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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Come Visit The Discovery Center!

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Admission: Non-members: $9  Members: Free

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 10AM – 3PM
Saturday: 10AM – 5PM
Sunday: 1:30PM – 5PM
1st & 3rd Fridays of the month: 4PM – 7PM

The Museum will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve – December 24, Christmas Day – December 25, and New Year’s Day – January 1.

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

Santa's Toy Shop Exhibit

Santa's Workshop Exhibit

December 2021

First Friday Gingerbread Village

Gingerbread Village Exhibit

December 2021

Discovery Center Pickleball Tournament

Pickleball Tournament

1-4PM on December 27

Winter Break with Phelps Mansion

Winter Break

December 27

Winter Break with Broome County Urban League

Winter Break

December 28

Winter Break with Ross Park Zoo

Winter Break

December 29

Winter Break with Vestal Museum

Winter Break

December 30

New Year's Eve Extravaganza

NYE Extravaganza for Kids

10AM - 2PM on December 31

Martin Luther King Discovery Center

MLK Day Celebration

January 17

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

February 2022

The Discovery Center Read-A-Thon

Read-A-Thon

March 5

Latest News

Giving Tuesday Discovery Center

Be Part of the National Day of Giving!

Black Friday, Cyber Monday…Giving Tuesday! Let’s celebrate this National Day of Giving! We hope you consider supporting The Discovery Center this Giving Tuesday (November 30). All money raised goes to support the immediate needs of

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Giving Tuesday Discovery Center

Be Part of the National Day of Giving!

Black Friday, Cyber Monday…Giving Tuesday! Let’s celebrate this National Day of Giving! We hope you consider supporting The Discovery Center this Giving Tuesday (November 30). All money raised goes to support the immediate needs of

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