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The Discovery Center

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Address: 60 Morgan Rd, Binghamton, NY 13903-3667
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+1 607-773-8661
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

22,500 sq. ft. of play and learn indoor exhibits and an award winning...

22,500 sq. ft. of play and learn indoor exhibits and an award winning outdoor Story Garden where children's imaginations soar with hands-on activities.

Celebrating 31 years of Family Fun!

Hours: Monday 10am-3pm for toddlers only (birth-preK) Open to all on Mondays during School Holidays 10am-4pm.

Tues - Fri 10am-4pm. Saturday 10am-5pm. Sun noon-5pm. (Closed Sundays in July & Aug)

Closed on the following holidays: New Years Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Such a fun interactive place for kids. There's a lot to do and a bunch of different areas for a wide range of children. I have a 6 year old and a 3 year old and both enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Schenectady, New York
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Schenectady, New York
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Such a fun interactive place for kids. There's a lot to do and a bunch of different areas for a wide range of children. I have a 6 year old and a 3 year old and both enjoyed it. Plus the price was a really good value.

Thank mdans89
New York
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place for families with young children! The mock-up grocery store is a huge hit! There are lots of hands-on activities to keep even the liveliest child occupied! We attended a five year old's birthday party and the kids had the best time ever! I wish there were more chairs for tired grannies but overall a great place... More 

Thank EMKF
Martha S, Public Relations Manager at The Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review! We hope to see you at The Discovery Center again! More 

Binghamton, New York
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62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lots of activities for children with real life experiences...visit a grocery store, dress up as a fireman, ride in a rocket ship, visit a doctor office, ride in an ambulance. Story garden outside is fun for kids, too...that is free.

Thank sumrbabe21
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I absolutely love this place. I recently went with my kids ages 2, 6, and 8. They all enjoyed themselves. There are tons of things for them to do and explore. In the summertime there is an added bonus of the outside discovery park which is just as rewarding.

Thank hajarahtm t
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146 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The Discovery center has been around for decades. A friendly and knowledgeable staff help make this a great hand's on museum/learning space for kids.

Thank peter k
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Visited the discovery center for the 1st time today with my 2year old and my wife. My little girl could not have been happier she ran her heart out. Tons of hands on activities and games. She was overwhelmed with all the things to do. $21.00 for the 3 of us, and ended up spending a couple hours their. Will... More 

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Martha S, Public Relations Manager at The Discovery Center, responded to this review

Jerome, Thank you for your review! You should consider a family membership. For $75 you can have unlimited visits to The DC for an entire year (excludes some special events). For complete membership information visit our website TheDiscoveryCenter.org. More 

San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I walked though the gardens in late September and found the entire place enjoyable. There are beautiful little play houses for kids, garden areas and info, sculptures of plants as well as live plants too. This is a must see for kids and garden art lovers!

Thank HappyCamperMe
Binghamton, New York, United States
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I love coming here with the family for the toddler day, or free play. We love all the different activities. The discovery center has a Wonderful outdoor free story garden to visit. There are many books hidden in the garden for you and your children to find and read together! It's always a joy coming to the story garden and... More 

Thank Maria A
Cortland, New York
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48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The outdoor story garden, with mailboxes of books and book nooks for reading, is a true pleasure in the summer months. Even in the winter, though, this place is worth a visit. I can't imagine using the indoor space better. There is everything from an art studio to a dentist's office, a tree house to an ambulance, a pirate ship... More 

Thank ked909
Endicott, New York
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We have a family membership to The Discovery Center and it is well worth it! Love to take the children there, always so much to do. Very clean and well-run. New exhibits all the time, yet some wonderful standard ones (the children love the kitchen!)

Thank Sally D

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