Girls interacting with bank exhibit
Girls interacting with bee hive learning exhibit


Our unique, hands-on environment encourages children to make choices and acquaint themselves with who they are and who they might want to be. Offering a safe, engaging and happy atmosphere, The Discovery Center fosters play, sparks creative thinking and builds self-esteem. Pretending to soar above the clouds in our A-10 cockpit, shopping smart, directing an emergency call, dining out international-style, and sampling simple science are, perhaps the first steps in preparing a child to succeed in a changing society.

What’s the Buzz

Learn all about a little insect with a big story to tell. Child friendly displays bring an understanding of the natural world to new heights with an exploration of the historical role the honeybee played in literature, science and history.

Bee hive exhibit exterior

Weis Market

Young girl with shopping cart in Weis Market exhibit

Weis Market: Children can shop smart in our grocery filled with healthy food choices. Future shoppers love filling carts and checking out their choices.

A, B & C Bank

Count the ways to fun while learning about money and global currency.

Boy playing at banking exhibit

Take Flight

Cockpit in flight exhibit

Imaginations soar in our A10 cockpit.

Engine Co. No 5

Driving the fire truck with its simulator, dressing in real firefighter’s gear and sounding the siren is a child’s dream come true!

Fire engine co. 5 exhibit

Story Garden

Young boy with watering can in Story Garden smiling

Our award winning interactive outdoor environment features images from favorite stories to encourage reading , foster a love and appreciation of gardens, and increasing time spent outdoors in a safe and healthy environment.

Pet Vet

Children explore pets, their care, roll play as Veterinarians, and learn the importance of pets in family life.

Pet Vet Exhibit at The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier

Doctor Demtrak’s Healthy You – Coming Soon

Spine and posture exhibit

We’ll be opening this exhibit, with its emphasis on children’s health, dedicated to beloved Pediatrician, Volunteer and Discovery Center supporter Dr. Christopher S. Demtrak. Excuse our dust as we construct this new exhibit.

Seasonal Exhibits

Haunted Halloween Hallows

Santa’s Workshop