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The Discovery Center

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Address: 60 Morgan Road, Binghamton, NY 13903
Phone Number: 607-773-8661
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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Kids Love This Place

Parents will be impressed, too. Lots of hands on with a focus on books and art. Fabulous Story Book Garden in the summer. Located by the Binghamton Zoo, 5th oldest in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Binghamton, NY
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Binghamton, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Parents will be impressed, too. Lots of hands on with a focus on books and art. Fabulous Story Book Garden in the summer. Located by the Binghamton Zoo, 5th oldest in the US. Free Carousel just before the Zoo entrance. Kids can ride over and over again, just for picking up a piece of litter. Ample parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fun place to always visit. The children has so much fun exploring everything there and all the adults enjoy it too. I think most adults wish they were young so they could play on some things. But alot of things adult and children to do together. I think the kids enjoyed the grocery store and the cafe area and the... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Terrific staff, engaging displays, a great place to spend an afternoon with your children. In summer there is a wonderful outdoor Story Book Garden.

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Your children will love this place. Many cool exhibits. TONs of hands on activities. Weekends are usually a lot busier than weekdays. Good for birthday parties as well.

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I love the Discovery center!!! A fantastic indoor educational,interactive entertainment world for kids of all ages. Like mixing Sesame Street, Mr Rogers and some cool playhouse world all together!!

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17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a great place for kids and adults to explore. There are a lot of neat hands -on displays that will keep you entertained for hours. Our favorite is the grocery store and the meteorologist station. Would recommend.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

One day, during our stay in United States, more exactly in New York, we made a call to the friends of my wife, who lived and worked in Binghampton,in New York State. They invited us to visit them. So we again started with our Greyhound,to whom we already used to. From the Port Authority Bus Terminal, we passed through the... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Fascinating place with major 'mechanicals history of Broome County. Susan Sherwood and friends have put a lot of energy into displaying what made Broom's industries so important and critical to what exists now!

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Wyalusing, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went with an elementary class of varied ages. There was enough to keep them all busy and happy. The low entry fee made staff happy. We were thrilled with it all - from the book nook to the multilevel maze to the firetrucks to the bubble presentation inside. Then outside to the wonders of the story garden. Wow. We spent... More 

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Vestal, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I went to The Discovery Center for a special fund-raising event with a friend. It was delightful! I don't know why I have never been there before. Firstly, the outdoor area leading up to the Center is Wonder-ful! The fanciful creatures in the beautifully tended gardens are a sight to be seen. Think Alice in Wonderland! The Center itself offers... More 

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