 11 AM & 1 PM

Weekly Wonders

Participate in hands-on science activities led by our Future Science Leaders, Tuesday – Friday in August. A new activity each week.

Weekly Wonders
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Saturday, August 18, 2PM

Showtime! Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility (SPIF)

Explore current space research with Cornell’s Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility (SPIF) through some “out-of-this-world” hands on activities.

Showtime! Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility (SPIF)
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Wednesday, August 22, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Explore flubber using a variety of tools. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers through self-guided, hands-on activities. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

Science Together: Using Tools
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Thursday, August 23, 2 PM

Live Demo: The "Coolest" Science

Beat the heat this summer and experience the coolest science right before your eyes! Join our Educators to discover how different items react to the extreme temperatures of dry ice or liquid nitrogen.

Live Demo: The
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Friday, August 24, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Explore flubber using a variety of tools. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers through self-guided, hands-on activities. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

Science Together: Using Tools
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August 21 - 24, 11 AM & 1 PM

Weekly Wonders

Participate in hands-on science activities led by our Future Science Leaders, Tuesday – Friday in July and August. A new activity each week.

Weekly Wonders
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Saturday, August 25, 2 PM

Showtime! Science of Bread Baking

Discover the delicious science behind baking a loaf of bread with Travis MacDowell from Ithaca Bakery.

Showtime! Science of Bread Baking
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Wednesday, August 29, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Dig into ice using a variety of materials. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you explore science through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

Science Together: Making Observations
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Thursday, August 30, 2 PM

Live Demo: The "Coolest" Science

Beat the heat this summer and experience the coolest science right before your eyes! Join our Educators to discover how different items react to the extreme temperatures of dry ice or liquid nitrogen.

Live Demo: The
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Friday, August 31, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Dig into ice using a variety of materials. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you explore science through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

Science Together: Making Observations
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August 28 - 31, 11 AM & 1 PM

Weekly Wonders

Participate in hands-on science activities led by our Future Science Leaders, Tuesday – Friday in July and August. A new activity each week.

Weekly Wonders
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Wednesday, September 26, 5:30 PM

History and Science of Craft Beverages: Lecture Series

History, geology, and chemistry converge to tell the story behind the flavors of craft beverages in the Finger Lakes.

Each session begins with a reception led by Sommelier, Laura Winter Falk, of Experience! The Finger Lakes where you will enjoy tasting samples of the featured libation paired with locally-sourced edibles followed by an engaging presentation by a top Finger Lakes craft producer.

September 26: The Science of Beer Making at the Sciencenter
Guided beer and food pairing reception with Sommelier Laura Winter Falk of Experience! The Finger Lakes
Presentation by Owner and Brewer, Ian Conboy of Lucky Hare Brewing

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Sponsored by the Museum of the Earth, the History Center in Tompkins County, the Sciencenter, and Experience! The Finger Lakes.

History and Science of Craft Beverages: Lecture Series
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Wednesday, December 12, 5:30 PM

History and Science of Craft Beverages: Lecture Series

History, geology, and chemistry converge to tell the story behind the flavors of craft beverages in the Finger Lakes.

Each session begins with a reception led by Sommelier, Laura Winter Falk, of Experience! The Finger Lakes where you will enjoy tasting samples of the featured libation paired with locally-sourced edibles followed by an engaging presentation by a top Finger Lakes craft producer.

December 12: The Science of Food Pairing at Coltivare
Guided Craft Beverage and Food pairing presentation with Sommelier Laura Winter Falk of Experience! The Finger Lakes

TICKETS

Sponsored by the Museum of the Earth, the History Center in Tompkins County, the Sciencenter, and Experience! The Finger Lakes.

History and Science of Craft Beverages: Lecture Series
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