Roberson Museum and Science Center

Roberson Museum and Science Center, Binghamton: Hours, Address, Roberson Museum and Science Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Roberson Museum and Science Center

Roberson Museum and Science Center
4.5
Science Museums • Observatories & Planetariums • Art Museums • History Museums
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Roberson Museum and Science Center is Binghamton's center for exploration in art, history, and science. Take a walk back into the Gilded Age by touring the Roberson family mansion, or go into space during a show in the Digital Planetarium. Take a walk through several different habitats in the NatureTrek exhibition and tour through one of the rotating art installations. Come and let your mind wonder!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Brian
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Fun day out
Mar 2020 • Couples
We were looking for something to do on my day off and Roberson Museum came up on my suggestions through Trip Advisor. I hadn't been here since I was a kid in elementary school. We took field trips here often back then. I was very glad we decided to come back. It was very cool to discover what buildings used to be there in Binghamton and surrounding areas. A lot of knowledge gained. The mansion was pretty fun to go through as well, and some of the furniture was original! A hard thing to find in most of the mansions in Binghamton. Most of the other mansions sold everything once the last surviving relative passed away and then replaced it with pieces from the era. While there is some of that here, a lot of originals remain. Its definitely worth the price of admission. We paid full price. Then later discovered that there are a few sites that offer discounts. So if you're on a budget check out localflavor.com or other sites like that to potentially find cheaper tickets. But be ready to take a trip down memory lane and be prepared to learn things you didnt know, my girlfriend and I sure did.
Written March 11, 2020
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Roberta S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States30 contributions
Interesting surprise.
Dec 2019
My friend and I visited Roberson in December. We saw Christmas trees decorated by many numerous sponsors. It was amazing. We also saw examples of how Christmas is celebrated around the world as well as a Hanukkah example. There was a one hour concert of high school students playing Christmas songs on strings which was wonderful. We toured the historical home decorated for Christmas. The museum and science center (planetarium) change exhibits which are interesting and informative.
Written February 12, 2020
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oneupstatenewyorker
Binghamton, NY332 contributions
Home For the Holidays exhibit lovely
Dec 2019
We've been to the Roberson museum multiple times, but the Home for the Holidays exhibit with Christmas trees etc from different parts of the world is a particularly good time to visit, with a very good nature exhibit, an extensive model train exhibit, live music, a small planetarium, a small art gallery, and the preserved Victorian home itself, decked out for the holidays. A fun time for al! We will definitely continue to return!
Written January 4, 2020
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K.H.Morgan
Binghamton, NY20 contributions
Well preserved Victorian, with points of interest for all ages
Nov 2019
A well appointed mansion with period furnishings. Also included are areas of specific interest such as the newly added nature area with a variety of birds and animals...an art gallery..world national heritage section, huge model train exhibit and planetarium. Always decorated according to the holiday season. A must see while in Binghamton.
Written December 29, 2019
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Tammra S
Canandaigua, NY136 contributions
Transfer to a new world
Dec 2019 • Family
Enchanting and worth the admission. Had 4 kids all under the age of 10 that enjoyed this magical experience. We were fortunate to have visited during the Christmas season and seen what it would have been like during the early 20th century. Truly magical.
Written December 29, 2019
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BillREvans
Princeton, NJ161 contributions
Binghamton Classic
Jul 2019
Nice museum that has something for everyone. Beautiful working HO train exhibit that is a must see if you love trains. The IMAX like shows are all interesting topics, like one on the constellations. They have a wildlife museum for local birds and animals in the area and finally they also have some nice artwork.
Written December 21, 2019
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Ralph F
Dubai, United Arab Emirates111 contributions
Totally unexpected
Oct 2019
We were lucky to visit the museum and the Mansion as it allowed us to know the history of Binghamton in the 1950's which is very interesting. we loved the live reproduction od the city with trains moving around but were a bit desapointed by the Mansion that had very few original pieces of furniture. the painting however were nice
Written October 19, 2019
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Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Ralph. The trains are a favorite. You've definitely give us something to consider with the mansion--there could be more context revealed about the space if felt more, well, lived in. Thank you for the feedback, and hope to see you again. Cheers! Natalie
Written October 21, 2019
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bbbob84
Staten Island, NY1,381 contributions
Amazing Museum with many Facets and Sub-Specialties
Aug 2019
It is a science museum, art museum, planetarium, amazing model train display and spectacular mansion tour all in one. This museum has something for everyone. We spent over two hours touring all of the different facets and enjoyed every bit of it. Free onsite parking. Conveniently located not too far from downtown with shopping and dining. A definite visit if in the area.
Written August 19, 2019
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Mary
Binghamton, NY64 contributions
A true community treasure
Dec 2018 • Friends
Roberson has been a part of my life since I moved here in 1994. Over the years I've seen plays, historic displays including the Gettysburg Address, science programs and annual Christmas Trees from around the world.
Written February 12, 2019
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Thank you for the wonderful review and being a part of the Museum for 25 years <3. We'll make sure to keep working to earn those five stars and such high praise.
Written February 14, 2019
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Larry M
66 contributions
unique place
Apr 2018 • Couples
I have been to many events here and have never been disappointed! They are all unique one of a kind events!
Written February 12, 2019
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Thank you for the stellar review, Larry. That's what we like to hear--"unique", "one of a kind." :) I'll be sure to share with our staff, they'll be ecstatic to hear such kind words about their work.
Written February 14, 2019
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Roberson Museum and Science Center is open:
  • Wed - Thu 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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