Ciara Heatherman

Welcome Our New Artistic and Visual Design Coordinator, Ciara Heatherman!

We are so excited to have Ciara joining our team with an impressive experience painting stage backdrops, murals, and more! She has been a K-12 visual art educator for the past 10 years and has simultaneously maintained a professional fine art painting practice. As the mother to a preschooler in The Discovery Center’s UPK program, Ciara is a big advocate for the play based approach to early childhood education. She is looking forward to learning from and continuing on the legacy of Nancy Ryan, and working with The Discovery Center’s Team to help create magical memories for our future visitors!


The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier


Monday – Friday: 10AM – 3PM
Saturday: 10AM – 5PM
Sunday: 12PM – 5PM
1st & 3rd Fridays: 4PM – 7PM

The Story Garden is open everyday from dawn to dusk.


60 Morgan Road
Binghamton, NY 13903

Phone: 607-773-8661
Fax: 607-773-8019

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