Preschooler in Weis Market exhibit

Our Mission

The mission of The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier is to develop the intellectual, physical and emotional well-being of the children of the Southern Tier through participatory exhibits, programs and play. These exhibits engage the senses, challenge the mind and offer a diverse framework for discovery in the arts, sciences and humanities.

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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Young boy in Story Garden with green and black dot texture
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.

Toddler Time

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Toddler Time is back on Mondays from 11AM - 12PM! Each week, meet special guests from the community and let your toddler enjoy age appropriate crafts, games and activities with [...]

Preschool Open House

March 2 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Families interested in becoming part of our preschool or pre-k program are invited to join us on Monday, March 2nd from 5:30-6:30PM, to learn more about our preschool programs for [...]

It’s our 36th Birthday and Beethoven’s 250th so we’re celebrating on March 21, 2020 from 11AM - 2PM. As part of the Binghamton Philharmonic’s Beethoven Project, you can make your [...]

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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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