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There's something fun happening at the Sciencenter!

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


Friday, June 22, 3 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

What happens when you paint watercolors over crayon? Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers through 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, June 23, 2 PM

Showtime! DNA is Everywhere

Extract DNA from fruit while learning about the tiny building blocks that are everywhere!

Showtime! DNA is Everywhere
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Tuesday, June 26, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Investigate flubber using different 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, June 27, 3 PM

Science Together: Using Tools

Investigate flubber using different 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, June 28, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Investigate flubber using different 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, June 28, 2 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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June 26 - 29, 11 AM & 1 PM

Weekly Wonders

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

Weekly Wonders
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Friday, June 29, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Using Tools

Investigate flubber using different 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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Saturday, June 30, 2 PM

Showtime! Space Planetary Imaging Facility (SPIF)

Explore current space research with Cornell’s Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility (SPIF) through some “out-of-this-world” hands on activities.

Showtime! Space Planetary Imaging Facility (SPIF)
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Wednesday, July 4, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Observe how different substances make ice melt faster or slower. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers through 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 5, 2 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.

Live Demo: The
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Friday, July 6, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Observe how different substances make ice melt faster or slower. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers through 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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July 3 - 6, 11 am & 1 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 7, 2 PM

Showtime! 4-H Little Bunny Foo Foos

Join the 4-H Little Bunny Foo Foos and their rabbits to learn about rabbit care and behavior.

Showtime! 4-H Little Bunny Foo Foos
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Wednesday, July 11, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Experiment with kinetic sand using different types of tools. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers through 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 12, 2 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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Friday, July 13, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Experiment with kinetic sand using different types of tools. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers through 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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July 10 - 13, 11 AM & 1 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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Wednesday, July 18, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

What happens when baking soda and vinegar mix? Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers through 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, July 19, 2 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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Friday, July 20, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

What happens when baking soda and vinegar mix? Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers through 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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July 17 - 20, 11 AM & 1 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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Wednesday, July 25, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Investigate flubber using different 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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Thursday, July 26, 2 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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Friday, July 27, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Investigate flubber using different 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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July 24 - 27, 11 AM & 1 PM

Weekly Wonders

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

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Saturday, July 28, 2 PM

Showtime! Hands-on Composting

Explore the ins and outs of composting with hands-on activities led by the Master Composters from Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Composting Education Program.

Showtime! Hands-on Composting
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Thursday, August 2, 2 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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July 31 - August 3, 11 AM & 1 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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Wednesday, September 26, 5:30 PM

History and Science of Craft Beverages: Lecture Series

History, geology, and chemistry converge to tell the story behind the flavors of craft beverages in the Finger Lakes.

Each session begins with a reception led by Sommelier, Laura Winter Falk, of Experience! The Finger Lakes where you will enjoy tasting samples of the featured libation paired with locally-sourced edibles followed by an engaging presentation by a top Finger Lakes craft producer.

September 26: The Science of Beer Making at the Sciencenter
Guided beer and food pairing reception with Sommelier Laura Winter Falk of Experience! The Finger Lakes
Presentation by Owner and Brewer, Ian Conboy of Lucky Hare Brewing

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Sponsored by the Museum of the Earth, the History Center in Tompkins County, the Sciencenter, and Experience! The Finger Lakes.

History and Science of Craft Beverages: Lecture Series
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Wednesday, December 12, 5:30 PM

History and Science of Craft Beverages: Lecture Series

History, geology, and chemistry converge to tell the story behind the flavors of craft beverages in the Finger Lakes.

Each session begins with a reception led by Sommelier, Laura Winter Falk, of Experience! The Finger Lakes where you will enjoy tasting samples of the featured libation paired with locally-sourced edibles followed by an engaging presentation by a top Finger Lakes craft producer.

December 12: The Science of Food Pairing at Coltivare
Guided Craft Beverage and Food pairing presentation with Sommelier Laura Winter Falk of Experience! The Finger Lakes

TICKETS

Sponsored by the Museum of the Earth, the History Center in Tompkins County, the Sciencenter, and Experience! The Finger Lakes.

History and Science of Craft Beverages: Lecture Series
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