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601 1st St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3507
+1 607-272-0600
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Fantastic for Young Kids

I had a great time visiting with my 12 month old daughter. I was worried that she would be too... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perfect for younger children!

I've struggled to find places that would accommodate our toddler. This is exactly what I was... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Nat W
New York City, New York
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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601 1st St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3507
+1 607-272-0600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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
Reviewed 13 April 2017

It's a really fun museum, but I wouldn't recommend it for most kids over the age of 12. It's probably the most fun for 5 to 12 year-olds. Lots of interesting things for them to do, while hopefully learning something about science. Many games and...More

Thank familytraveler201115
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This had a wonderful indoor and outdoor range of activities for all ages. Even my husband and I were entertained (we are kids at heart). The admission price is what I expected for an attraction of this kind. Gift shop prices a tad steep.

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Took our 18 month old niece and had a great time! She loved the block building and playing in the water! The adults had fun with the games. It was a great experience and will definitely visit again

Thank Heavens-Soda
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I took my 9-year-old grandson there, and his 14-year-old cousin tagged along, not excited at all. They both had a great time. I did too. We each got involved with something and it was like an amusement park. When we were done and ready to...More

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I had heard about this museum or science center for years. Finally took the grands there over Christmas. It was late afternoon, center was still mobbed by families of all sizes and ages. We were all swept up in the unique hands on exhibits that...More

Thank MamanNY
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We ended up here after doing the Sagan Planet Walk, and, I mean...it was fine! It's not really meant for grown-ups, and, as a grown-up, I was a little bored by a lot of the exhibits. The animal room was fun, though--we got to see...More

Thank chairduck
Reviewed 13 October 2016

When it was just beginning, we took our son there. Now, he takes his daughter. What wonderful adventure for children! My grands love it. I bought a membership for them. It just gets better and better

Thank KSyrahSyrah_9
Sciencenter, Public Relations Manager at Sciencenter, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Thank you for this great review! We are so happy to hear that you and your grandchildren enjoy the Sciencenter so much. We look forward to your next visit. Best, Amy Gaulke Public and Media Relations Manager

Reviewed 13 October 2016

Because I live in the DC area and have my standards set by the Smithsonian, I'm spoiled for museums since few can compare. This one, though, had a host of engaging, hands-on exhibits, from magnets and nanoparticles to driving a Mars rover to experimenting with...More

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Can't you buy a year family pass?
25 May 2017|
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Response from Timothy M | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. I would think they have a website that would tell you, or a phone number you could call
admission price
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.