Calendar

There's something fun happening at the Sciencenter!

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


Sunday, May 28, 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.

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Sunday, May 28, 12PM - 5PM

Free Admission for Military Families & Veterans on Memorial Day Weekend

Admission is free for active duty military personnel, veterans, and their immediate family members from Saturday through Monday of Memorial Day Weekend. Valid military ID required.

Free Admission for Military Families & Veterans on Memorial Day Weekend
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Monday, May 29, 10AM - 5PM

Free Admission for Military Families & Veterans on Memorial Day

The Sciencenter is open on Veterans Day. Admission is free for active duty military personnel, veterans, and their immediate family members on Veterans Day. Valid military ID required.

Free Admission for Military Families & Veterans on Memorial Day
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Tuesday, May 30, 10:30am

Science Together: Making Observations

Observe live worms! 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, May 31, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Observe live worms! 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, June 1, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Observe live worms! 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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Friday, June 2, 3 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Observe live worms! 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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Saturday, June 3, 2:00 PM

Showtime! Math and Movement

Explore math through movement! Join Math and Movement’s Cili Phillips to play active games that enhance math skills.

Showtime! Math and Movement
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Sunday, June 4, 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, June 6, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Explore ice and how it melts. 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, June 7, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Explore ice and how it melts. 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, June 8, 10:30AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Explore ice and how it melts. 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, June 9, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Explore ice and how it melts. 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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Saturday, June 10 2:00PM

Showtime! IthAquatica

Create clay tiles of creatures found in Cayuga Lake that will be featured in the 1st Street Mosaic Project’s mosaic mural next to the Sciencenter.

Showtime! IthAquatica
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Sunday, June 11, 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, June 13, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Exploration

Explore ice using your 5 senses! Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to build and engineer 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, June 14, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Exploration

Explore ice using your 5 senses! Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to build and engineer 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, June 15 10:30 AM

Science Together: Exploration

Explore ice using your 5 senses! Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to build and engineer 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, June 16, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Exploration

Explore ice using your 5 senses! Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to build and engineer 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, June 17, 2 PM

Showtime! Skull Detectives

Explore animal skulls and learn how the skull’s shape can tell a story of an animal’s life with veterinarian Sophi Trowbridge.

Showtime! Skull Detectives
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Sunday, June 18, 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, June 20, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

What is flubber? Use tools to explore flubber as you engage with your toddlers and preschoolers and 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, June 21, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Using Tools

What is flubber? Use tools to explore flubber as you engage with your toddlers and preschoolers and 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, June 22 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

What is flubber? Use tools to explore flubber as you engage with your toddlers and preschoolers and 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: Using Tools
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Friday, June 23, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Using Tools

What is flubber? Use tools to explore flubber as you engage with your toddlers and preschoolers and 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: Using Tools
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Saturday, June 24, 2:00PM

Showtime! Code Red Robotics

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

Showtime! Code Red Robotics
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Sunday, June 25, 1:00 - 2:00 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.

Moto-Inventions
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Tuesday, June 27, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Predict which items will sink or 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, June 28, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Predict which items will sink or 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.

Science Together: Making Predictions
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Thursday, June 29, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Predict which items will sink or 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.

Science Together: Making Predictions
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Thursday, June 29, 1 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 and liquid nitrogen.

Live Demo: The
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June 27 - June 30, 1:30 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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Friday, June 30, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Predict which items will sink or 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.

Science Together: Making Predictions
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July 4 - July 7, 1:30 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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July 11 - 14, 1:30 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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July 18 - 21, 1:30 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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