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There's something fun happening at the Sciencenter!

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


Saturday, July 22, 2:00PM

Showtime! Amazing Physics

Observe live demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities about light and sound. Join REU students from CLASSE (Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education) for make-and-take activities about physics.

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Sunday, July 23, 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, July 25, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations about ice. 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, July 27, 10:30AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations about ice. 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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Thursday, 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.

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July 25 - 28, 10 am & 1:30 pm

Weekly Wonders

Participate in hands-on science activities led by our Future Science Leaders, Tuesday – Friday in July and August.

Weekly Wonders
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Saturday, July 29, 2:00 PM

Showtime! Amazing Physics

Observe live demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities about light and sound. Join REU students from CLASSE (Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education) for make-and-take activities about physics.

Showtime! Amazing Physics
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Sunday, July 30, 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.

Moto-Inventions
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Tuesday, August 1, 10:30AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Explore flubber using tools. 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, August 3, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Use tools to explore flubber. 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, August 3, 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.

Live Demo: The
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July 31 - August 4, 10 AM & 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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Saturday, August 5, 2:00PM

Showtime! Images from Space

Explore our solar system close up. Join Cornell’s Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility (SPIF) for a tour of our solar system through hands-on activities and a “Magic Planet”.

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Tuesday, August 8, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Build and test your own roller coaster! 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, August 10, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Build and test your own roller coaster! 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, August 10, 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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August 7 - 11, 10 AM & 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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Saturday, August 12, 2:00PM

Showtime! Get Your GreenBack

Learn how to reduce your carbon emissions and save money while playing an interactive game.

Showtime! Get Your GreenBack
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Tuesday, August 15, 10: 30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Explore chemical reactions using baking soda and vinegar. 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, August 17, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Explore chemical reactions using baking soda and vinegar. 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, August 17, 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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August 14 - 18, 10 am & 1:30 PM

Weekly Wonders

Participate in hands-on science activities led by our Future Science Leaders, Tuesday – Friday through August. A new activity each week.

Weekly Wonders
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Saturday, August 19, 2:00 PM

Showtime! Mouse Who's Who

Join Cornell neurobiologist Mike Sheehan to learn about mouse urine. Mice can recognize each other from their urine. Can you, too?

Showtime! Mouse Who's Who
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Monday, August 21, 2 - 3 PM

Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Join us to celebrate a partial eclipse of the sun. The Sciencenter will provide special glasses for guests to borrow to safely watch the eclipse.

Rain or shine, guests can enjoy special hands-on activities to explore the science of eclipses. From 10 am – 3 pm, come watch a live stream of NASA’s total solar eclipse broadcast.

Never look directly at the sun without appropriate protection!

Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
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Tuesday, August 22, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations about ice. 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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Thursday, August 24, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations about ice. 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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Thursday, August 24, 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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August 21 - 25, 10 AM & 1:30 PM

Weekly Wonders

Participate in hands-on science activities led by our Future Science Leaders, Tuesday – Friday in August. A new activity each week.

Weekly Wonders
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Saturday, August 26, 2:00PM

Showtime! Science of Social Media

Find out what scientists can learn from social media posts with Professor Drew Margolin from Cornell’s Department of Communication.

Showtime! Science of Social Media
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Tuesday, August 29, 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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Thursday, August 31, 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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Thursday, August 31, 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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August 28 - Sept. 1, 10 AM & 1:30 PM

Weekly Wonders

Participate in hands-on science activities led by our Future Science Leaders, Tuesday – Friday in August. A new activity each week.

Weekly Wonders
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