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The Challenging, Educational, Ingenious Exhibits At The Ithaca Science Museum

Updated on June 25, 2016

Green Python at Ithaca Science Museum

The Stunning Emerald Green Python, with his razor sharp teeth is one of the Ithaca Science's Museum special fascinating exhibit. They can grow up to nearly 6 feet. The Green Python is native to northern Australia and New Guinea.
The Stunning Emerald Green Python, with his razor sharp teeth is one of the Ithaca Science's Museum special fascinating exhibit. They can grow up to nearly 6 feet. The Green Python is native to northern Australia and New Guinea. | Source

Drop By Drop Science Experiment

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Full Size Interactive Skeleton

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Cayman, A Member Of The Crocodile Family

The Cayman is a part of the crocodile species. His intense stare.
The Cayman is a part of the crocodile species. His intense stare. | Source

The Power Of The Mind

One of the most interesting exhibits at the museum, it takes two for the challenge of how powerful your mind is to move the ball.
One of the most interesting exhibits at the museum, it takes two for the challenge of how powerful your mind is to move the ball. | Source

Live Animal Room

Even many fear snakes, they are some of the most riveting creatures, their actions and curiosity.
Even many fear snakes, they are some of the most riveting creatures, their actions and curiosity. | Source

The Fascinating World Of Astronomy

For those who are fascinated with our planets, moons, sun, asteroids, meteoroids, and comets, venture out to uncover our solar system. Take pleasure in experiencing an impressive visit along the Sagan Planet stroll. This ¾ of a mile walk costs 1.5 billion dollars. It is a scale replica of our solar system. This model was constructed in 1997 as a lasting tribute to a citizen of Ithaca. His name was Carl Sagan, he was also a scientist in the field of astronomy. This fascinating walk starts with the Sun terminal located at the downtown Ithaca commons and finishes at the station depicting the small sized planet, Pluto which is pinpointed at the science facility. Each stop has a scale reproduction of the planet and an educational plaque. In the series of events, you may come across knowledge that Mercury is hotter than what an oven for baking pizza is.

Explore the human body, by performing a number of diverse interactions, as never before. These ingenious and interesting multitude displays encourage overall conditions of being sound in body, mind and spirit. Dare a friend to an activity of the intense Mind Ball. The rules of this particular game, is rather simple or is it, a game that involves the power of your brain, by moving the ball completely with your mind. You will also gain knowledge of how the extraordinary heart functions. Note the similarity or dissimilarity with each person’s individual response time with the challenge. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to investigate a captivating translucent full sized human body. Communicate with a life size skeleton.

The designated life animal room at the museum spotlights exclusive natural environments from around the world. The room is arranged in a particular way from amphibians, reptiles and fish. These strategic habitats center of attention is not just on the animals, but in addition, on the nature and their surroundings where they are discovered. Encounter tropical dense forest with an abundance of rainfall. Then you will observe some bizarre green tree large heavy-bodied constrictor snakes. Explore the engaging yet potential harmful, but fascinating and mesmerizing red lionfish dangling within a Carolina remains of a wrecked ship. You also have the opportunity to investigate the wild animal species, along with an alluring saltwater interactive touch tank. Within the glass tank, you can discover marine invertebrates, animals without a backbone. Some of these captivating species include sea stars, hermit crabs, channeled whelks and horseshoe crabs. Channeled whelks are large marine snails. The aquarium also presents coral reef variety normally found in back reef regions where the swells and tide is powerful.

A Unique Museum That Displays Many Unusual Interactive Exhibits

A museum, not like so many others, where you will hear the warnings and see the signs, DO NOT TOUCH. This museum is fun for the entire family of all ages and all interactive. So when you plan a visit to this exceptional museum in Ithaca, New York get prepared to be amazed. Also, for you and your children to be entertained by climbing, splashing, brainstorm, create and bounce through numerous display exhibition rooms packed with life sized body science enjoyment. No matter what your interests, topics from astronomy to zoology, discover the fascinating star system and further when you get busy exploring the mars and stars showcase.

Reach for the moon and over as you soar on a hands aviation making use of detailed image display data of the lunar exterior. Gaze upon the planetary items such as celestial bodies, stars, and the cloud of gas and dust in outer space. See the vast constellations in our starry ebony night skies. And then adventure to investigate a Martian Volcano. View a thermal portrait of yourself displayed on a 50 inch flat plasma monitor. Grasp command of an automated motor vehicle that powers across the surface of Mars where you will perform strategic scientific expeditions.

