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Kids Discover the Trail! provides curriculum based field trips to the eight Discovery Trail sites. This year we welcomed Lansing and Newfield to our program. Our 11th year in Ithaca, 6th year in Tburg and 2nd year in Groton finished in June 2015. We served 3,759 students in the 2014-15 school year with over 30,000 students participating since the start of the program. More

Find enchantment in a photographic look at butterflies amongst the floral backdrop of the tropics. A collection of photos by local photographer Jason Cox, the series brings the vibrancy of life housed at the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservancy here to the Finger Lakes. On display July 6 through August. And come one, come all! The 13th season of live Shakespeare in the Arboretum, presented by the Ithaca Shakespeare Company, is an event not to be missed! All performances are at 6 pm, Thursday thru Sunday. More

Get up close and personal with colorful, intricate, and ancient fossils with Ancient Microworlds, a photography exhibit shattering the barrier between science and art! Scientist Giraud Foster and artist Normal Barker worked collaboratively for twelve years, using light-scanning macrographic equipment of their own design, to capture the rich patterns and colors of fossilized organisms. On display June 19 to September 15. More

Registration is still open. Enroll now with seven camps (ages 3 to 14) and a CIT program there are many opportunities. Take a look at our camp brochure and register online today. More

This exhibition embodies the essence of a history museum's mission, and in so doing, shows the many ways there are to tell the story of our local community. On display through September 2015 at The History Center in Tompkins County. More

Encounter more than a dozen hands-on experiences when you enter the fascinating world of materials science at our Strange Matter exhibition. Stop by at 2 pm on weekdays for Weekly Wonders and participate in hands-on science activities led by our Future Science Leaders; with a new activity each week. And the Sciencenter is open 7 days a week in July and August. More

Experience the excitement of reading and discussing a common title during this year's Community Read of the Kurt Vonnegut classic, Slaughterhouse Five. TCPL celebrates the summer with exciting new exhibit Dreamtime: Surreal, Allegorical and Fantastic Art curated by Frances Fawcett and Margaret Nelson on display till September 15. More

Locally Sourced till August 16; Cast and Present: Replicating Antiquity in the Museum and the Academy from January 31 to July 19; and Leo Villareal's ongoing Cosmos. More

A selection of works by Sue deLearie Adair will be on display in the visitor center from May 1 and August 31. Adair’s artwork is inspired by her love of the natural world, and all creatures great and small. Free viewing during regular hours. More

The History Center in Tompkins County is offering a one-week archaeology program to the public at the historic Eight Square Schoolhouse, a one-room school built in 1827 and used by generations of students and teachers. Brant Venables, Binghamton University Doctoral Candidate, will lead the camp in learning archaeological field techniques and research skills to develop new and exciting perspectives on local history. Ages: 18 years old and up, camp limited to 10 participants. Fees: $150 for full week, 40% discount for returning participants, $35/day (minimum 2 days). For more information, please contact Carole West at EightSquare@TheHistoryCenter.net or 607.273.8284 x 3. Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 7 from 9 am to 4 pm. More

Here is a link to the final article in our series of ten that have been posted in Tompkins Weekly each month of the 2014-15 school year. Check out what makes KDT! so special. More

Join our reference librarians for free, drop-in tutorials on using the OverDrive Digital Download service for downloading eBooks and audiobooks to Kindles, Nooks, iPads, smartphones or other app-based devices each Wednesday from 11:00 am to Noon or Thursday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Participants will need a valid Library card and password to download items to their devices. Nook users who own laptops are also asked to bring their laptops along. More

Public tours of the Museum's permanent exhibition gallery. Mondays at 11:30am, Fridays at 11:30 am, and Saturdays at 11am. Included with Museum admission. More

Follow the Discovery Trail on Facebook at facebook.com/discoverytrail and Twitter@discoverytrail More

The second version Discovery Trail iPhone App is available on the App Store. The Discovery Trail iPhone app provides information on-the-go to keep you in touch with the Trail's events, suggested itineraries, and member information such as hours, location and contact information. Also included is a live interactive Google map of member locations. More