Regional Opening Reception
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July 2013 



With summer in full swing we want to make sure you're aware of all the ways you can enjoy Roberson.    


Whether you're looking for fun for the kids, a theatrical experience or just a way to beat the heat, we encourage you to make a trip to Roberson part of your summer plans. 

This month features a new exhibition opening, stage performances and a variety of summer camps.  Explore this edition of Confluence for more details on these programs and events, and then be sure to plan your visits! We look forward to seeing you soon.  
What's Happening at Roberson...
New Exhibition: 2013 Roberson Regional Art Exhibition
Take Our Survey!
Spots Still Available in 2013 Summer Camps
Roberson Rewards: Membership Program
Now on View: New Exhibition Featuring Legacy of Link
Rentals at Roberson: Celebrate your Special Event with us!
2013 Roberson Regional Art Exhibition
Regional Opening Reception

Roberson Museum and Science Center will present a tremendous showcase of regional artists with the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony for our 2013 Roberson Regional Art Exhibition Sunday, July 14 from 3-5pm.  The announcement of awards will take place at 4pm.


Over 70 pieces will be featured in the exhibition, representing approximately 50 regional artists.  Exhibition categories include ceramic, photography, painting, sculpture and more. 


Artists within 150 miles of Binghamton are represented in the Regional Art Exhibition - a show that was juried by John Brunelli, Director of Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts in Binghamton.  First, second and third place awards have been selected from the works and will receive plaque and cash awards.


General admission for the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony for the 2013 Roberson Regional Art Exhibition is discounted to $5. Admission is free for Roberson members.


Works in the Regional Art Exhibition will be on display at Roberson through October 27. 


Your Input Needed: Take our Survey! 

We need your input as we plan some "SciGirls" Programming! Roberson Museum and Science Center is partnering with local community organizations to offer Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) based programming. 


Here's where you come in: We're asking you to answer some survey questions to help us create STEAM programming that would fulfill your needs. Simply click the link below to take the short survey.



Sign Ups Still Available for Remaining 2013 Summer Camps
2013 Summer Camps
We're thrilled to announce the following list of remaining summer camps being offered during summer 2013 at Roberson Museum and Science Center.  Registration is required for camp participation. 
Please visit or call (607) 772-0660 to register.  Please note that camps require a minimum number of participants, and are subject to change. Tuition is non-refundable.  
All materials included.  Tuition is $172 for members, $215 for non-members.  
All Camps run daily from 9:00am-3:00pm.

Indiana Jones 

Monday through Friday, July 8-12 Grades 3 - 7


Crime Scene Investigations 

Monday through Friday, July 15-19 Grades 4 - 8


Prehistoric Adventures 

Monday through Friday, July 22-26 Grades 2 - 5


Science Fiction Film 

Monday through Friday, July 29-August 2  Grades 4 - 8


Make it Work

Monday through Friday, August 5-9m Grades 4 - 8


Sticky, Icky and Weird Science 

Monday through Friday, August 12-16  Grades 2-5


Drawing and Animation 

Monday through Friday, August 19-23 Grades 5 and up


Who's up for the Challenge? 

Monday through Friday, August 26-30  Grades 3 - 7


For more camp descriptions and to register visit
Roberson on Pinterest
Roberson Pinterest
Make sure to find Roberson on Pinterest.  
We're featuring exhibition components, special events, gift shop items, fun pictures from around our property and much more.  

CLICK HERE to check out our page. 

Roberson Rewards:

Connecting You to our Community 


Each month we highlight one of the local businesses offering discounts to Roberson Members as a Rewards participant.  This month we spotlight... 



Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park


Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park

Reward for Roberson Members:


Discounted admission of $2.    


If you're not already a member, JOIN TODAY to take advantage of an even more REWARDING membership!




Quick Reference Guide: Upcoming Events
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony

2013 Regional Art Exhibition

Sunday, July 14: 3-5pm

A tremendous showcase of regional artists with over 70 pieces on display.  Announcement of awards at 4pm.  Free admission for members.  General admission is a reduced $5 for opening.  


SRO Presents "Broadway in the Ballroom"

Saturday, July 27

SRO Continues its series of the best of Broadway year by year.


On Stage: "War: What's it For?"

August 2, 3 and 4

  Featuring the Trav'lin This Road Singers! 
By breaking with theatrical rules "War: What's it For?" pushes limits while weaving characters together with explosive twists and turns covering three periods of war in American history.  
CLICK HERE for more info and tickets.

Two Rivers Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22

The annual two-day festival returns with various artists, entertainment and food.  10-5 Sat, 10-4 Sun.


RoberCon:  SciFi Convention

Sunday, September 29: 9am-4pm

We're hosting Binghamton's first ever SciFi convention.   We're working on vendors, fan groups and gaming opportunities to make this a fun pop-culture event.  Perfect for all ages, interests and imaginations.  

New Exhibition:  The Legacy of Link
Link on View
Link Organ
Roberson proudly presents a new exhibition featuring Edwin A. Link.  "Vision and Innovation: The Legacy of Edwin A. Link" includes examples of his amazing advancements as a pioneer in aviation, underwater archaeology and submersibles. The exhibit includes the amazing Link Organ, a Link Trainer and artifacts from an archaeology excursion in Port Royal, Jamaica.
CLICK HERE for more photos of the exhibition. 


Roberson's Museum Gift Shop

 Roberson's Museum Shop has gifts for everyone.

Explore our unique variety of jewelry, books, toys, ornaments, decorative cards and artwork from local artists.  The shop also features pottery, clothing, canvas bags and more.


Take advantage of high quality items at low gift shop prices.

Whether shopping for yourself or someone else, new items are added daily to Roberson's gift shop, making for a great gift-buying experience.


Give the Gift of Roberson.

Gift Certificates and Roberson Rewards Memberships are available in the Museum Gift Shop. 

CLICK HERE for more information on Roberson's Museum Gift Shop


Roberson's Digital Planetarium

Digital Planetarium

 No matter the weather or time of year, there's always an incredible view of the stars and planets from inside our new Digital Planetarium. 


From astronomy topics to monsters of the deep sea and rockin' laser shows, the new digital software provides fun, reliable and flexible educational programs for school audiences, afterschool programs, summer camps and significantly enhances the visitor experience.


Planning a birthday or fun celebration?  Roberson's Digital Planetarium is available to rent for parties!  Contact Colleen at 772-0660 ext. 211 for more information. 

Planning a Memorable Occasion?

Roberson offers ample space and a great environment in both the mansion and museum, including our beautiful newly restored mansion ballroom.   

stewart wedding

  Rentals available for any occasion.  Whether it's birthday parties, bridal showers, receptions, social gatherings or corporate events Roberson provides a unique setting to make your event a memorable one!



For more information on rentals at Roberson click here or call our event coordinator at 607-772-0660 ext. 211

Roberson's Wish List

 If you, your business or someone you know has items you no longer use or would like to donate, please consider a donation to Roberson.



What we could use...





If you're interested in volunteering at Roberson, we want to hear from you.  Volunteer opportunities available for special events and in various museum departments.

Email if you're interested.


Facilities Wish List

Vacuum Cleaners
Pick-up Truck
 Working vehicles
 (any condition as long as it runs)

Education Department Wish List
School supplies
Craft materials
Film Canisters
Plastic Easter Eggs
Plastic Baggies

Event/Rentals Wish List
7' of 8' Artificial Trees
White Lights
Knives, serving utensils

All donations to Roberson Museum and Science Center are tax deductible. 


Broome County Arts Council
Klee Foundation
Funding for Roberson Museum and Science Center is provided in part by general operating support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; The Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts.
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