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“Not your typical children's museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sciencenter

Sciencenter
601 1st St, Ithaca, NY
607-272-0600
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Ranked #10 of 18 Attractions in Ithaca
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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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.
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not your typical children's museum”
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 recommend shopping there for the next kid's birthday party or holiday.

Visited June 2014
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“LOVE the Sciencenter!!!”
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. Nice partnership with Cornell University on some exhibits as well. Wish every town had a Sciencenter!!

Visited June 2013
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Ithaca, New York, United States
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“Fantastic place to bring the kids”
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.

Visited April 2014
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Dedham, Massachusetts
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Plenty of cool interactives and very affordable!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Simple little place from outside....LOTS inside....great for "tweens" and adults as well....Time flew in there with a lot of stuff to see, watch, and do!!

Visited April 2014
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Ithaca, New York, United States
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“Our grandkids favorite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

So much to do from toddlers to older kids. Indoor and outdoor activities keep the kids busy for quite awhile!

Visited February 2014
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