School-Age Childcare Available


We have limited openings for full day school-age childcare for essential employees working in all industries! Fee is $172/week; no daily option. DSS subsidies accepted. Call 📞 607-773-8661 ext 209 or e-mail 📧 directorofed@thediscoverycenter.org

Preschool for UHS Employees


We have preschool slots available for children of United Health Services employees between ages 3 – 5. Interested UHS employees can call 📞 607-763-6186.

COVID-19 Closes Museum


At this time, The Discovery Center has decided the best course of action for the public health is to close the Museum. We will continue to monitor the situation and expect to reopen on April 14, 2020.  Please know that the well-being of our visitors, staff, volunteers, and our community is our top priority.  READ MORE >>

Preschooler in Weis Market exhibit

Our Mission

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.

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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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.

UPDATE: In light of Governor Cuomo’s recommendation for a 50% decrease in attendance of events, The Discovery Center has made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming events held at [...]

Get your foursome together for our 17th Annual Discovery Center Cup Captain and Crew Golf Tournament at Endwell Greens! We’re planning another fun tournament with lots of prizes, games and [...]

12th Annual Summer Carnival

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Follow Dorothy and Toto “Over the Rainbow” to The Discovery Center’s 12th Annual Summer Carnival, Thursday, June 25 – rain or shine! Click your heels together for some fun because [...]

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