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There's something fun happening at the Sciencenter!

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


Sunday, February 26, 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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February 17 - 26, 10AM - 5 PM

Ithaca Loves Teachers

As part of a city-wide initiative to honor teachers, the Sciencenter is offering deals for teachers and their families. Teachers: show your K-12 school ID from February 17 – 26 to receive free admission for yourself and one guest. Plus, save big on specially marked items, including fun and educational games and toys, during our February Store sale!

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Tuesday, Februray 28, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Exploration

Explore which objects 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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Wednesday, March 1, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Exploration

Explore which objects 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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Wednesday, March 1, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Exploration

Explore which objects 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, March 3, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Exploration

Explore which objects 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, March 4, 11 AM

Special Story Time

Join us for a special story time with Cara Judea Alhadeff as she performs excerpts from her book Zazu Dreams: Between the Scarab and the Dung Beetle.

This program is designed especially for children 4 and under.

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Saturday, March 4, 2:00PM

Showtime! Weather

Create a rain cloud in a jar and explore weather with Cornell’s Undergraduate Research Board.

Showtime! Weather
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Sunday, March 5, 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.

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Sunday, March 5, 2:00 PM

Chemsations!

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

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Tuesday, March 7, 10:30AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Make predictions 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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Wednesday, March 8, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Make predictions 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, March 9, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Make predictions 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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Friday, March 10, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Make predictions 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.e.

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Saturday, March 11, 2:00PM

Showtime! Energy and Catapults

Build and test catapults while exploring the principle of energy with students from Cornell’s Encouraging Young Engineers and Scientists (EYES).

Showtime! Energy and Catapults
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Sunday, March 12, 1 - 2 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, March 14, 10:30am

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations about 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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Wednesday, March 15, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations about 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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Wednesday, March 15, 10 am

Summer Camp Registration Opens

Provide your kids with a summer full of science excitement! Open to children entering kindergarten through grade 6 in the fall, Sciencenter Summer Camp offers a variety of thrilling science-themed sessions. Online registration opens on March 15 at 10 am.

Check out all of our Summer Camp sessions!

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Thursday, March 16, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations about 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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Friday, March 17, 3 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Make observations about 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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Saturday, March 18, 10 am - 5 pm

CLOSED for a Special Event

The Sciencenter is closed on Saturday, March 18th for a special event but will reopen on Sunday, March 19th for regular hours.

CLOSED for a Special Event
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Sunday, March 19, 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, March 19, 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, March 21, 10:30AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Use a variety of tools to dig into ice. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to use science tools with fun 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, March 22, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Using Tools

Use a variety of tools to dig into ice. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to use science tools with fun 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, March 23, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Use a variety of tools to dig into ice. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to use science tools with fun 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, March 24, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Using Tools

Use a variety of tools to dig into ice. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to use science tools with fun 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, March 25, 2:00PM

Showtime! Card shuffling, Coin flipping, and Coincidences

Learn how to think like a statistician through card shuffling and coin flipping with Jacob Bien. Crazy coincidence stories might not seem as unbelievable after this Showtime!

Showtime! Card shuffling, Coin flipping, and Coincidences
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Sunday, March 26, 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, March 28, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Problem Solving

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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Wednesday, March 29, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Problem Solving

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, March 30, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Problem Solving

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, March 31, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Problem Solving

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.

Science Together: Problem Solving
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