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


Tuesday, September 19, 10: 30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Explore chemical reactions using baking soda and vinegar. 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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Wednesday, September 20, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Make predictions using baking soda and vinegar. 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, September 21, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Explore chemical reactions using baking soda and vinegar. 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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Friday, September 22, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Explore chemical reactions using baking soda and vinegar. 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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Friday, September 22, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Member Night: Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China

Members get a sneak peek of our new featured exhibition, “Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China” before it opens to the public on September 23. Join us at 7 pm for special presentations and performances by the Ithaca Asian American Association, Cornell Lion Dance, and the Cornell Wushu Club.

Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China was created by Boston Children’s Museum and is part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, funded by The Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children’s museums.

Member Night: Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China
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Saturday, September 23, 2:00PM

Showtime! Chemistry

Try out a collection of fun, interactive chemistry activities with Sciencenter staff and volunteers and share your feedback!

Showtime! Chemistry
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Saturday, September 23, 10 am - 5 pm

Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China Exhibition Opening

Explore contemporary life and culture in China through the stories of four children in the city of Hangzhou at our featured fall exhibition, “Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China.” Learn how Chinese life today mixes ancient traditions with modern lifestyles through immersive activities based on the real homes, schools, and interests of the children featured.

Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China was created by Boston Children’s Museum and is part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, funded by The Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children’s museums.

Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China Exhibition Opening
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Sunday, September 24, 10AM - 12PM

Sensory Hours at the Sciencenter

Parents and children with special sensory needs, join us for Sensory Hours. Make connections with other families while having fun and enjoying interactive learning in an inviting and accepting environment. Download our Pre-visit Story Guide.

10 am – 12 pm – Admission: pay what you wish.

Sensory Hours at the Sciencenter
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Tuesday, September 26, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations about ice. 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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Wednesday, September 27, 3 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Explore ice and how it melts. 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, September 28, 10:30AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations about ice. 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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Friday, September 29, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Explore ice and how it melts. 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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Saturday, September 30, 2 PM

Showtime! Art and Archaeology

Explore replica Chinese artifacts and archaeological techniques with Carol Hockett from the Johnson Museum of Art.

Showtime! Art and Archaeology
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Tuesday, October 3, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

What will sink and what will float? Make predictions about different objects in water while engaging 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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Wednesday, October 4, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

What will sink and what will float? Make predictions about different objects in water while engaging 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, October 5, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

What will sink and what will float? Make predictions about different objects in water while engaging 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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Friday, October 6, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

What will sink and what will float? Make predictions about different objects in water while engaging 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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Saturday, October 7, 2:00 PM

Showtime! Raptors

Explore birds of prey through hands-on activities led by students from Cornell’s Naturalist Outreach class.

Showtime! Raptors
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Monday, October 9, 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Tompkins Trust Company Customer Appreciation Day

On Columbus Day admission is free to Tompkins Trust Company cardholders and their families who show their Tompkins Trust Company Visa, Visa check card, or Access ATM card at the Sciencenter admission desk.

Tompkins Trust Company Customer Appreciation Day
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Tuesday, October 10, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations with wiggly worms! Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations 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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Wednesday, October 11, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations with wiggly worms! Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations 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, October 12, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations with wiggly worms! Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations 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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Friday, October 13, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations with wiggly worms! Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations 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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Saturday, October 14, 2:00PM

Showtime! Winter Adaptations

Discover how mammals survive in the winter and the tricks they use to stay warm through hands-on activities with students from Cornell’s Naturalist Outreach class.

Showtime! Winter Adaptations
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Tuesday, October 17, 10:30AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Explore flubber using 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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Wednesday, October 18, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Using Tools

What is flubber? Use tools to explore flubber as you engage with your toddlers and preschoolers and 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, October 19, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Use tools to explore flubber. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations 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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Friday, October 20, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Using Tools

Explore flubber Using 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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Saturday, October 21, 2:00 PM

Sciencenter Showtime! Bird Flight

Investigate how birds fly while taking part in hands-on activities with students from Cornell’s Naturalist Outreach class.

Sciencenter Showtime! Bird Flight
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Tuesday, October 24, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Experiment with tangrams. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate problem solving 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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Wednesday, October 25, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Experiment with tangrams. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate problem solving 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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Thursday, October 26, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Experiment with tangrams. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate problem-solving 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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Friday, October 27, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Experiment with tangrams. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate problem solving 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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Saturday, October 28, 2:00PM

Showtime! Biomedical Engineering Society

Join students from Cornell’s Biomedical Engineering Society for hands-on engineering activities.

Showtime! Biomedical Engineering Society
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Sunday, October 29, 12:00PM - 4:00PM

Spooky Science Free Halloween Event

Visit the Sciencenter – in costume – for Spooky Science, the annual community event on, Sunday, October 29, 12:00 – 4:00 pm. Explore how science can get spooky with tricked-out exhibits, hands-on activities, and eerie demonstrations.

Admission is free, sponsored by Rheonix.

Spooky Science Free Halloween Event
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