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


Wednesday, April 26, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Exploration

Examine different materials and test which ones will sink and which ones will 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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Thursday, April 27, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Exploration

Examine different materials and test which ones will sink and which ones will 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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Friday, April 28, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Exploration

Examine different materials and test which ones will sink and which ones will 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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Saturday, April 29, 2:00PM

Showtime! Conservation

Create your own work of art using recycled materials as you learn about conservation and renewable energy with the Cornell University Research Board.

Showtime! Conservation
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Sunday, April 30, 10AM - 12PM

Sensory Hours at the Sciencenter

Parents and children with special sensory needs, join us for Sensory Hours. Make connections with other families while having fun and enjoying interactive learning in an inviting and accepting environment. Download our Pre-visit Story Guide.

10 am – 12 pm – Admission: pay what you wish.

Sensory Hours at the Sciencenter
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Sunday, April 30, 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.

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Tuesday, May 2, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Observe what happens when baking soda and vinegar mix. 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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Wednesday, May 3, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Observe what happens when baking soda and vinegar mix. 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, May 4, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Observe what happens when baking soda and vinegar mix. 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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Friday, May 5, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Observe what happens when baking soda and vinegar mix. 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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Saturday, May 6, 2 PM

Showtime! FSL Coding for All

Join the Sciencenter’s Future Science Leaders to learn how we use computers and coding to answer scientific questions that cannot be tested in the real world.

Showtime! FSL Coding for All
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Sunday, May 7, 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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Sunday, May 7, 2:00 PM

Chemsations!

Watch as local high school students demonstrate chemical reactions with color changes, bubbles, and light.

Chemsations!
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Tuesday, May 9, 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, May 10, 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, May 11, 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, May 12, 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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Friday, May 12, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Member Night: Grossology

Sciencenter members get a sneak peek at our new featured exhibition, “Grossology” before it opens to the public on May 13. Join us at 7 pm to learn how germs travel from one surface to another with Christopher Gaulke from Cornell University.

Member Night: Grossology
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Saturday, May 13, 2:00 PM

Showtime! Robot Prototype

Experiment with a prototype robot designed by Cornell’s Patricia Alves-Oliveira and provide your feedback.

Showtime! Robot Prototype
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Saturday, May 13, 10 am - 5 pm

Grossology Exhibition Opening

Get ready for something gross at our summer exhibition, “Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body.” Discover why your nose runs, where warts come from, what causes a burp, and why your body produces so much “gunk” in this interactive exhibition based on the book Grossology, by Sylvia Branzei.

Take part in new exhibit-related hands-on activities.

Grossology Exhibition Opening
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Sunday, May 14, 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, May 16, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Engineering

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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Wednesday, May 17, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Engineering

Build and test your own roller coaster! Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you learn problem solving skills 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, May 18, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Engineering

Build and test your own roller coaster! Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you learn problem solving skills 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, May 19, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Engineering

Build and test your own roller coaster! Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you learn problem solving skills 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, May 20, 2:00PM

Showtime! Asteroid Exploration

Learn about a tool that astronauts could use to investigate asteroids in outer space! Join Cornell’s Microgravity Team to learn about their design for this tool.

Showtime! Asteroid Exploration
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Sunday, May 21, 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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Sunday, May 21, 2:00 PM

Chemsations!

Experience the intriguing world of chemistry as local high school students demonstrate fascinating chemical reactions with color, create bubbles, and experiment with light.

Chemsations!
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Tuesday, May 23, 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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Wednesday, May 24, 3:00 PM

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, May 25, 10:30 AM

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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Friday, May 26, 3:00 PM

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.

Science Together: Using Tools
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Saturday, May 27, 2:00PM

Showtime! Cool Chemistry

Take part in exciting chemistry demonstrations with the Ithaca High School Chemistry Club!

Showtime! Cool Chemistry
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Saturday, May 27, 10:00AM - 5:00PM

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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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.

Moto-Inventions
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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.

Science Together: Making Observations
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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.

Science Together: Making Observations
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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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