The Discovery Center School Programs

Discovery Kids Childcare Programs

The mission of our programming is to offer children and their families quality, hands-on interactive experiences. The Discovery Center is licensed through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Our school age childcare programs adhere to all New York State Office of Children and Family Services policies and requirements for social distancing and mask wearing.
Drop-In Childcare Program

Drop-In School Age Childcare

The Discovery Center is now offering emergency drop-in care for school age children in our virtual learning program. Our licensed childcare program is here to meet your unexpected childcare needs and ensure your child has a caring, safe and social experience while doing virtual learning. Hours are 7:30AM – 6PM. Cost is $50/day or $35 for a partial day. Our experienced staff is able and willing to work with your schedule on an as needed basis.

Contact Kristy Wales, Director of Education, at 607 773-8661 x 209 or for more information. Now accepting students from all local school districts!

Full Day Childcare at The Discovery Center

Full-Day School Age Childcare

Program formats have been re-imagined to support virtual learning on the days your child is not attending school in-person. Newly upgraded Wi-Fi throughout the Museum will ensure your child can access their virtual classes and coursework to meet their school objectives in their own designated work space.

Discovery Center Afterschool Program


The place to be after 3! This after-school program is the program for children from kindergarten through 5th grade. Run by certified teaching staff and licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, our Discovery Kids Club provides engaging and fun learning experiences for your child all through the lens of play!
Discovery Center Preschool Program


All the A,B,Cs and 1,2,3s of learning fun! Our program is the best around for a creative, engaging, and enlightening environment for young children. In this NYS Licensed program, we offer two classrooms for 3 – 4 year olds.

Summer Camp

For every child interested in making friends, experiencing new things, and diving into the creative process through exploration and invention! The primary goal of our camps is to provide challenging, educational activities for students of various ages. Camp teachers are devoted to enhancing learning and adventure through projects, experiments, game play and numerous hands-on activities.