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


Monday, May 30, 10AM - 5PM

Free Admission for Military Families & Veterans on Memorial Day Weekend

Admission is free for active duty military personnel, veterans, and their immediate family members from Saturday through Monday of Memorial Day Weekend. Valid military ID required.

Free Admission for Military Families & Veterans on Memorial Day Weekend
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Tuesday, May 31, 10:30AM

Preschool Story Time and Activity

Listen to the story Ten Little Elephants and then make and decorate your own paper elephant.

This program is designed especially for children 4 and under.

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Friday, June 3, 10:30am

Preschool Story Time and Activity

Listen to the story Ten Little Elephants and then make and decorate your own paper elephant.

This program is designed especially for children 4 and under.

Preschool Story Time and Activity
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Friday, June 3, 10:30AM

Preschool Story Time and Activity

Listen to the story The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins and then make a wind painting.

This program is designed especially for children 4 and under.

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Saturday, June 4, 10:30 AM

Exploring Science

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

Exploring Science
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Saturday, June 4, 2:00 PM

Showtime! Dry Ice

Explore the wonders of frozen carbon dioxide with Sciencenter Educator, Bethany Resnick.

Showtime! Dry Ice
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Tuesday, June 7, 10:30AM

Preschool Story Time and Activity

Listen to the story It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Green Shaw and then make your own dot painting.

This program is designed especially for children 4 and under.

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Friday, June 10, 10:30AM

Preschool Story Time and Activity

Listen to the story It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Green Shaw and then make your own dot painting.

A new hands-on activity each week.

Preschool Story Time and Activity
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Saturday, June 11, 10:30AM

Exploring Science

Parents and caregivers, engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you explore science through self-guided, hands-on activities. Learn different science processes each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

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Saturday, June 11, 2:00PM

Showtime! Wild World of Insects

Why are there so many kinds of insects? Join Cornell’s Kristen Brochu to observe and touch live insects while learning where insects live, what they eat, and how to recognize them in the wild.

Showtime! Wild World of Insects
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Sunday, June 12, 1:00 - 2:00PM

Moto-Inventions

Invent contraptions that can move. Visit our Reinvention Station to tinker with recycled materials and electricity to make whirling, moving machines to take home! Materials provided by Cornell Xraise.

Duration: 1 hour, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Tuesday, June 14, 10:30AM

Preschool Story Time and Activity

Listen to the story Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh and make a number chart.

A new hands-on activity each week.

Preschool Story Time and Activity
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Friday, June 17, 10:30AM

Preschool Story Time and Activity

Listen to the story Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh and make a number chart.

This program is designed especially for children 4 and under.

Preschool Story Time and Activity
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Saturday, June 18, 10:30 am

Exploring Science

Parents and caregivers, engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you explore science through self-guided, hands-on activities. Learn different science processes each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

Exploring Science
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Saturday, June 18, 2:00PM

Showtime! A Day in the Life: Veterinarian

Learn how veterinarians examine animals using x-rays as Cornell’s Ari Boltax provides a glimpse into the world of a veterinarian.

Showtime! A Day in the Life: Veterinarian
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Sunday, June 19, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Moto-Inventions

Invent contraptions that can move. Visit our Reinvention Station to tinker with recycled materials and electricity to make whirling, moving machines to take home! Materials provided by Cornell Xraise.

Duration: 1 hour, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Moto-Inventions
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Tuesday, June 21, 10:30AM

Preschool Story Time and Activity

Listen to the story It’s a Good Thing There are Insects by Allan Fowler and then construct an insect to take home.

This program is designed especially for children 4 and under.

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Friday, June 24, 10:30AM

Preschool Story Time and Activity

Listen to the story It’s a Good Thing There are Insects by Allan Fowler and then construct an insect to take home.

This program is designed especially for children 4 and under.

Preschool Story Time and Activity
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Saturday, June 25, 10:30am

Exploring Science

Parents and caregivers, engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you explore science through self-guided, hands-on activities. Learn different science processes each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

Exploring Science
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Saturday, June 25, 2:00PM

Showtime! Dog Behavior

Meet the 4H TailWaggers and their well-trained dogs to learn why dogs behave the way they do.

Showtime! Dog Behavior
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Sunday, June 26, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Moto-Inventions

Invent contraptions that can move. Visit our Reinvention Station to tinker with recycled materials and electricity to make whirling, moving machines to take home! Materials provided by Cornell Xraise.

Duration: 1 hour, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Moto-Inventions
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Tuesday, June 28, 10:30AM

Preschool Story Time and Activity

Listen to the story Dog Loves Counting by Louise Yates and then create a dog puppet.

This program is designed especially for children 4 and under.

Preschool Story Time and Activity
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Wednesday, June 29, 1PM

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.

Every Wednesday. June 29 – August 31.

Live Demo: The
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Wednesday, July 6, 1PM

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.

Every Wednesday. June 29 – August 31.

Live Demo: The
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Wednesday, July 13, 1PM

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.

Every Wednesday. June 29 – August 31.

Live Demo: The
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Wednesday, July 20, 1PM

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.

Every Wednesday. June 29 – August 31.

Live Demo: The
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