Calendar

There's something fun happening at the Sciencenter!

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


Saturday, October 21, 2:00 PM

Sciencenter Showtime! Bird Flight

Investigate how birds fly while taking part in hands-on activities with students from Cornell’s Naturalist Outreach class.

Sciencenter Showtime! Bird Flight
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Tuesday, October 24, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Experiment with tangrams. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate problem solving 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: Problem Solving
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Wednesday, October 25, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Experiment with tangrams. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate problem solving 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, October 26, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Experiment with tangrams. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate problem-solving 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, October 27, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Experiment with tangrams. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate problem solving 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: Problem Solving
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Saturday, October 28, 2:00PM

Showtime! Biomedical Engineering Society

Join students from Cornell’s Biomedical Engineering Society for hands-on engineering activities.

Showtime! Biomedical Engineering Society
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Sunday, October 29, 12:00PM - 4:00PM

Spooky Science Free Halloween Event

Visit the Sciencenter – in costume – for Spooky Science, the annual community event on, Sunday, October 29, 12:00 – 4:00 pm. Explore how science can get spooky with tricked-out exhibits, hands-on activities, and eerie demonstrations.

Admission is free, sponsored by Rheonix.

Spooky Science Free Halloween Event
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Tuesday, October 31, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Investigate flubber or explore ice! Make observations while engaging 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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Wednesday, November 1, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Investigate flubber or explore ice! Make observations while engaging 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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Thursday, November 2, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Investigate flubber or explore ice! Make observations while engaging 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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Friday, November 3, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Investigate flubber or explore ice! Make observations while engaging 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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Saturday, November 4, 12:00PM

Showtime! Invasive Species

Discover interesting facts about the natural world through hands-on activities with students from Cornell’s naturalist outreach class.

Showtime! Invasive Species
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Saturday, November 4, 2 PM

Showtime! Coast Guard Auxilliary

Learn about boat safety on Cayuga Lake with Kim Walsh of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Showtime! Coast Guard Auxilliary
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Sunday, November 5, 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, November 5, 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, November 7, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Make predictions about what will sink or float, or about what will happen when baking soda and vinegar mix. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations 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, November 8, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Make predictions about what will sink or float, or about what will happen when baking soda and vinegar mix. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations 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, November 9, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Make predictions about what will sink or float, or about what will happen when baking soda and vinegar mix. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations 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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Friday, November 10, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Make predictions about what will sink or float, or about what will happen when baking soda and vinegar mix. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make observations 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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Friday, November 10, 10AM - 5PM

Free Admission for Military Families & Veterans

Admission is free for active duty military personnel, veterans, and their immediate family members on November 10 and 11 in honor of Veterans Day. Valid military ID required.

Free Admission for Military Families & Veterans
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Saturday, November 11, 2:00 PM

Showtime! Birds in Your Backyard

Learn about the natural world with hands-on activities. Join students from Cornell’s naturalist outreach class for fun exploration.

Showtime! Birds in Your Backyard
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Saturday, November 11, 10:00AM - 5:00PM

CFCU Community Credit Union Customer Appreciation Day

Admission is free to CFCU Community Credit Union account holders and their immediate family members by showing their debit or credit card at the front desk.

Valid Saturday, November 11, 10am – 5pm.

CFCU Community Credit Union Customer Appreciation Day
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Saturday, November 11, 10AM - 5PM

Free Admission for Military Families & Veterans on Veterans 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 Veterans Day
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Tuesday, November 14, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Build and test your own roller coaster. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers 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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Wednesday, November 15, 3 PM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Build and test your own roller coaster. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers 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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Thursday, November 16, 10:30AM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Build and test your own roller coaster. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers 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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Friday, November 17, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Build and test your own roller coaster. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers 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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Saturday, November 18, 12:00PM

Showtime! Future Science Leaders Board Members

Take part in exciting hands-on chemistry activities led by our Future Science Leader Board members.

Showtime! Future Science Leaders Board Members
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Saturday, November 18, 2:00 PM

Showtime! Seeds

Learn about the natural world through hands-on activities with students from Cornell’s naturalist outreach class.

Showtime! Seeds
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Saturday, November 18, 10AM - 5PM

M&T Bank Customer Appreciation Day

Admission is free to M&T Bank account holders and their immediate family members by showing their M&T debit or credit card at the front desk.

M&T Bank Customer Appreciation Day
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Sunday, November 19, 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, November 21, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Investigate playdough using different 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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Tuesday, November 21, 10 AM

Sciencenter Store Sale November 21 - December 31

Stop in to shop for fun, smart, and unforgettable gifts. Store purchases are 10% off for all and 20% off for members (includes regular member discount) from November 21 through December 31. Museum admission is not required to shop in the store.

Sciencenter Store Sale November 21 - December 31
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Wednesday, November 22, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Exploration

Investigate playdough using different 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: Exploration
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Friday, November 24, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Using Tools

Investigate playdough using different 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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Saturday, November 25, 2:00PM

Showtime! Biomedical Engineering Society

Engineer a roller coaster with students from Cornell’s Biomedical Engineering Society.

Showtime! Biomedical Engineering Society
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Tuesday, November 28, 10: 30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Bowl with different types of blocks. 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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Wednesday, November 29, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Bowl with different types of blocks. 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, November 30, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Bowl with different types of blocks. 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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Friday, December 1, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

Bowl with different types of blocks. 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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