Family Science Adventures
Experience science programs, hands-on exhibitions and inspiring shows! See below for all the exciting details. Don't forget to grab breakfast and lunch at our Mario's Cafe!
Da Vinci - The Genius exhibition
Become immersed in da Vinci’s timeless brilliance through full-scale interpretations of the mastermind’s inventions and unparalleled studies of his iconic art. An in-depth analysis of the famous “Mona Lisa” and more. Click here for details.
Da Vinci Demos and Activities
Through the Spring
Uncover the science behind da Vinci's artistry and ingenuity.
Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29: 12-4pm
Learn about how polarized light is used in sunglasses, computers and electronic display, while students explain polarized light effects and show demos about how polarized light works.
Click here for upcoming events!
Volcano Mine Ride
Travel through an incredible ore mine through tunnels of hot gasses and molten rock!
Live Science Performances
Auditorium Shows, Science Encounters and Electricity Theater
Exciting science demonstrations, live animals, musical lightning shows and so much more! Click here for schedules and more information.
At the Strasenburgh Planetarium
Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia Huge thundering beasts tower over you in our newest giant-screen film.
Wonders of Orion tours brilliant celestial objects.
Saturday Night Skies, Led Zeppelin Laser and Dave Matthews Laser bring unique evening entertainment.
My Planets and Sun, Moon and Stars welcome young explorers to the Star Theater.
Click here for information and showtimes for all Strasenburgh Planetarium shows.
At the Cumming Nature Center
Saturday and Sunday,
March 28 & 29
A springtime tradition for many Western New York families, Maple Sugaring explores the science and lore of maple syrup production with volunteer guides along the Pioneer Trail. Delicious pancake breakfast!
From Beasts to Botanicals: Natural Science Illustration exhibit
March 1–May 3
Featuring twenty-six illustrations from members of the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.
Click here for details and upcoming events at the CNC.