Sciencenter, Ithaca

4.7
#4 of 6 in Childrens Museums in Finger Lakes
An unforgettable experience awaits you at the Sciencenter!

Get ready to climb, splash, think, build, and bounce your way through four exhibit galleries filled with full-body science fun. From Astronomy to Zoology, the Sciencenter offers something special for visitors of any age or ability.

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◦ Live Animals ◦

From colorful snakes to beautiful sea stars, visitors can meet and touch many of our critters in our two live animal zones: the Connect to the Ocean Touch Tank and the Saltonstall Animal Room.

◦ For Toddlers ◦

Designed for smaller hands, littler bodies, and inquisitive minds, the Curiosity Corner is a vibrant play space welcoming Sciencenter visitors ages four and under.

◦ Discovery Space ◦

Dig into your favorite science topics by lifting the lid of our 20+ fun and engaging discovery boxes.

◦ Outdoor Science Fun ◦

Explore sound, motion, water, and more outdoors in the Science Playground (April 1 - November 30, weather permitting) . Challenge a friend to a round of mini-golf on our new 18-hole course, opening July 4, 2014. Or explore the solar system on the Sagan Planet Walk, our 3/4-mile walking tour from the Commons in downtown Ithaca to the Sciencenter.



Plan your visit and view our calendar of events at www.sciencenter.org.

The Sciencenter is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs available free of charge.

Brown bag lunches can be enjoyed in the Community Room or Science Park.
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  • This is a great place to take kids in Ithaca. Lots of hands-on exhibits and things to see and they have an entire room dedicated to younger kids to keep them in a space for themselves. Can be crowded ...  more »
  • After being to Ithaca several times I finally made time to go and it was great. My girls had a nice time here and so did I. We spent a lot of time inside and out. I loved that most of the activities w...  more »
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  • The Sciencenter is fun, interactive, and has a variety of exhibits. I was very impressed because they have an axolotl salamander aka Mexican Walking Fish. My kids enjoyed the 2 hours we spent there especially the playground. This would be better with some exhibit upgrades and a snack bar.
  • By far the best science center I have ever been to. Took my 3 and 4 year olds and we stayed for 6.5 hours. They don't have food so make sure you pack a lunch. It's not a perfect 5 stars because they need a really good deep cleaning. They spot clean every night but there is dust in the areas that are not touched. So if you are sensitive to dust, this isn't the place for you. They just opened a new pet vet exhibit that could use some work. The batteries were dead in the scale so except for washing your pet and listening to it it's heart, there was nothing you could do in that area. Some bandages, play syringes, etc would make that area so much more fun for the kids. However, I am nitpicking. 100% worth the visit!!! Great place.

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