Nucor Innovation Station

What were phones, radios, or televisions like when you were growing up? What are they like now? The Nucor Innovation Station is an exhibit featuring innovations, industries, and inventions unique to the Syracuse area, giving you and your family an opportunity to talk about technology and change together! From the famous salt yards and CNY Drone Corridor to the Brannock device and Franklin automobile, explore the technological history of our region as well as the developments of the future.

Check back often – new displays and demonstrations are added regularly to highlight the ongoing advancements happening in our area!

Recent Exhibits:

Onondaga County Water Environment Protection (OCDWEP)—February–May 2024
Every day millions of gallons of wastewater are generated but what happens after we flush? Flip, skip, and discover the extraordinary journey wastewater takes through our local sewer system. Experience 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐈𝐭! 𝐌𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐈𝐭! 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐈𝐭!, the story of how used water transforms into new water, thanks to the efforts of wastewater treatment professionals and environmental stewards at the Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection (WEP).

OCWA (Onondaga County Water Authority)—OCWA’s educational exhibit, called How Your Water Works, featured a water pipe display, historical timeline, photo cutout banner, fun facts about OCWA, and an interactive water table for children.

Byrne Dairy—Highlighted the past and present science and technology innovations of Byrne Dairy as they celebrated 90 years. Visitors learned more about this Central New York staple and met Byrnsie the mascot!