Ithaca - Sciencenter

601 First Street


To inspire excitement for science through interactive exhibits and programs that engage, educate, and empower.


Every young person is empowered to use science in shaping a better future.


As we serve our communities, the following will be critical to our success:

Visitors: Provide opportunities for open-ended discovery and play in a clean, safe, and accessible setting.

Innovation: Strive for new ideas, continuous improvement, and leadership in all that we do.

Sustainability: Encourage the long-term stewardship of our environment, society, and economy through education and our actions.

Community: Help our local community and the museum field by giving back in mutually beneficial ways.

Excellence: Insist on high quality, scientific accuracy, efficiency, and integrity in all our activities.

Staff: Nurture an environment that values staff and volunteers for their talents and contributions, while providing regular opportunities for professional growth.



Thursday, March 22, 2018
A wonderful place that we brought my 2 yr old to. We spent about 3 hours there and had a fun time. I suggest bringing extra clothes though because they have 2 water stations that kid naturally gravitate to so it's hard to keep them dry. Overall, it's a great place and we will be going back!

Jim Bonacci

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
We love the Sciencenter. Been there a few times as a family. My daughter is 2 and my son is 8 and there is plenty of stuff there for both of them. Lots of hands-on and such a diverse array the different subsets of science. There's plenty for everyone. If you have children, this place is a must and I guarantee you that you, as an adult, can learn plenty too.

Allegra Lambert

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
We just love coming to the Sciencenter! It is a great place to take a kid of any age. There's plenty to see and do. I love the small animal encounters, toddler play area and the special exhibits. My sister n always has a great time when he visits. Great for any season as well!

Barbara Bonner

Sunday, April 8, 2018
My husband and our 16 month old had a blast. We were there for about 3 hours and probably could have stayed longer. It's fun for the entire family.

Maya Linderberry

Saturday, April 14, 2018
They are great. Especially for low income family's to be able to have fun. If you get Snap bring your card (with your picture) and you and your family can get in for $1.