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There's something fun happening at the Sciencenter!

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


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Saturday, September 1, 2:00 PM

Showtime! Animal Senses

Investigate animal senses with the SPCA of Tompkins County.

Showtime! Animal Senses
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Tuesday, September 4; 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations while exploring worms. 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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Wednesday, September 5, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations while exploring worms. 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, September 6, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations while exploring worms. 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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Friday, September 7; 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations while exploring worms. 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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Saturday, September 8, 2:00 PM

Sciencenter Showtime! Wonderful Water

Discover the properties of water through activities with Cornell’s Undergraduate Research Board.

Sciencenter Showtime! Wonderful Water
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Tuesday, September 11, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Predict: will it sink or will it float? 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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Wednesday, September 12; 3 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Predict: will it sink or will it float? 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, September 13, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Predict: will it sink or will it float? 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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Friday, September 14; 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Predict: will it sink or will it float? 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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Saturday, September 15; 2:00 PM

Showtime! Future Science Leaders' Summer Showcase

Try our Future Science Leaders CIT’s favorite activities, and learn about the digital media and citizen science projects they completed this summer.

Showtime! Future Science Leaders' Summer Showcase
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Tuesday, September 18; 10:30 AM

Science Together: Categorizing

Explore categorizing through magnet fishing. 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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Wednesday, September 19, 3 PM

Science Together: Categorizing

Explore categorizing through magnet fishing. 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, September 20; 10:30 AM

Science Together: Categorizing

Explore categorizing through magnet fishing. 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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Friday, September 21, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Categorizing

Explore categorizing through magnet fishing. 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: Categorizing
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Saturday, September 22, 2:00 PM

Showtime! Design and Engineering

Join Cornell’s Science Engineering Educational Development Team (SEED) for fun, hands-on science and engineering activities.

Showtime! Design and Engineering
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Sunday, September 23; 10 AM - 12 PM

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.

Sciencenter admission fees apply.

Sensory Hours at the Sciencenter
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Tuesday, September 25, 10:30am

Science Together: Using Tools

Experiment with flubber 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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Wednesday, September 26; 3:00 PM

Science Together: Using Tools

Experiment with flubber 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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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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Thursday, September 27; 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Experiment with flubber 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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Friday, September 28; 3:00 PM

Science Together: Using Tools

Experiment with flubber 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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Friday, September 28, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Member Night: Wicked Plants

Members: get a sneak peek at our new featured exhibition, “Wicked Plants” before it opens to the public on September 29.

Member Night: Wicked Plants
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Saturday, September 29, 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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Monday, October 8, 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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Sunday, November 11, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

CFCU Community Credit Union Member Appreciation Day

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

CFCU Community Credit Union Member Appreciation Day
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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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