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


Thursday, February 22, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Explore flubber using different tools. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to explore different materials 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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Friday, February 23, 2:00 PM

Live Demo: The "Coolest" Science

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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Friday, February 23, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Using Tools

Explore flubber using different tools. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to explore different materials 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, February 24, 2:00 PM

Sciencenter Showtime! Ithaca High School Chemistry Club

Experience cool chemical reactions – LIVE! – with the Ithaca High School Chemistry Club.

Sciencenter Showtime! Ithaca High School Chemistry Club
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Sunday, February 25, 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.

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February 16 - 25, 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 16 – 25 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!

Ithaca Loves Teachers
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Tuesday, February 27, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Dig into ice! Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you explore science 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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Wednesday, February 28, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Dig into ice! Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you explore science 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, March 1, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Dig into ice! Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through 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 2, 3 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Dig into ice! Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through 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 3, 1-3 PM

Showtime! Chemistry

Explore the amazing world of chemistry through awesome hands-on activities. Launch a rocket, build a battery, and investigate atoms and molecules with Sciencenter volunteers.

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Sunday, March 4, 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.

Sciencenter admission fees apply.

Sensory Hours at the Sciencenter
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Sunday, March 4, 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 6, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Design and test your own roller coaster. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you explore science 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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Wednesday, March 7, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Design and test your own roller coaster. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you explore science 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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Wednesday, March 7, 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 7 at 10 am.

Check out all of our Summer Camp sessions!

Summer Camp Registration Opens
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Thursday, March 8, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Design and test your own roller coaster. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you explore science 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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Friday, March 9, 3 PM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Design and test your own roller coaster. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you explore science 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, March 10, 2 PM

Showtime! Women in Science

Take part in cool hands-on engineering and STEM activities with students from Cornell University’s Society of Women Engineers.

Showtime! Women in Science
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Tuesday, March 13, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Experiment with kinetic sand using a variety of tools. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through 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 14, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Using Tools

Experiment with kinetic sand using a variety of tools. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through 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 14, 7:00 PM

Science Cabaret: Robots!

Delve into the principals of robotics, biomechanics, and locomotion with Andy Ruina, professor of Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University, at Science Cabaret.

While this topic may not be of interest to children, they are welcome to attend.

Museum exhibits are not open during this program.

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Thursday, March 15, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Experiment with kinetic sand using a variety of tools. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through 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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Friday, March 16, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Using Tools

Experiment with kinetic sand using a variety of tools. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations through 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, March 17, 2:00PM

Showtime! CURB

Investigate chemical reactions while making “elephant toothpaste” with students from the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board.

Showtime! CURB
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Sunday, March 18, 2 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 20, 10:30AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

What will happen when baking soda and vinegar mix? Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate science 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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Wednesday, March 21, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

What will happen when baking soda and vinegar mix? Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate science 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, March 22, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

What will happen when baking soda and vinegar mix? Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate science 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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Friday, March 23, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

What will happen when baking soda and vinegar mix? Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate science 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, March 24, 2:00 PM

Showtime! NanoDay

Discover the power of the smallest science through hands-on activities led by scientists from Cornell University.

Showtime! NanoDay
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Tuesday, March 27, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Experiment with flubber. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate science 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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Wednesday, March 28, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Experiment with flubber. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate science 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, March 29, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Experiment with flubber. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate science 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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Friday, March 30, 3 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Experiment with flubber. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate science 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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Saturday, March 31, 2 PM

Showtime! Art & Science

Take part in hands-on activities that combine art with science. Create spin art and build a scribble bot with Sciencenter Educator, Victoria Fiordalis.

Showtime! Art & Science
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