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“Always a fun time”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sciencenter

Sciencenter
Ranked #14 of 59 things to do in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
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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. The Sciencenter is open Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm. Open Mondays in July and August and holiday Mondays. The Sciencenter is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Always a fun time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012

Great way to spend the day for kids of all ages. There is an outdoor area to play in as well as two floors of fun inside. The exhibit in one area changes every few months so it is worth visiting again and again. My kids love the Bernoulli Blower and the Ball Machine "Quantum's Last Leap". Be sure to experiment with a "box" in the Discovery Space. Curiosity Corner is reserved for those 4 and under. Don't leave without a walk up the musical staircase.
There is an area reserved for eating. Only vending machines are available on site. We bring our own lunch or you can get some yummy food nearby (Purity Ice Cream, Farmer's Market, Ithaca Bakery are all just blocks away.)
The museum honors Reciprocal Admission.

Visited February 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
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55 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fun for the kids - but after several visits, the exhibits seldom change.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Many of the "hands on" exhibits are not replaced frequently enough to keep up with the many little hands that have worn out the exhibits. Parts missing or "lost" as well as pieces which indicate too much wear or too old.

Area for lunching with children, brown bag or use vending.

Visited May 2011
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Ithaca, New York
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Ithaca Scienenter is Great for the Whole Family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2012

Children and adults alike will find plenty to fascinate them in this well-designed science museum. Allow a couple of hours

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Apalachin, New York, United States
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Always a fun place to visit!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

When my kids were younger we always loved visiting the science center. Never a dull moment there!

Visited March 2012
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New York
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73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“KID friendly place to be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2012

If you are traveling with kinds 8 and under this is the place to bring them, have fun, laugh, enjoy an afternoon. Sorry to say my son is 14 so was kind of akward.

Visited February 2012
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