Calendar

There's something fun happening at the Sciencenter!

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


Sunday, December 17, 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, December 19, 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 how to make predictions 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, December 20, 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 how to make predictions 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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Thursday, December 21, 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 how to make predictions 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, December 22, 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 how to make predictions 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, December 23, 2 PM

Showtime! Chemistry of a Candle

Investigate the properties of a candle with hands-on chemistry activities led by Sciencenter staff!

Showtime! Chemistry of a Candle
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Saturday, December 24, 10 am - 4 pm

Special Holiday Hours

The Sciencenter will close at 4 pm on Sunday, December 24. The museum will reopen on Tuesday, December 26 at 10 am for regular hours.

Special Holiday Hours
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Tuesday, December 26, 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, December 27, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Using Tools

What is flubber? Use tools to explore flubber as you engage with your toddlers and preschoolers and 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, December 28, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Using Tools

Use tools to explore 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, December 29, 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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Tuesday, January 2, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Create and test your own rollercoaster. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate problem solving 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, January 3, 3 PM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Create and test your own rollercoaster. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate problem solving 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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Thursday, January 4, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Create and test your own rollercoaster. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate problem solving 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, January 5, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Create and test your own rollercoaster. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate problem solving 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, January 6, 2:00 PM

Showtime! Good Vibrations

Play in a washboard band and construct your own kazoo! Explore the science of sound and make music with local performer and Sciencenter greeter Judy Stock.

Showtime! Good Vibrations
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Sunday, January 7, 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, January 9, 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, January 10, 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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Thursday, January 11, 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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Friday, January 12, 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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Friday, January 12, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Member Night: Sonic Sensation

Members get a sneak peek at our new featured exhibition, “Sonic Sensation” before it opens to the public on January 13. Join us at 7 pm for a special presentation with Mike Titlebaum, Associate Professor and Director of Jazz Studies at the Ithaca College School of Music.

Member Night: Sonic Sensation
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Saturday, January 13, 2 PM

Showtime! Dog Behavior

Discover why dogs behave the way they do with the 4-H TailWaggers and their well-trained dogs.

Showtime! Dog Behavior
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Saturday, January 13, 10 am - 5 pm

Sonic Sensation Exhibition Opening

Grab the family and come make some noise at our new featured exhibition, “Sonic Sensation.” Experience our sonic world while exploring the science of sound and hearing. Experiment with pitch, test your own hearing, create a movie soundtrack, and test your lung power in the Scream Chamber!

Sonic Sensation Exhibition Opening
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Sunday, January 14, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

FREE Sunday

Admission to the Sciencenter is FREE for everyone on Sunday, January 14.

FREE Sunday
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Tuesday, January 16, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

What will sink and what will float? Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make predictions 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, January 17, 3 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

What will sink and what will float? Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make predictions 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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Thursday, January 18, 10: 30 AM

Science Together: Making Predictions

What will sink and what will float? Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make predictions 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, January 19, 3:00 PM

Science Together: Making Predictions

What will sink and what will float? Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to make predictions through 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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Saturday, January 20, 1 - 4 PM

Showtime! Frankenstein200

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the writing of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with hands-on science activities that explore Frankenstein’s legacy in the 21st century. Explore exciting maker-style activities related to robotics, genetic engineering, and electricity!

Activities are distributed in collaboration with the National Informal STEM Education Network: nisenet.org

Showtime! Frankenstein200
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Sunday, January 21, 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, January 23, 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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Wednesday, January 24, 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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Thursday, January 25, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Solve problems with tangrams. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to use tools, 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, January 26, 3 PM

Science Together: Problem Solving

Solve problems with tangram puzzles. Engage with your toddlers and preschoolers as you investigate how to use tools, 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, January 27, 2 PM

Showtime! Flight

Explore the science of flight, make paper airplanes, and learn about the flying machine created by CUAir.

Showtime! Flight
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Tuesday, January 30, 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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Wednesday, January 31, 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.

Science Together: Making Observations
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Thursday, February 1, 10:30 AM

Science Together: Making Observations

Dig into ice! 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, February 2, 3 PM

Science Together: Making Observations

Dig into ice! 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.

Science Together: Making Observations
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