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There's something fun happening at the Sciencenter!

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


Tuesday, January 24, 10:30AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Use tools to experiment with bubbles. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to use tools 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, January 25, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Using Tools

Use tools to experiment with bubbles. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to use tools 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, January 26, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Use tools to experiment with bubbles. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to use tools 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, January 27, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Using Tools

Use tools to experiment with bubbles. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to use tools 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, January 28, 2:00PM

Showtime! Flight

Explore flight, make paper airplanes, and learn about the flying machine created by CUAir.

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Sunday, January 29, 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

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Tuesday, January 31, 10:30AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations about oobleck. 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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Wednesday, February 1, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations about oobleck. 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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Thursday, February 2, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations about oobleck. 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, February 3, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations about oobleck. 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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Saturday, February 4, 2:00PM

Showtime! Colorful Chemistry

Explore a chemical reaction that produces colorful, slimy, safe gel and learn about engineering with Cornell’s Inspiring Chemical Engineers Club.

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Sunday, February 5, 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

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Sunday, February 5, 2:00 PM

Chemsations!

Watch as local high school students demonstrate chemical reactions with color changes, bubbles, and light.

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Tuesday, February 7, 10:30am

Science Together: Making Observations

Investigate worms and observe their behavior. 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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Wednesday, February 8, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Investigate worms and observe their behavior. 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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Thursday, February 9, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Investigate worms and observe their behavior. 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, February 10, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Investigate worms and observe their behavior. 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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Saturday, February 11, 2:00PM

Showtime! "Lava" in a Bottle

Create “lava” in a beaker with Cornell’s EYES. Explore chemical and physical reactions with simple and fun hands-on chemistry activities.

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Sunday, February 12, 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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Tuesday, February 14, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Make predictions using baking soda and vinegar. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make predictions 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, February 15, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Make predictions using baking soda and vinegar. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make predictions 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, February 16, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Make predictions using baking soda and vinegar. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make predictions 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, February 17, 2 PM

Live Demo: The "Coolest" Science

Experience the coolest science right before your eyes! Join our educators to discover how different items react to the extreme temperatures of dry ice and liquid nitrogen at this special LIVE demonstration.

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Friday, February 17, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Make predictions using baking soda and vinegar. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make predictions 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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February 17 - 26, 10AM - 5 PM

Ithaca Loves Teachers

As part of a city-wide initiative to honor teachers, the Sciencenter is offering deals for teachers and their families. Teachers: show your K-12 school ID from February 17 – 26 to receive free admission for yourself and one guest. Plus, save big on specially marked items, including fun and educational games and toys, during our February Store sale!

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Saturday, February 18, 2 PM

Showtime! FSL Summer Program Preview

Join members of the Sciencenter’s Future Science Leader youth program to explore hands-on activities of their design and learn about our summer FSL CIT+ program.

Showtime! FSL Summer Program Preview
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Sunday, February 19, 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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Sunday, February 19, 2:00 PM

Chemsations!

Experience the intriguing world of chemistry as local high school students demonstrate fascinating chemical reactions with color, create bubbles, and experiment with light.

Chemsations!
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Tuesday, February 21, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Use tools to explore flubber. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to use tools, 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, February 22, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Using Tools

Explore flubber using different tools. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to explore different materials 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, February 23, 10:30AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Explore flubber using different tools. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to explore different materials 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, February 24, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Using Tools

Explore flubber using different tools. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to explore different materials 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, February 25, 2:00 PM

Showtime! Fossils and Dinosaurs

Investigate fossils and dinosaurs through hands-on activities with students from the Cornell University Research Board.

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Sunday, February 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

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Tuesday, Februray 28, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Exploration

Explore which objects will sink and which ones will float. 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, March 1, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Exploration

Explore which objects will sink and which ones will float. 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, March 18, 10 am - 5 pm

CLOSED for a Special Event

The Sciencenter is closed on Saturday, March 18th for a special event but will reopen on Sunday, March 19th for regular hours.

CLOSED for a Special Event
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