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!

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

The Story Garden is open every day 8AM – Dusk, but closed to the public on Wednesdays.

Upcoming Events

Toddler Time at The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier

Toddler Time

Mondays at 11:30AM

Schaefer's Gardens Hanging Baskets

Mother's Day Flower Sale

Orders due April 23

Blossom Art Contest

Blossom Redesign Contest

Entries due April 23

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!

Redesign and Repaint Blossom the Bull!

We are looking for artists to give our bovine friend, Blossom, a much needed facelift! This is a $1,000 paid opportunity. Paint provided. Entries are due by April 23, 2021.

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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