Sciencenter, Ithaca

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#4 of 6 in Childrens Museums in Finger Lakes
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  • Great staff ... lots of fun experiments and exhibits for kids of all ages, adults too. Definitely a place we'll visit again.  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 science...  more »
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  • Great place to spend a morning or afternoon with kids. Good variety of activities for different ages, but would say the sweet spot is 5-8. You can get a membership surprisingly cheaply which paid for itself after a few visits and gets you into hundreds of other children's museums throughout the country.
  • Its a great place with both indoor and outdoor games and learning. Having said that there is a lot of scope to enhance the experience further. The place has grown onto our kido and has been his favorite place. A nice place for toddlers and kids of all ages!
  • The Ithaca Science Center is a community treasure. Hands on is the focus of learning and exploring all things science. There are large areas for infants through the early years. Older children have special areas too. People of all ages can learn more science at this center. There are lots of volunteers to help with everything. The outside is a great as the inside.
  • Great place for young kids. We have a membership and they change up the activities so they experience something new every time we go. They are very strict on the no food or drink rule so moms leave your coffee in the minivan.
  • It's science! Great place for family fun. Kids over 10 likely won't be too into it. I took my nieces here over the summer when they came to visit. Age 4 and 9. The oldest enjoyed it, but it was the group participation/discussion, and doing things together that made it enjoyable for her.

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