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Sciencenter

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Address: 601 1st St, Ithaca, NY
Phone Number: 16072720600
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Description: The Sciencenter inspires excitement for science through interactive...
The Sciencenter inspires excitement for science through interactive exhibits and programs that engage, educate and empower. The hands-on museum offers visitors of all ages more than 250 exhibits, educational programs, a gift shop, an outdoor science park and a seasonal miniature golf course. Look, touch, listen & discover at the Sciencenter.
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Great exhibits that are fun for all ages

I was worried my 15 and 11 year-olds would think this was a boring outing now that they are getting older, but they thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits. We've been visiting Ithaca... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Nazareth, PA
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Nazareth, PA
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I was worried my 15 and 11 year-olds would think this was a boring outing now that they are getting older, but they thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits. We've been visiting Ithaca every summer for the past 4 years, and always head to the Sciencenter. We belong to a different science center and it has reciprocal membership with the Ithaca Sciencenter.... More 

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Rome, New York
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We noticed this place on our way to Corning, Visited on the way back home with an 11 year old. Very hands on and interactive. Educational and fun. The play area was great. Kids and adults were having a good time.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have heard a lot about the science center since my sister-in-law works there so I was happy to finally make it there. We were there after hours for a wedding rehearsal dinner. I was kind of disappointed that I didn't have a small child to share it with! They gave lots of interactive exhibits. I loved the ferrous liquid.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Sciencenter was amazing! It was cheap, interactive for all ages, and I learned a lot. There was mini golf which was expensive so I did not partake, but the science playground was fun, free, and creative!! They had bubbles, I learned about sound, the human body, space, and a lot of animals! They had a new exhibit where they... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We have a membership. My husband bring kids to the center whenever I go for grocery shopping. Small, but they change the space on a regular basis.

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Denver, Colorado
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've been to science/nature and children's museums in big cities, and they blow this away. Bigger budgets, higher quality visuals. But for a small town, this is a good effort. My 12 year old found it amusing but "not as good as ours" (in Denver). I found the price a bit high for about an hour's worth of activity. The... More 

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New York
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

You can't go wrong if you're looking for an entertaining place to take your children than Ithaca's Sciencenter. Children won't even realize they're learning because they're having so much fun. Being a member allowed us to make a visit to the Sciencenter a common source of entertainment whenever our daughter had a friend over.

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Groton, New York
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I came here with my 11 year old niece last fall. I found it as interesting as she did! There is something for all ages there, and you will always learn something!!

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Mystic, Connecticut
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38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I was skeptical of going here after having been at Boston Science Center, Hartford Science Center. BUT..the kids loved it! Aged 11 and 7 1/2. Its all hands on, we spent 3 hours here. We did mini golf first which was an extra fee but fun. Inside had a lot of neat things, the kids were always busy doing something.... More 

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Vestal, New York
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place has it all as a fun, educational place to spend the day with your kids or grandkids!! From their saltwater tank to their toddler water tables to the musical stairs plus so much more!! Includes a great outdoor play/educational area as well.

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