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There's always something new and exciting to experience at The Discovery Center! Bring the family by on any day that Binghamton City School District has a scheduled day off for fun, hands-on learning and play sure to bring smiles all around. And don't forget about our daily Tot Time activities, specially designed for our littlest friends.

It's Tot Time at the Discovery Center
There's fun and learning scheduled every day of the week just for our littlest friends! Watch your youngsters thrive as specially designed programming ignites imagination and fosters learning in a safe, friendly environment. Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy in the Somersaults Cafe; for a day of great fun! For more information about Tot Time programs or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, contact edu@thediscoverycenter.org. Tot Time programs will be cancelled on days when Binghamton City School District is not in session.

 
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TOT TIME

The Discovery Center is pleased to introduce our new Early Childhood Educator, Christina, to our DC team!  Meet Christina at 11am every Monday through Thursday for educational and entertaining classes for children ages birth-5 years of age –FREE with your admission.  Daily programs will bring BIG fun to our smallest visitors!

Funday Mondays Toddler Day!
Only children birth-5 years of age are admitted to enjoy their own special day at the museum.   Make friends and play without the big kids around. Join us at 11am for Messy Masterpieces - sensory-based art activities that explore color, texture and creative expression. Dress for a mess and let us do the clean up!  (on school holidays the museum is open to all from 10-4)

A Tale of Tails Tuesdays! 
Stories and guest animals will have tails a-wagging!

Little Hand Science Wednesdays! 
Hands-on activities and exciting science demonstrations designed to challenge young minds, stimulate their senses and make learning fun! Monthly Thematic Science Units:  March - Egg-Science, April - Frog Physics, May -  Bugmania.

Coloring Outside The Lines Thursdays!
Process based arts activities that help develop small motor skills and BIG size fun!

By Design Fridays!
Ask us about our 45 minute by design group program offerings for toddlers and preschoolers!  Pre-registration only – call Christina at 607-773-8661 x 205.



EXPLORE and MORE

There’s something special going on every weekend at The DC!  Stop by this spring and visit the Explore & More Station for crafts, science experiments and all sorts of fun.  Saturdays from 11am to 1pm, and Sundays from 1-3pm.

March 7 & 8 - Boogie Woogie with Piet Mondrian color and line. Learn about the famous Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian. Learn how music influenced Mondrian’s artwork and create your own artwork using geometric shapes and primary colors.
March 14 & 15 - Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It is fun to have fun. But, you have to know how." Join us as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 111th birthday by creating your very own Cat in Hat birthday hat and learn the history behind why we wear party hats.
March 21 & 22 -Splash into fun as we celebrate World Water Day! Explore how water moves and follow our rivers to the ocean.
March 28 & 29 - Have you ever wondered what a raw egg looks like without its shell? Can you make an eggshell disappear without cracking it? Learn how and see what our scientists are doing in the lab. Strange and interesting things can been done with an egg.
April 4 - “Knock, knock?” “Who’s there?” These are the phrases of some of the most famous jokes. Come get a good laugh as we celebrate World Humor Day. Share your favorite jokes and learn how to write your own joke book!
April 11 & 12 - If you’re looking for  something a little bit sweet, come in on National Licorice Day and awaken your taste buds to a sampling a variety of delicious licorice treats.
April 18 & 19 - It’s time to learn all about our feather friends and their habitats. Make a treat to place outside for your feathery friends.
April 15 & 26 - Trash, Trash, Trash! Come and learn how trash can be turned into treasure and how recycling is good for the environment as we Celebrate Earth Day!
May 2 & 3 - Honk! Honk! Do you love trucks?  Come and explore the world of trucks and the simple machines inside them and make your very own moveable truck.
May 9
- Pamper your Mom on Mother’s Day by coming to our Explore and More station and making your very own hand scrub to give her.
May 16 & 17 - Taylor Swift says it’s time to “Shake- It-Up” and discover the magical world of music as you take ordinary items and create your very own instruments.
May 23 & 24 - “All of the flowers of tomorrow are the seeds of today .” Learn the life cycle of a plant from seed to flowers and plant your own seeds to take home.

 
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