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The Discovery Center

Address: 60 Morgan Road, Binghamton, NY 13903
Phone Number: 607-773-8661
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Binghamton
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Owner description: 22,500 sq. ft. of play and learn indoor exhibits and an award winning outdoor Story Garden where...
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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
Owner description: 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 30 years of Family Fun!

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McAllen, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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386 reviews 386 reviews
344 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Charlotte, NC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My kids (age 2, 4, &6) ask to go here every time we visit Binghamton. They love the play grocery store. There are tons of things to do: restaurant, tunnel, stage, bridge, flight simulator, fire truck, ambulance, rabbit, birds, fish, hockey and sports dress up, dentist chair, bank, weather station, and then there are some rotating exhibits. This visit there... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My daughter's preschool class drove the hour up here for a field trip. Well worth it! Sure it’s not the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia but it’s also not Philly traffic and it’s a fraction of the price. If you have ever been to Please Touch think a much scaled down version of it. There was a Weis grocery store... More 

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Binghamton, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We recently visited the discovery center with my girlfriend's grandson. We have done this trip many times before and usually it is very good. This time it was a little less enjoyable. Not sure if he was having a bad day or if he is getting a little too old for the place (he is 7). Still we had an... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is not the fanciest or biggest children's museum in the country, but it is very well laid-out and thought-out, with activities and exhibits that will engage pre-schoolers through elementary school age. Kids here get to try their hands at many different activities and vocations, including medical, public safety, and retail. The bee exhibit was very enthralling, allowing kids to... More 

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