Strategic Habitats For The Animals And Their Surroundings

There is an ample selection of entertaining educational hands on exhibits throughout this remarkable museum. Another outstanding attraction is the musical stairs as you climb from the first level to the second floor. Any one that loves the distinct pleasant sounds of music will love this, as you walk the stairs and create your own personal melody by jumping on one then another.

But once you visit all the indoor activities, there is still much more to see, and when the weather is ideal. The museum’s favored outdoor science playground is open to visitors between the months of April and November, of course when the weather allows. It is uniquely designed and approachable for wheelchairs and strollers. You will hear the laughter and giggles and stomping as the guests walk and run through this multi-level playground. The playground is filled with so many different amusements. The science excitement invites you to check out sound, movement, water, the theory of nature’s properties of matter and power. You get to experience this and so much more, and additional technological awareness.

Create your own personal tunes, leap on the world’s sole Kevlar cable hanging bridge, probe the fascinating subject of geometry all while on a 14 foot high rope configuration. You will be in awe with the unique science mini golf course. Again this fun activity is constructed to accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. The course is 18 holes. But unlike any other mini golf course, since this one is invented to offer a science themed solvable problem to conquer at every hole. Attempt to break out of a black hole. Explore the power of the exertion moving towards the center at the loop to loop. Get a load of your golf ball explode shooting out of a volcano.

During your unforgettable visit to the Ithaca Science Museum, another attraction you won’t want to miss is the Cascadilla Creek as you gain knowledge about the watershed and course of actions you can perform to defend it at Science by the Stream. The remarkable reinvention facility motivates the museum’s visitors to decrease waste whenever feasible and furnishes information about community reuse, the process of converting waste to reusable items and expendable locations. The imaginative craft area stimulates children of all ages to engage in inventive methods to concoct unusual and brilliant creations all with using recycled substances. Some of these materials include plastic containers, egg containers, corks, thread, pasteboard, and flexible strands of metal.

There are also outstanding hands on fun for the younger curious minded scientists. There are over 250 fun filled entertaining displays for ages 5-11. Many irresistible topics are available for all interests, which are the planets and stars, the weather, math and captivating animals. Dive into your best-loved science activities, it is as easy as flipping the lid to over 20 recreational and interactive mind stimulating discovery cases.

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      Linda Robinson 18 months ago

      Thank you so much Larry, so happy that you think so and enjoyed it. Take care. Talk to you again. Linda

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      Larry Rankin 18 months ago from Oklahoma

      Very cool.

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      Linda Robinson 18 months ago from Cicero, New York

      Good Morning Val thank you so much and progress on your hubs too, I will update you soon. I really appreciate your tremendous comments on the hub, so happy that you enjoyed it, but yes they have a certain knack there where they make learning so much fun, and the fascinating exhibits are fun for the adults too. I has been on of my favorite places for years. Always terrific hearing from you. Take care, enjoy your day and I will talk to you again soon Val.

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      Vladimir Karas 18 months ago from Canada

      Hello Linda - As I was reading about the Ithaca Science Museum, your masterful description of every detail made me feel like I was there - and equally frustrated that I was not, LOL. You have an obvious talent to present things with all those words which make the mind create a realistic picture of them. I really enjoyed reading it, the first and the second time.

      It looks like a lot of effort was invested into that place to make it attractive to those with a broad interest in science. Thank you for sharing it, my friend, and have yourself a great Sunday evening. - Val

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      Linda Robinson 18 months ago

      Wow Australia you must love it there, definitely one of my places to visit some day. Always mine too Jodah. :)

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      John Hansen 18 months ago from Queensland Australia

      It's always a pleasure, Linda.

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      Linda Robinson 18 months ago from Cicero, New York

      Good Morning Jodah and thanks for your awesome comments. always very much appreciate them. And actually there are so many fascinating exhibits for adults too. :) Take care, enjoy the rest of your weekend. And I look forward to talking with you again soon. Linda

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      Linda Robinson 18 months ago

      Good morning Jodah. Thanks so much an excellent place for adults too and thanks always for all your terrific comments, and talk to you again soon. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Linda

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      John Hansen 18 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Linda, the Ithaca Science Museum looks like a very interesting and educational place. I am sure the kids loved it. Visiting museums was one of my favourite things to do as a child. Good hub.