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There's something fun happening at the Sciencenter!

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


Thursday, September 29, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Exploring

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

Science Together: Exploring
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Friday, September 30, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Exploring

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

Science Together: Exploring
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Saturday, October 1, 1 - 4 PM

Showtime! Sustainability

Learn about sustainability through hands-on activities at this special Showtime! event.

Showtime! Sustainability
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Sunday, October 2, 1 - 2 PM

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, October 4, 10:30am

Science Together: Making Observations

Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Make observations while investigating live worms! Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

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Wednesday, October 5, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Make observations while investigating live worms! Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

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Thursday, October 6, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Make observations while investigating live worms! Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

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Friday, October 7, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Make observations while investigating live worms! Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

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Friday, October 7, 5 - 9 PM

Sciencenter After Dark: Future Science Leaders Program Preview

For students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade as of fall 2016: learn about how you can become a Future Science Leader. Take part in a mini-golf challenge, see our animal room behind the scenes, and meet other future scientists. Pizza dinner provided.

Contact Lauren at lvanderzee@sciencenter.org to RSVP

Sciencenter After Dark: Future Science Leaders Program Preview
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Saturday, October 8, 2:00PM

Showtime! Reptiles and Amphibians

Join Jenn Guerrero and Chris Andolina from Cornell’s Naturalist Outreach class to learn about the lives of reptiles and amphibians.

Showtime! Reptiles and Amphibians
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Sunday, October 9, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Moto-Inventions

Invent contraptions that can move. Tinker with recycled materials and electricity to make whirling, moving machines. Materials provided by Cornell Xraise.

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Monday, October 10, 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 11, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Make predictions using different colors of paint. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

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Wednesday, October 12, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Make predictions using different colors of paint. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

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Thursday, October 13, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Make predictions using different colors of paint. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

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Friday, October 14, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Make predictions using different colors of paint. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

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Saturday, October 15, 2:00PM

Showtime! Animal Communication

Join Sylvia Li and Gillian Cowley from Cornell’s Naturalist Outreach class to learn how animals communicate with one another.

Showtime! Animal Communication
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Sunday, October 16, 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

Moto-Inventions
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Tuesday, October 18, 10:30AM

Science Together: Engineering

Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Build and test roller coasters of your own design. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

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Wednesday, October 19, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Engineering

Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Build and test roller coasters of your own design. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

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Thursday, October 20, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Engineering

Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Build and test roller coasters of your own design. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

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Friday, October 21, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Engineering

Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Build and test roller coasters of your own design. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

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Saturday, October 22, 2:00PM

Showtime! Brains

Examine brain specimens from different animals: compare and contrast the human brain with those of other animals with students from Cornell’s Undergraduate Society for Neuroscience. Take part in hands-on activities involving your five senses, brain anatomy, brain teasers and illusions, and more.

Showtime! Brains
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Sunday, October 23, 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, October 25, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Experimenting

Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Find out what sinks or floats using different objects. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

Science Together: Experimenting
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Wednesday, October 26, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Experimenting

Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Find out what sinks or floats using different objects. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

Science Together: Experimenting
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Thursday, October 27, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Experimenting

Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Find out what sinks or floats using different objects. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

Science Together: Experimenting
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Friday, October 28, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Experimenting

Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through stories and self-guided, hands-on activities. Find out what sinks or floats using different objects. Learn a different science process each week and discover ways to keep the science fun going at home.

Science Together: Experimenting
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Saturday, October 29, 2:00 PM

Showtime! Animal Communication

Join Gillian Cowley and Dan Pearlstein from Cornell’s Naturalist Outreach class to learn how animals communicate with one another.

Showtime! Animal Communication
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Sunday, October 30, 12:00PM - 4:00PM

Spooky Science Free Halloween Event

Visit the Sciencenter – in costume – for Spooky Science, the annual community event on, Sunday, October 25, 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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Friday, November 11, 10:00AM - 5:00PM

CFCU Community Credit Union Customer Appreciation Day

Admission is free to CFCU Community Credit Union account holders and their immediate family members by showing their debit or credit card at the front desk.

Valid Friday, November 11, 10am – 5pm.

CFCU Community Credit Union Customer Appreciation Day
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Sunday, November 20, 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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