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601 1st St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3507
+1 607-272-0600
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Kids loved it.

I highly recommend this museum. My kids were enthralled by it. They really loved building the dam... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Peebles, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great at any age

This is a magnificent museum for all ages, with an outdoor area and several floors of hands on... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Chengdu, China
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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601 1st St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3507
+1 607-272-0600
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend this museum. My kids were enthralled by it. They really loved building the dam and the sand contour box. So much to do. Wet or dry day fun.

Thank Skytourist
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This is a magnificent museum for all ages, with an outdoor area and several floors of hands on activities for children to explore physics, biology, paleontology, chemistry and a variety of the sciences. There are strollers to use for free for the youngest and a...More

Thank rroebig
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Had to drag the kids out after several hours! Really interesting and lots of interactive exhibits. Kept the 4,8 and 11 year old entertained for a while. Not recommended for teens.

Thank val g
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Everyone in our group loved the Sciencenter! The outdoor play area kept our son busy for nearly an hour... he would've stayed longer, but it was time for lunch. The programs inside were great. Our son is three, so most of the information was over...More

1  Thank Steph B
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

My husband had to go to Cornell for work so I went with him along with our children. We were looking for something to do while he was at work. It was a perfect place to visit for my children ages 4 & 19 months....More

1  Thank ErinKristin
Sciencenter, Public Relations Manager at Sciencenter, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review, Erin. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your recent visit to the Sciencenter. We hope you're able to visit us again soon. Best, Amy Gaulke Public and Media Relations Manager Sciencenter

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

This was a fun museum! When we first walked in, it looked small so we figured maybe an hour or so would be all we'd need. But as we went through, there was so much to see and do! In addition to the regular exhibits,...More

1  Thank tambrialis
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite places. Always something to active to do with young kids, and great informal science learning opportunities. The membership provides affiliation with ASTC so you can get into most other science museums for free! Very creative special exhibits and active play areas,...More

Thank Jack G
Sciencenter, Public Relations Manager at Sciencenter, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thank you for the great review, Jack! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 17 July 2017

Science Center is now entertaining and informing the children of the children who had the pleasure of visiting the original. It was completely engaging then and is even more so now. Adults have as much fun as the kids.

Thank LeGrace B
Reviewed 9 June 2017

I had a great time visiting with my 12 month old daughter. I was worried that she would be too young to enjoy the activities, but she was in heaven. There are a wide range of exhibits geared toward different ages in the Sciencenter, but...More

Thank gaviaimmer
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I've struggled to find places that would accommodate our toddler. This is exactly what I was looking for. There are numerous stations and activities that is perfect for the pint size. You can easily spend most of the day in the center and enjoy the...More

Thank Nat W
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24 May 2017|
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Response from Sciencenter | Property representative |
Yes. The Sciencenter offers several different annual membership levels to meet your needs. Please visit our website (link on our page) or give us a call at 607-272--0600 and we would be happy to help.
19 August 2016|
Response from Sciencenter | Property representative |
Admission to the Sciencenter is $8 for adults (ages 18+), $6 for children (ages 2 - 17), and $7 for seniors (ages 65+) We look forward to seeing you soon.