Calendar

There's something fun happening at the Sciencenter!

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


Friday, July 30, 10:30 am

Science Together: Flubber

Friday, July 30, 10:30-11 am

Let’s explore gooey flubber!

Admission is required to take part in this activity. All guests ages 2+ are required to wear masks.

Science Together activities are designed for ages 0-4.

Science Together: Flubber
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Saturday, July 31, 10 AM, 12 PM & 2 PM

Hands-on Science

Saturday (7/31) - 10 am, 12 pm & 2 pm

Come visit to explore a rotating selection of fun, interactive, hands-on science activities happening at the museum (admission required). Programs include Spin Art Nebula, Loop Gliders, Constellation Tubes, family guided Discovery Boxes, and more! Face masks are required for everyone ages 2+.

Hands-on Science
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Saturday, July 31, 10:30 AM

Free Community Science: BioBus

Saturday, July 31, 10:30 am Sciencenter Parking Lot

The BioBus is a non-profit where students connect with scientists from diverse backgrounds, learn lab and research skills, practice science communication, and take steps to become the next generation of scientists– all while on a very cool bus!

Masks are required to go inside the BioBus.

Free Community Science: BioBus
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Sunday, August 1, 12:00 & 2:00 pm

Hands-on Science

Sunday (8/1) - 12 & 2 pm

Come visit to explore a rotating selection of fun, interactive, hands-on science activities happening at the museum (admission required). Programs include Spin Art Nebula, Loop Gliders, Constellation Tubes, family guided Discovery Boxes, and more! Face masks are required for everyone ages 2+.

Hands-on Science
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Wednesday, August 4, 3 pm

Family Science Workshop

Wednesday, 8/4 at 3 pm Sciencenter Community Room

Join us for our next Family Science Workshop– Take Apart Day. These activities are fun for the whole family! Thank you to FingerLakes Reuse for donating items for this program!

Admission required for this event. Masks are required for all those ages 2+

Family Science Workshop
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Wednesday, August 4, 10:30 am

Science Together: Melting Ice

Wednesday, August 4, 10:30-11 am

Let’s explore the best way to melt ice!

Admission is required to take part in this activity. All guests ages 2+ are required to wear masks.

Science Together activities are designed for ages 0-4.

Science Together: Melting Ice
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Ongoing!

Free Take and Make Kits!

We’re excited to once again partner with the Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL) to offer free STEM take and make kits! With this kit families can harness the power of the sun’s UV light to take a photo!

While supplies last, families can pick up a kit at the Sciencenter or TCPL during open hours. To pick up at the Sciencenter simply stop at our front desk and ask for a take and make kit!

Thanks to the Cornell Center for Materials Research, Families Learning Science Together program, and the National Science Foundation for helping to make this program and kit possible.

Free Take and Make Kits!
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Friday, August 6, 10:30 am

Science Together: Melting Ice

Friday, August 6, 10:30-11 am

Let’s explore the best way to melt ice!

Admission is required to take part in this activity. All guests ages 2+ are required to wear masks.

Science Together activities are designed for ages 0-4.

Science Together: Melting Ice
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Saturday, August 7, 10:30 am

Free Community Science: Let's do Chemistry

Saturday, August 7, 10:30 am Conley Park (behind the Sciencenter)

Join the Sciencenter and The Cornell Chemistry Department to explore cool chemistry!

Masks are optional at this outdoor activity.

Free Community Science: Let's do Chemistry
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Saturday, August 7, 10am, 12 pm & 2 pm

Hands-on Science

Saturday (8/7) - 10 am, 12 pm & 2 pm

Come visit to explore a rotating selection of fun, interactive, hands-on science activities happening at the museum (admission required). Programs include Spin Art Nebula, Loop Gliders, Constellation Tubes, family guided Discovery Boxes, and more! Face masks are required for everyone ages 2+.

Hands-on Science
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Sunday, August 8, 12:00 & 2:00 pm

Hands-on Science

Sunday (8/8) - 12 & 2 pm

Come visit to explore a rotating selection of fun, interactive, hands-on science activities happening at the museum (admission required). Programs include Spin Art Nebula, Loop Gliders, Constellation Tubes, family guided Discovery Boxes, and more! Face masks are required for everyone ages 2+.

Hands-on Science
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Wednesday, August 11, 10:30 am

Science Together: Roller Coasters

Wednesday, August 11, 10:30-11 am

Let’s explore the ups and downs of building a rollercoaster!

Admission is required to take part in this activity. All guests ages 2+ are required to wear masks.

Science Together activities are designed for ages 0-4.

Science Together: Roller Coasters
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Friday, August 13, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Roller Coasters

Friday, August 13, 10:30-11 am

Let’s explore the best way to melt ice!

Admission is required to take part in this activity. All guests ages 2+ are required to wear masks.

Science Together activities are designed for ages 0-4.

Science Together: Roller Coasters
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Saturday, August 14, 10:30am

Free Community Science: Aquatic Exploration

Saturday, August 14, 10:30 am Conley Park (behind the Sciencenter)

Join us in Conley Park as we explore the waterfront! Water shoes are suggested.

Masks are optional at this outdoor activity.

Free Community Science: Aquatic Exploration
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Wednesday, August 18; 3 pm

Family Science Workshop

Wednesday, 8/18 at 3 pm Sciencenter Community Room

Join us for our next Family Science Workshop– Foam Block Printing. These activities are fun for the whole family!

Admission required for this event. Masks are required for all those ages 2+

Family Science Workshop
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Saturday, August 21, 10:30 am

Free Community Science: Collagen & Synthetic Biology

Saturday, August 21, 10:30 am Conley Park (behind the Sciencenter)

Join the Sciencenter for a free activity in Conley Park (behind the Sciencenter). We’ll be exploring collagen and synthetic biology!

Masks are optional at this outdoor activity. In the case of bad weather this activity may be moved into our Community Room.

Free Community Science: Collagen & Synthetic Biology
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