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Building Sustainable Museums Website Launched

Building Sustainable Museums is a website dedicated to providing information surrounding the affiliation talks between The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier and the Roberson Museum and Science Center. The two organizations created this site as a way for community...

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A Curious Fish

Roberson has come across a curious fish within its collection. Curious because the material from which it's sculpted is unknown. We do know it was carved of bone by a Union prisoner of the infamous Libby Prison camp in Virginia during the Civil War. Its carver was...

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Cat Lovers Will Purr Over These New Paintings at Roberson

Cats have been a constant throughout history. Not just at mouse catchers, but as cultural icons. Today, we enjoy their curious antics in videos and memes--they are beloved by people everywhere. But this hasn't always been the case.  The cat's image has gone through...

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HFH Week 8: The Final Weekend

The New Year is here and Home for the Holidays is celebrating its last week before this spectacular display, which spans the Museum and Mansion is taken down. There are Mansion Tours and craft activities for the entire family to enjoy, plus some exciting new programs,...

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Week 7: Winter Break Wonders

Week 7 of Home for the Holidays offers some winter break wonders from extended planetarium shows to Roberson's All About Art Camp for grades 2 - 6. How will you be spending your winter break?   Roberson will be closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s...

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Week 6: A Winter Wonderland

Week 6 of Home for the Holidays offers visitors a wonderland of activities and entertainment for the entire family to enjoy. These spectacular displays would not be without the help of a number of volunteers and dedicated community organizations. Roberson will be...

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Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.