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Sciencenter

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Address: 601 1st St, Ithaca, NY
Phone Number: 16072720600
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Kids enjoyed their time here.

Took the kids on a Saturday afternoon, to get them out and about. I was surprised by how slow it was. (not complaining, just gave us more time to explore) The kids enjoyed all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
DoubleATB
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Canandaigua, New York
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Canandaigua, New York
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the kids on a Saturday afternoon, to get them out and about. I was surprised by how slow it was. (not complaining, just gave us more time to explore) The kids enjoyed all the hands on activities and learned many new exciting things.

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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the Science Centre twice, once with my grandchildren, once with a group of young people. There are many displays that provoke deep thought and exploration. Most of these displays are designed to be self-explanatory and need no guide. However, there is much staff to assist if needed and other activities have guides. This is a great place... More 

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deltaraider21
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94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked this place a lot. Had as much fun as the grandkids. Playing in the water building dams and locks on the small stream display they have. Just down road is Purity Ice Cream, be sure to stop here well.

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Thank deltaraider21
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We come once a year while visiting relatives in the area - our under the age of nine kids love it. We can keep them busy for about two hours here.

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Thank Matthew L
Ithaca, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I visited with my young grandchild, who had a lot of fun exploring the water and vacuum activities. He also enjoyed sitting on the dinosaur, making giant bubbles, climbing through tunnels, and making musical sounds with percussion instruments. There was so much to do we could have stayed there all day if he didn't need a nap. There are exhibits... More 

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NY
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60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

What a treasure the sciencenter is! We are lucky to have a science education center of this caliber in our area. You could easily make a day of visiting as there are tons of indoor and outdoor activities that the kids love. There is a small area that's great for babies and kids under the age of 3 that has... More 

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Thank ccg2005
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This place is the ultimate answer to "What's there to do?" for kids aged 2-12 (and their families). I've been to lots of discovery/science museums all over the country: this one beats many, even in much larger metropolitan areas.

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Thank KathrynSMarch
Ithaca, New York
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76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The myriad participatory set ups are really a delight to keep one amused and enlightened in a fashion unlike any other place to visit in town or even in the state.

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Nazareth, PA
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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 2 helpful votes
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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