March 2014



We're preparing to take you on a journey!  Our 60th Anniversary excitement continues in March with our upcoming natural history exhibition, "Journey From Our Prehistoric Past."  Roberson is privileged to feature collections from our friends at the New York State Museum and the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca within the exhibition.  We will be hosting a Members' Opening Reception Friday, March 28.   The exhibition will be open to the public the following day.  Check out the article below for more on the "Journey From Our Prehistoric Past" experience.    


Explore this edition of Confluence for the latest on other upcoming events and programs including our 14th Annual Wine and Food Fest.  We look forward to seeing you often in 2014, and thank you again for supporting Roberson for 60 Years! 

What's Happening at Roberson...
New Exhibition: Journey From Our Prehistoric Past
Tickets Available Now: 14th Annual Wine and Food Fest
Registration Open for Spring Break Adventure Week
Support Roberson's 60th Anniversary
Rentals at Roberson: Celebrate your Special Event with us!
Roberson's Museum Shop
Member's Opening Reception:
"Journey From Our Prehistoric Past"
We are proud to invite Roberson Members to a special opening reception on Friday, March 28 from 6-8pm. 


 Long before New York became home to deer and fox, bluebird and heron, it was the site of monumental geologic and environmental change.  Change, from the beginning of new life-forms to the formation of vertebrates and later mammals, is the focus of Roberson Museum and Science Center's upcoming exhibition: 

"Journey From Our Prehistoric Past." 

In collaboration with The New York State Museum and the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, "Journey From Our Prehistoric Past" features representations and materials of the world's oldest forest fossilized forest, life forms from when parts of what is now New York were undersea, our region's only dinosaur and ice age mammals.


Among the unique natural history items Roberson will display are the skull and tusks of The Randolph Mammoth.  Discovered 80 years ago, The Randolph Mammoth is one of the most complete mammoth specimens ever found in New York State. 


CLICK HERE for more information on the upcoming exhibition, "Journey From Our Prehistoric Past." 

Get Your Tickets:
14th Annual Wine and Food Fest

We are pleased to announce that tickets for our 14th Annual Wine and Food Fest are available now! Tickets are $40 for Roberson Members, $45 for non-members. 

Join Roberson as we celebrate a true rite of spring on Thursday, April 24 from 5:30-8:30pm.  Roberson's Wine and Food Fest event is widely touted as the premiere wine and food tasting in the Southern Tier.  Over 700 guests enjoy tastings from over 30 local restaurants, caterers and bakeries plus samples from over 30 NYS wineries.  The event also features raffles.  

The event has sold out each of the last three years so be sure to secure your tickets early. 
Spring Break Adventure Week
 Roberson is hosting Adventure Week during spring break! 
You can choose to sign your child up for one day or all five. Camps are developed for students in grades 3 through 7, and run 9 am to 3 pm each day.
CLICK HERE for more on camp descriptions and to register today! 

Please note that camps require a minimum number of participants, and are subject to change. All materials included. Tuition is non-refundable. Price per day is $36 for members; $45 for non-members. 
Monday, April 14 
Spring Into Science 
Tuesday April 15 
Wednesday April 16 
Nature Wonders 
Thursday April 17 
Curious Mars 
Friday, April 18
Trash to Treasure 
New Program: Link'd In

 Link'd In
Workshops for individuals with developmental disabilities and their sibling

This inventive new program partners Roberson Museum and Science Center with the Magic Paintbrush Project.  The program provides a unique sibling workshop which actively engages creative problem solving, communication, and working with peers.   

The next monthly meeting is March 15, 2014 at Roberson.  The monthly meetings will culminate with a week-long camp in August of 2014.  This group will focus on self advocacy, communication, relationship building, and working within a community context. There is no cost for these sessions.  

If you have questions or would like to register, please contact Maureen at The Magic Paintbrush Project at (607) 729-5059 or
Member Savings: Rewards Spotlight 
Roberson Museum and Science Center Members are automatically part of our Roberson Rewards Membership Program.  It provides great incentives including discounts at over 30 local businesses.  

Each month we spotlight one of the participating local businesses offering discounts to Roberson Members.  
This month we feature

60 Morgan Road, Binghamton
Roberson Members Receive a discounted $2 admission to the Discovery Center.   
Quick Reference Guide: Upcoming Events

March First Friday

Friday, March 7, 5:00-9:00pm

 Enjoy $4 First Friday at Roberson from 5-9pm.  We'll have a Fiddlin's Fun Jam Session starting at 6pm.  $4 covers general museum admission and a Digital Planetarium show.  

Admission for Roberson Members remains free. 


Advanced Screening of "The 100"

Thursday, March 13

Roberson is partnering with Binghamton's CW Network for an advanced screening of the new series "The 100."  The show premieres March 19 on the CW, but you can see it first at Roberson.  Screenings will be March 13 at 6pm and 7:30pm in our Digital Planetarium. Passes must be picked up in advance.  

CLICK HERE for more info. 


Nanodays Event

Saturday, April 5, 11am - 4pm

Roberson will be joined by the Binghamton University Chemistry Department for a variety of hands-on activities in the Visitor Center. 


Adventure Week Camps

Spring Break 2014: April 14-18

Roberson will host different themed camps each day during spring break for kids in grades 3 through 7.

CLICK HERE to sign up. 



14th Annual Wine and Food Fest

Thursday, April 24, 5:30-8:30pm

Don't miss a true rite of spring as Roberson welcomes over 30 local restaurants and over 30 NYS Wineries for one incredible night.    CLICK HERE to get your tickets now.  This event has sold out each of the last three years so be sure to get your tickets early.


Support Roberson: Annual Fund Drive


Save the Date:  RiverFest at Roberson
We are making some changes to our annual arts and crafts festival.  We are saying goodbye to chilly end-of-September weather to give summer a proper send off.  To celebrate the change, we made a new name for this expanded event:  
RiverFest will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24 on the grounds at Roberson, at the scenic confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers in Binghamton.
We will have a wider variety of wonderful artists and craft vendors plus an added classic car show.  As always we'll have great food, entertainment, kids activities and plenty of fun.

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 Museum Gift Shop


If you want a memorable shopping experience that provides special finds and an educational appeal, make the Museum Shop at Roberson Museum and Science Center a destination.  


Roberson's Museum Shop has gifts for everyone.

Roberson's Museum shop offers one-of-a-kind items.  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.


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 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' or 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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