In this NYS Licensed program, we offer three classrooms for 3 – 4 year olds.


Rent out the entire Museum, Story Garden, or just the picnic area to celebrate that special milestone!

Come Visit The Discovery Center!

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The Discovery Center is now open six days a week!

Admission: Non-members: $9  Members: Free

Hours: Monday – Friday 10AM – 3PM, Saturday 10AM – 5PM, 1st & 3rd Fridays of the month: 4PM – 7PM

Beginning November 1, the Museum will be open Sundays 1:30PM – 5PM. 

The Museum will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2021.

The Story Garden is open every day from dawn to dusk.

Mask Policy

The Discovery Center’s policies on mask wearing and social distancing remain in effect due to the concerns for the safety of our littlest visitors who are not yet eligible for the vaccine. All visitors ages 2 and up are required to wear a mask.

We are committed to the children of our community and will do whatever we can to keep them safe.

Upcoming Events

Toddler Time at The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier

Toddler Time

Mondays 11-11:30AM

Haunted Hallows at The Discovery Center

Haunted Hallows

October 1 - 31

Trick or Trivia 2021

Trick or Trivia

6PM - 9PM on October 22

Halloweekend at Ross Park


October 30 & 31

Bookends Project

First Friday Art Exhibit

5-7PM on November 5

Veterans' Day

Veterans' Day

11AM - 1PM on November 11

Gingerbread House Decorating

Annual Gingerbread Display

Submissions due November 29

New Year's Eve Extravaganza

NYE Extravaganza for Kids

10AM - 2PM on December 31

Latest News

Happy Families Come to Play, Learn, and Explore at The Discovery Center!

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. Offering a safe, engaging and happy atmosphere, The Discovery Center fosters play, sparks creative thinking, and builds self-esteem. Children explore, grow, and have fun in our Summer Camps, Preschool, Universal Pre-Kindergarden (UPK), Afterschool, and Extended Play Programs!

Executive Director's
Learning Corner

Each month, Dr. Brenda Myers shares ideas and tips caregivers that align with The Discovery Center's mission to ensure all children have rich opportunities to learn through play.

The Discovery Center Read-A-Thon

Stay tuned for details about our next Read-A-Thon! In the meantime, please enjoy the stories from previous years! 

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Make Memories at The Southern Tier's Only Hands-on Children's Museum!

With over 40 interactive exhibits, our remarkable space was created for, with, and by children. We understand that play is an essential part of learning and exploration of the world leads children to self-discovery.

Children are free to touch, to laugh, to manipulate and to encounter in a happy and safe environment.

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