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Childcare Available May 18


On Monday, May 18, we reopened our preschool and school age childcare programs!

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The Discovery Center Gift Certificates


While the Museum is closed, please consider purchasing a Discovery Center Gift Certificate or making a donation to show your support. We are all in this together.

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COVID-19 Closes Museum


Due to COVID-19, The Discovery Center is closed until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they arise.  Please know that the well-being of our visitors, staff, volunteers, and our community is our top priority.

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Preschooler in Weis Market exhibit

Our Mission

The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier is committed to creating an environment that fosters the intellectual, physical and emotional well-being of children through education, participatory exhibits and programs.

Welcome to The Discovery Center!

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About Us

Play and learning flow together here in unique hands-on settings that are designed with imagination, research and attention to the needs and spirit of today’s learners. Ours is a unique space which is designed carefully to reflect our concern that a balance of art, history, science and the humanities connect to provide the rudiments of a well-rounded individual. Our exhibits, our themes and our ambiance are community specific, yet we leave a wide margin for global discovery.

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Exhibits at The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier
Story Garden
Young girl in Weis Market exhibit pushing shopping cart
Weis Market
Cockpit and flight exhibit
Take Flight
Bee hive learning exhibit and children interacting
What’s the Buzz

The mission of our programming is to offer children and their families quality, hands-on interactive experiences. The Discovery Center is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents.

An Evening of Wine and Roses

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You are cordially invited to attend An Evening of Wine and Roses on Thursday evening, August 6 from 6PM - 8PM. The Discovery Center will be your host for a [...]

Trick or Trivia Fundraiser

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come have some fun on the first Friday in October at a Team Trivia Fundraiser for The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier hosted by AP Entertainment! Teams of 10. [...]

Support The Discovery Center

By supporting The Discovery Center you help provide the critical funding necessary for programs, new exhibits, multicultural celebrations and staff training.

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