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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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Parlor City Boys choir
Angie Travers
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(607) 773-8661, or email
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Funday Mondays Toddler Day!
Big fun awaits our littlest playmates on Mondays as children birth through preschool age are given their own special time to explore the museum, enjoy special activities and make new friends without the big kids around. Join us for Messy Masterpiece program at 11:00am and let us do the clean up as we explore sensory art activities. On Mondays during Binghamton City School District days off from school, the museum will be open to all ages. Check our Special Events programming for dates and program themes.

Reading Avengers Tuesdays! 11am 
Imaginations will soar as we put on our Reading Avengers capes and enter the magical world of books every Tuesday at 11:00am.

Little Hand Science Wednesdays! 1pm 
Pop, Fizz, whoosh! Explore science through play on Wednesdays and try your hand at science experiments that will amaze and entertain through learning fun! 1:00pm

Messy Masterpiece Thursdays! 11am 
Put your imagination to work as we explore the fine arts through ARTsploration! 11:00am


Visit our Explore & More Station each weekend for special crafts, science experiments and hands on fun on Saturdays from 11am-1pm and on Sundays from 1-3pm.

Dec. 6 & 7 - Tis the season for giving! Join us as we read The Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen and make your own paper mittens. Help us start our Mitten Tree by donating a pair of childrens mittens today and through the entire month of December so warm hands lead to warm hearts! Dec. 13 & 14 - Santa needs your help designing a new toy for his workshop. Become Santas helper using your imagination and simple machines to design your very own toy. Dec. 20 & 21 -Enjoy a Hanukah Celebration by creating your very own Hanukkah Chain! Dec. 27 & 28 - Its Cold Outside! Treat yourself to a cup of hot cocoa as we experiment with different ways to warm liquids. Jan. 3 & 4 - Try an ice melting experiment and build an ice cube or snow sculpture then join us for some frozen treats! Jan. 10 & 11 - Learn what its like to be a weather scientist; learn about meteorology and make your own weather tool to take home. Jan. 17 & 18 - What makes a snowflake unique? Have fun with snow science and learn about snowflakes by taking a closer look at the science behind them. Jan. 24 & 25 - Have you seen animal tracks in your yard this winter? Discover who is making those animal tracks and play a matching game to identify tracks and learn about the animals living next to you. Jan. 31 & Feb. 1 - Will there be six more weeks of winter? Make your own prediction for this year as you explore the legend of Groundhog Day and make a groundhog craft. Feb. 7 & 8 - Its American Heart Month! How can we keep our hearts healthy? Learn about how our hearts work and taste the delicious ways we can keep our hearts healthy. Feb. 14 & 15 - Celebrate Valentines Day with us at The DC! Make a Valentine and participate in heart felt activities. Feb. 21 & 22 - Its the Year of the Sheep! Learn about the Chinese New Year customs and traditions through crafts and games. Feb. 28 & March 1 - March is National Youth Art Month! Discover the different ways you can create art, from finger-painting to making a clay sculpture.

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