Preschooler in Weis Market exhibit

Our Mission

The mission of The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier is to develop the intellectual, physical and emotional well-being of the children of the Southern Tier through participatory exhibits, programs and play. These exhibits engage the senses, challenge the mind and offer a diverse framework for discovery in the arts, sciences and humanities.

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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Young boy in Story Garden with green and black dot texture
Exhibits
Child outside with watering can
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
Programs

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.

It's a full day of fun at the area's largest children's Halloween Party in our Haunted Halloween Hallows.  The Decker School of Nursing will have you spellbound with Healthy Halloween [...]

Celebrate the Day of the Dead with us on Saturday, November 2nd from 11am to 2pm.  This holiday, celebrated in Mexico and throughout the world in other cultures, focuses on [...]

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