The Sciencenter in Ithaca is excited to announce its newest exhibit, Little Sprouts Farmers’ Market. This exhibit, located on their Curiosity Corner playground, allows kids to plant and harvest toy vegetables in a garden bed and take them to the market to sell. They can use the cash register to sell their vegetables, weigh them with a scale, and transport them with toy wheelbarrows. This fun exhibit features artwork by local artist Audra Lisner. The new exhibit is already open to the public and has been a hit with children and adults alike! The new Farmers’ Market exhibit was made possible in part with a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program.
This exhibition is one of several exciting changes happening at the Sciencenter this summer. Currently, local muralist Molly Reagan is working on a mural in the Sciencenter lobby area that will showcase an upcoming exhibit. There is also a new bubble exhibit out on the Science Playground. In addition, the Sciencenter Exhibits Team is working on upgrades to their popular Watergates exhibit. They also have animals on the move at the museum. A group of popular Sciencenter animals are moving to a space upstairs that will feature interactive animal experiences led by staff and volunteers.
Stop by the Sciencenter this summer to explore the museum and see all the fun changes happening!
About the Sciencenter
The Sciencenter inspires excitement for science through interactive exhibits and programs that cultivate a broad community of curious, confident, critical thinkers. The museum offers guests of all ages exhibits, educational programs, a gift shop, two seasonal outdoor science parks, and seasonal mini-golf (now open). The museum is currently open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday from 10 am – 8 pm, and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. General admission is $8 (ages 2 – 64), $7 for seniors (65+), and free to members and toddlers under 2. For membership information and information regarding current programs and activities, please visit sciencenter.org. The Sciencenter is a proud member of the Discovery Trail in Ithaca.