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

Due to the impending winter storm, The Discovery Center will be CLOSED on Monday, January 17, 2022.

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

The Story Garden is closed for the season.

Masks are required for all visitors

For Your Safety

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.

If you have any symptoms of illness (sniffles, sore throat, etc.), please visit when you are feeling better. 

We are committed to the children of our community and will do whatever we can to keep them safe.

Upcoming Events

TODDLER TIME

Toddler Time

Mondays 11-11:30AM

Black History Month

Black History Month

February 2022

Dental Health Month

Dental Health Month

February 2022

First Friday at The Discovery Center

First Friday

4-7PM on February 4

2022 Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Celebration

11AM - 2PM on February 5

Presidents' Day at The Discovery Center

Presidents' Day

February 21

PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

Preschool Open House

5-7PM on April 1

Latest News

Baseball caps

Find New Merchandise in the Gift Shop!

Stop by our Gift Shop to find some goodies for your little sweethearts this Valentine’s Day!  We just stocked the shop with some high quality cotton red baseball caps (with adjustable strap) that will make great gifts!

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Baseball caps

Find New Merchandise in the Gift Shop!

Stop by our Gift Shop to find some goodies for your little sweethearts this Valentine’s Day!  We just stocked the shop with some high quality cotton red baseball caps (with adjustable strap) that will make great gifts!

Read More »

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

The Discovery Center is moving the date of the 2022 Read-A-Thon to coincide with Read Across America! The new date for the 2022 Read-A-Thon will be Saturday, March 5, 2022!

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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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