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Awards

Local

Best of Ithaca Awards

Annual awards organized by Ithaca Times newspaper

  • 2009: Best Thing to Do With Your Kids
  • 2008: Best Rainy Day Activity; Best Public Art
  • 2005: Best Place for Family Fun
  • 2004: Best Place for Family Fun
  • 2002: Best Place to Take Your Kids on a Rainy Day
  • 2001: Best Place to Take the Kids
  • 1996: Best Local Web Site
  • 1995: Best Place to Take Your Kids
  • 1995: Best Place to Take Your Kids; Best Place to Escape Adulthood
  • 1994: Best Place to Take the Kids
  • 1993: Best Deal in Town; Best Place to Take Your Kids on a School Holiday
  • 1992: Most Effective Community Group; Best Place to Take Your Kids on a School Holiday; Best Place to Volunteer

Volunteer Partner of the Year - Challenge Industries for the Sciencenter's work with those with disabilities, 2008

Pride of Ownership Award - Rotary Club of Ithaca for the Sciencenter's attractive facility and landscaping near a major entry point to the City of Ithaca, 2008

Award for Excellence - Tompkins Trust Company for the Sciencenter's volunteer program, 1999

Regional

Sustainable Tompkins Signs of Sustainability Awards:

  • 2011: ScienceWorks Teen Program
  • 2010: Clim'City Youth Challenge Project
  • 2009: sustainability exhibition Garden of Gizmos
  • 2009: Earth Hour Experiment
  • 2008: The Great "Dry Off" Challenge
  • 2007: the Sciencenter's Sustainability Initiative

Distinguished Youth Award - Tompkins County Legislature for work with underserved youth, 2010

Non-Profit Organization of the Year - Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce for the Sciencenter's contributions to spearheading the founding of the Discovery Trail, an association of seven museums and the public library in Tompkins County, 2006

Distinguished Youth Award - Tompkins County Legislature for work with underserved youth, 2005

Key Member of the Year - Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce for the Sciencenter's contributions to the quality of life in Tompkins County, 2003

National & International

Association of Science & Technology Centers (ASTC) Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award for Innovative Business Practices:

  • 2013: the Sciencenter's online Human Resources Toolkit, museumtools.org
  • 2009: the Sciencenter's Sustainability Initiative
  • 2005: the Wall of Inspiration donor recognition project

Certificate of Excellence 2013 - TripAdvisor

Silver - Horizon Interactive Awards for the Sciencenter's video When the Earth Shakes, 2009

Award of Excellence - International Academy of the Visual Arts Communicator Award for the Sciencenter's video When the Earth Shakes, 2009

Silver Davey Award - International Academy of the Visual Arts for the Sciencenter's video When the Earth Shakes, 2008