We offer camps for ages 3-12 from July 5 – August 26, 2022.


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


Rent out the entire Museum, Story Garden, or just a room to celebrate that special milestone!

Come Visit The Discovery Center!

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Admission: Non-members: $9  Members: Free

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

The Museum is CLOSED Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

The Museum is CLOSED:
September 5 in observance of Labor Day
September 8-15 for our Annual Paint and Polish
The Museum will reopen at 4PM on Friday, September 16, 2022.

Please check our Facebook page for announcements regarding closures due to inclement weather.

The Story Garden is open dawn to dusk.

Masks are optional, but strongly recommended indoors.


Amazing sponsorship opportunities are now available for our unique traveling exhibit coming February 1 – April 30, 2023!

Upcoming Events

Truck Day at The Discovery Center

Truck Day

10AM-1PM on August 27

Discover Illumination at The Discovery Center

Discover Illumination

Sept. 2-4

First Friday Glow in the Dark Art at The Discovery Center

First Friday Glow in the Dark Art Exhibit

5-7PM on September 2

Free Admission Night at The Discovery Center

FREE Admission Nights

4-7PM on Sept. 2 & 16

Indigenous Peoples' Day

Indigenous People's Day Celebration

October 10

Trick or Trivia Fundraiser for The Discovery Center

(Big Kids Only 21+)

6-9PM on October 16

Halloweekend at Ross Park

Halloweekend at Ross Park

October 29 & 30

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

11AM-1PM on Mondays

Terrific Tuesdays and Tremendous Thursdays

Summer STEAM

11AM-1PM on Tues / Thurs

STEAM for Little Hands

STEAM for Little Hands

11AM-1PM on Wednesdays

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!

Dr. Brenda Myers

Executive Director's
Learning Corner

Each month, Dr. Brenda Myers shares ideas and tips for 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

The Discovery Center’s annual virtual Read-A-Thon is an important fundraiser used to help upgrade our indoor and outdoor exhibits – the special places where children can explore and families can build lasting memories. Each year we challenge members of our community to demonstrate their love of reading through a day of reading children’s books out loud.

Stay tuned for information about our 4th Annual Read-A-Thon to be held in 2023!

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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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