PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

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

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

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The Discovery Center is currently open four days a week. Advance online reservations are required for everyone, including members. 

Admission: Non-members: $8  Members: Free

Hours: Friday 11AM – 2PM | Saturday 10AM – 1PM | Sunday 2PM – 5PM | Monday 11AM – 2PM

1st & 3rd Fridays of the month: 4PM – 7PM

Beginning on July 1, 2021, The Discovery Center will be open Monday – Friday from 10AM – 3PM and Saturday 10AM – 5PM.

CLOSED Independence Day (7/4)

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

The Story Garden will be closed to the public 6-7PM on June 17 as we celebrate The Discovery Center UPK graduates.

Mask Policy Update

The state has issued new guidelines concerning masks and social distancing.

At this time, The Discovery Center’s policies on mask wearing and social distancing will not change due to the concerns for the safety of our littlest visitors who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.

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 at 11:30AM

Ann Marie Pellegrino Artist

First Friday Art Exhibit

5PM - 7PM on July 2

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!

The Museum is Back Open for School Group Visits!

Now thru the end of June, school groups of 15 children or more are invited to schedule a trip to The Discovery Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays for a 2 hour visit between the hours of 10AM and 2PM!

The Discovery Center Read-A-Thon

We had so much fun planning our first ever Read-A-Thon in July of 2020. 

Watch for 2021 Read-A-Thon Information Coming Soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the stories from 2020! 

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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