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 Now 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

The Story Garden is open every day 8AM – 6PM, 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

Latest News

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

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 Discovery Center Read-A-Thon

The Discovery Center hosted its first ever virtual Read-A-Thon on World Listening Day, Saturday, July 18. It was a tremendous success, raising over $22,000 to support the immediate needs of the Museum.

As you may know, The Discovery Center has been significantly impacted by COVID-19 with the closure of the Museum and reductions in revenue from our childcare programs. Many of our longstanding summer fundraisers also could not run – so we had to get a bit creative this year.

We had no idea if a virtual Read-a-thon would work and set a modest goal, crossing our fingers that we would find readers who would be willing to fundraise to make the event possible. 35 amazing fundraising readers stepped forward with almost 500 donors lending their support. We could not be more grateful!

Make Memories at Binghamton'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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Limited Edition Summer 2020 T-Shirts

Show Your Support and Order a T-shirt Today!

T-shirts are available in Adult ($15), Youth ($10), and Toddler ($10) sizes.

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We Foster the Intellectual, Physical and Emotional Well-being of Children!

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