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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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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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Preschool kids love it

Very kid friendly. Displays are interesting for adults too. Adequate parking and walkable distances.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Deposit, New York, United States
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Deposit, New York, United States
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very kid friendly. Displays are interesting for adults too. Adequate parking and walkable distances.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It was very cool with tons to do. But the setup was lousy. You had to walk out of each exhibit to go into the next. But other than that great!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is hard to say anything good about this restaurant. It was over crowded, the service was exceptionally poor, the food was mediocre at best. And it was very expensive. Their philosophy must be if we charge a lot we can be listed as fine dining.

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Vestal, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A fun, hands on childrens museum that offers fun specialty classes throughout the year. Perfect place to spend the day with your kids or grandkids. Not very scientific, just kid geared fun!

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Lone Pine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Stopped here with my grandkids, 2 1/2 and 8 years old. The indoor Center was a blast, with many, many hands on activities. Grandson (8) enjoyed being the pilot in the cockpit of the "jet plane" and putting on the complete gear before "driving" the fire engine. Granddaughter loved climbing all over everything, with lots of nooks to explore. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

I went here in first grade, nearly 20 years later i took my son. He loved it. The staff was fairly absent and it was empty on this particular day which was great,as we like to be left alone. Lots of hands on, kid size activities and play areas. A grocery store, hospital, nursery, fire station, a bank. A new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My children could spend all day here! So many fun things for them to see and do. It does get a little crazy when there are big groups there, but that's like most places.

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

By far THE BEST hands-on museum for kids. You simply have to experience it for yourself. Don't miss the equally fantastic Story Garden outside the Center as well. The staff is superb and attentive. Something for all ages!!

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Moscow, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I recently too my 11 month old grandson to the Discovery Center. We went on a Monday since it was a day for newborns to 5 year olds. He had a blast crawling around and seeing everything. There was an arts and crafts project that the kids were doing and he joined in. Although he was a little young for... More 

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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is one of the best hands on museum designed for the young explorer to find how their world works. Children are encouraged to try the jet cockpit, Shop in a grocery, audition at the tv news desk or weather greenboard. Their special programs are great. Very inexpensive. There is no food service but they have a nice lunchroom for... More 

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We are glad you enjoyed your trip to The Discovery Center! Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again at The DC, soon! More 

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Additional Information about The Discovery Center

Address: 60 Morgan Road, Binghamton, NY 13903
Phone Number: 607-773-8661
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Binghamton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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