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Roberson Museum and Science Center

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Address: 30 Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905
Phone Number: +1 607-772-0660
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Description: Roberson Museum and Science Center is Greater Binghamton's largest...
Roberson Museum and Science Center is Greater Binghamton's largest year-round tourist attraction. We feature the Historic Roberson Mansion, the region's largest public model train display, a Digital Planetarium and rotating exhibitions. Roberson is also home to the Binghamton Visitor Center.
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You'll fall in love with the Model Trains

Decent museum, best part was the model train exhibit, I was fascinated with it for hours. Exhibits were interesting, decent art works given the size of the city. Well worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Syracuse, New York
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Loved : ->The train exhibit. I love model trains, and the room full of trains was fun to look through. ->The Mansion - what a place! Amazing wood working and construction. Fun to imagine what life back then would have been like. Didn't like: ->small. We had a reciprocal pass, so we got in free. Otherwise I don't know if... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Decent museum, best part was the model train exhibit, I was fascinated with it for hours. Exhibits were interesting, decent art works given the size of the city. Well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Roberson museum is always fun to go to. At different times of the year they have different events. Like miniature train shows, craft shows and the Christmas tree show. And they always have museum pieces, the miniature train display and the observatory and the Roberson mansion. It's an interesting place to spend the day. There's something for the whole family... More 

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19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have been here on several occasions and always find it entertaining. Our favorite is the planetary room. We could gaze at the ceiling for hours. They are always very knowledgeable about the planets and telescopes used. Would recommend.

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Apalachin, New York
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333 reviews 333 reviews
152 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Another couple and us attended the annual Masquerade Party at the mansion. Roberson combines the Roberson Mansion, the Science Center building and the Roberson Observatory. On New Years evening the mansion was open to this suit and tie affair. We knew it would be a good evening as we entered the building with fire acrobats outdoors. You receive a map... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Not so far from the Main Street with so many churches of different branches within the catholics religion ( like baptist,methodist, presbyterian and lutheran), we, in our exploring the city of Binghampton, found this remarkable museum of history and science. it is located in Front Street, that follows along the right bank of the river Chenango, all the way to... More 

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Rochester, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were very disappointed with our visit to the Roberson Museum during the Christmas Season. The main attraction was a series of Christmas Trees dedicated to countries from around the world. What we found was a series of artificial trees in every corner stuffed with odds and ends which roughly resembled either the organization or the country. Some were downright... More 

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PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have visited this museum often since I was a child. There are always exciting new exhibits to see, a planetarium, and a historic mansion. I also noticed an entire room with model trains and landscapes that is amazingly detailed!. Right now there is a display of ethnic holiday trees and a retro (50's/60's) exhibit that are both a must-see.... More 

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NY
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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We've visited twice and there's something for everyone. Our little man loves the expansive model train room and the planetarium. I really enjoy walking through the Roberson home, you can take your time and enjoy the details of the woodwork and architecture of a home built in that era. Parking is free and ample. I would plan on a 3... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We recently had out of town guests visiting for the weekend and decided to visit the Roberson Museum. We were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful it was. Although the trees were beautiful, we especially liked the history of the local area and the time line of events. The mansion itself is absolutely beautiful. The craftsmanship and detail in on the... More 

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