Interactive Sciencenter Programs

Engaging, educating and empowering programs are available for families, school groups and children of all ages.

Programs for Kids & Families:

ScienceTogether Update
Science Together

Join us with your little ones (5 and under) for hands-on science discovery!

Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate science processes through self-guided, hands-on activities. Explore a new activity and science process each week.

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am

Living Lab with Cornell Researchers

Take part in exciting research about child development with the Cornell Early Childhood Cognition Lab, Cornell Infant Studies Lab, and Development of Social Cognition Lab.

Interactive Presentations

Saturday Showtime

Join us Saturdays at 2:00 pm to experience family-friendly science-in-action with special guest scientists and members of the community.

Sunday Science Demonstrations

Local high school students demonstrate awe-inspiring science with colorful chemical reactions, fun with physics, and more! Sundays, October through May, see calendar for dates and times.

Interested in volunteering for any of these programs? Contact Bethany Resnick, Manager of Education Programs, at

Summer Camp

Future Science Leaders

Future Science Leaders

The Future Science Leaders (FSL) program focuses on leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills for middle school aged participants. These Future Science Leaders learn about various areas of science and communicate science with Sciencenter guests through four different strands: hands-on activities, digital media, scientific research, and exhibits. You must be a current Sciencenter member to participate in this program.

The Sciencenter also offers a summer program for science enthusiasts entering grades 7 – 9. Summer camp programs for grades 7 – 9.

Interested in becoming a member of the Future Science Leaders, or want to learn more about this program? Contact Peter Leipzig, Education Program Coordinator, at

FSL Registration Form

Programs for Groups & Schools:

School Field Trips & Group Visits

Experience the night sky indoors with the Starlab. The Sciencenter will bring this portable planetarium to your school or organization and take your students on an exciting tour of the constellations. Programs can be tailored to specific grade levels. Topics include: astronomy, earth science, history, and mythology.

  • Capacity: Seating for up to 25 people.
  • Space Requirements: The Starlab requires a 22 by 22 foot space with a ceiling height of 12 feet
  • Cost: $175 for the first show and $75 each additional show.
  • Maximum of five shows per day.

Call (607) 272-0600 ×134 for detailed pricing and to make reservations.


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Sciencenter 601 1st Street Ithaca, NY 14850
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  • Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm*
  • Sunday, 12 pm - 5 pm
  • *Open holiday Mondays and Mondays in July and August, 10 am - 5 pm

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