Eight fascinating sites located within Ithaca or an easy drive from downtown. Offering fascinating indoor and outdoor activities and entertainment, the Discovery Trailis a collaboration of eight brainy family attractions in the Ithaca area. For more information, view our online brochure.
Sciencenter The hands-on science museum for all ages with more than 250 touchable exhibits.
Museum of the Earth Explore 4 billion years of life on earth at Ithaca's Museum of the Earth, home to interactive exhibits and one of America's largest fossil collections.
Cayuga Nature Center An outdoor and indoor playground to discover the animals and plant life of the Finger Lakes region. Explore 120 acres of fields, ponds and gorges, meet 40 live animals, then climb high into the forest canopy in a six-story tree house.
Cornell Johnson Museum of Art A premier college art gallery holding more than 30,000 works in an iconic I.M. Pei-designed building. Free admission.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology If the natural world were a national park, the "Lab of O" would be its visitor center. Take an inside look at the global environment by following the life and travels of birds. Don't miss the Macaulay Sound Library, the world's largest natural sound archive. Free admission.
The History Center in Tompkins County A treasure trove of regional history with traveling exhibits, a research library and a vast photo collection with more than 100,000 images. Free admission.
The Tompkins County Public Library Weekly readings, lectures, arts presentations. Free admission.
Cornell Plantations More than 4,300 acres of landscaped gardens and natural beauty. Visit 14 specialty gardens, a 150-acre arboretum, and a vast collection of protected natural areas. Free admission.
Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Jan 10th, 2015 - May 10th, 2015 Explore an indoor tree house while you look, listen, and smell for signs of animal life at the new featured exhibition, TreeHouses, at the Sciencenter. Forest explorers of all ages will love discoveri... [read more]
Apr 16th, 2015 - Apr 19th, 2015 Hit man Marco has one night to kill a petty crook named Joey. But right as he’s about to pull to the trigger, he can’t. Turns out he’s kind of attracted to Joey. As luck would have i... [read more]
Apr 17th, 2015 - Apr 18th, 2015 Get your pajamas and sleeping bags ready, because it's sleepover time at the Museum of the Earth! Enjoy a real-life "Night at the Museum" filled with games, snacks, and Ice Age animal facts ... [read more]
Apr 18th, 2015 The Tough Turtle is a 5k obstacle course along the Cayuga Waterfront and Black Diamond Trails on the south shore of Cayuga Lake designed to push your body, challenge your wit, and deliver the mud. Cli... [read more]
Apr 24th, 2015 - May 1st, 2015 If you have a green thumb, and even if you don't, you'll definitely not want to miss our 23rd Annual Wine & Herb Festival. Build your garden full of fragrant herbs and veggies. You will receive a... [read more]
Apr 24th, 2015 - Apr 27th, 2015 Charter Day Weekend: A Festival of Ideas and Imagination is filled with more than 40 events celebrating the global contributions of Cornell alumni, faculty, staff, students and the local community. Ad... [read more]
Apr 30th, 2015 - May 3rd, 2015 Writers, readers, and book-lovers will all be busy April 30 through May 3, as the Community Arts Partnership presents the 2015 Spring Writes Literary Festival. The four day festival features more tha... [read more]
May 1st, 2015 For three decades, Jesse has been searching for new shapes, concepts, and awarenesses in science and taking them into the world of art. For additional information about this exhibit and all of our ex... [read more]
May 9th, 2015 Comet Skateboards would like to invite the entire community to the 4th annual Ithaca Skate Jam on Saturday May 9, 2015. The past three years we've taken over an iconic hill in Ithaca and turned it int... [read more]