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Sciencenter

601 1st St, Ithaca, NY
607-272-0600
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Ranked #10 of 18 Attractions in Ithaca
Type: Science Museums
Owner description: The Sciencenter inspires excitement for science through interactive exhibits and programs that engage, educate and empower. The hands-on museum offers... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Corning, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've been here a couple times and the kids absolutely love it. They have all sorts of science exhibits that you can get your hands on. It's at the northern end of Ithaca, so you could go north to Taughannock Falls or south to Buttermilk Falls or Truman Park and have a nice family day. Beware that driving in Ithaca... More

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Conklin, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We have visited this museum dozens of times and it never gets old. My children have spent entire days roaming the museum. They especially like using the outdoor section in nice weather.

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Visited with visiting family. Any kid would love this place with interesting & exciting things to look at & experiment or simply play with. Inventions, science, technology, physics & all what intrigues children including a play area. Exciting day for kids & worth what you pay for

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Ithaca, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Sciencenter is a unique museum designed to encourage interactive play and learning . From the ocean touch tank to the musical steps , this is a great choice for a rainy day. There is a wonderful outdoor activity area safely enclosed so that children are free to run and explore. While there is a small fee for children over... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised how nice the museum is. It is so well organized with so much learning opportunities. Kids 9, 8, and 5 did not want to leave. Worth checking it out.

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Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A stop on our Finger Lakes road trip that proved to be an awesome choice. Spent almost 5 hrs here as my 4 yr old and 7 yr old didn't want to leave!! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it too! At first glance it doesn't look like a lot, but you will want to spend a lot of time... More

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Aldie, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

What to do when it rains on your vacation and you are going crazy I'm your rental house? Take the kids to the Ithaca Sciencenter. An educational and fun way to spend a few hours. My three year old loved the sand box and the water exhibits. My 8 year old had fun reading all the exhibits. I wish we... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I loved this place. Unfortunately our time was limited; we could have spent hours here. I've taken my kids to lots of children's museums with the hands-on science stuff, but the Sciencenter in Ithaca is a huge step above. It had activities that I had never seen before. And the gift shop is filled with really cool brainy games. I... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stop in for a visit every time we come to town. The first time was when my 17-year-old was probably 3. There's always something new and interesting and it's great for older kids as well as younger. Great indoor activities but the outdoor playground/learning center is also a lot of fun. So much hands on and activities to inspire.... More

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

So much to see and do! Hands-on, brains-on, fun-on place. Great for ages 1.5-10, but ideal for the 3-7 crowd.

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