Calendar

There's something fun happening at the Sciencenter!

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


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.

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Friday, July 1, 10:30AM

Preschool Story Time and Activity

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

A new hands-on activity each week.

Preschool Story Time and Activity
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June 28 - July 1, 2PM - 3PM

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, July 2, 2:00 PM

Showtime! Code Red Robotics

Meet Ithaca High School’s Code Red Robotics team as they show off their competition robot.

Showtime! Code Red Robotics
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Sunday, July 3, 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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Wednesday, July 6, 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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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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July 5 - July 8, 2PM - 3PM

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, July 9, 2:00PM

Showtime! Crazy for Corn

Join the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research to explore how the natural diversity of plants can help scientists and farmers breed better crops. Then, take part in hands-on activities with corn.

Showtime! Crazy for Corn
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Sunday, July 10, 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.

Moto-Inventions
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Tuesday, July 12, 10:30AM

Preschool Story Time and Activity

Hear the story Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young and then make an elephant drawing to take home. A new hands-on activity each week.

This program is designed especially for children 4 and under.

Preschool Story Time and Activity
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Wednesday, July 13, 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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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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Friday, July 15, 10:30AM

Preschool Story Time and Activity

Hear the story Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young and then make an elephant drawing to take home. A new hands-on activity each week.

This program is designed especially for children 4 and under.

Preschool Story Time and Activity
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July 12 - 15, 2 - 3 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, July 16, 2:00PM

Showtime! Bright Ideas!

Explore the science of light and optics through hands-on activities with REU students from CLASSE (Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education).

Showtime! Bright Ideas!
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Sunday, July 17, 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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Wednesday, July 20, 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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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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July 19 - 22, 2 - 3 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, July 23, 2:00PM

Showtime! Shocking Electricity

Explore and build electric-powered inventions with REU students from CLASSE (Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education) while making discoveries about magnetism and electricity.

Showtime! Shocking Electricity
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Sunday, July 24, 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, July 26, 10:30AM

Preschool Story Time and Activity

Hear the story What Will the Weather Be Like Today? by Paul Rogers and then create a weather chart. A new activity each week.

This program is designed especially for children 4 and under.

Preschool Story Time and Activity
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Wednesday, July 27, 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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Wednesday, July 27, 1:00 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.

Every Wednesday. June 29 – August 31.

Live Demo: The
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Friday, July 29, 10:30am

Preschool Story Time and Activity

Hear the story What Will the Weather Be Like Today? by Paul Rogers and then create a weather chart. A new activity each week.

This program is designed especially for children 4 and under.

Preschool Story Time and Activity
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July 26 - 29, 2 - 3 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, July 30, 2:00PM

Showtime! Kids and Robots

Join Cornell’s Solace Shen to explore the study of child-robot interaction and learn how she makes her robot work.

Showtime! Kids and Robots
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Sunday, July 31, 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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Wednesday, August 3, 1:00 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.

Every Wednesday. June 29 – August 31.

Live Demo: The
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August 2 - 5, 2 - 3PM

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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August 9 - 12, 2 - 3 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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August 16 - 19, 2 - 3 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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August 23 - 26, 2 - 3 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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August 30 - September 2, 2 - 3 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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