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The Discovery Center

60 Morgan Road, Binghamton, NY 13903
607-773-8661
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Binghamton
Type: Children's Museums
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... more » 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! « less
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Vestal, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Charlotte, NC
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3 attraction reviews
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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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Pennsylvania
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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
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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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5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Scott Twp, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I was hesitate about going here, but was only 1hr drive, and the zoo next door. Was so worth the day, and a lot of great experience to be had if you just sit and read. Everything was clean, organized, and well put together. And the price is good too, but I opted for a membership which allows me a... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

I have been a visitor here for the past 13 years. I love everything about the discovery center. My children always ask to go back, never losing interest. On warm sunny days, we support the zoo also

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We have taken our young children (ages 5 and 2) to both the Please Touch Children's museum in Philadelphia, PA and to the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, NY so I wasn't really expecting that this museum would be comparable. I was wrong. It is much smaller than the museums in larger cities, but they really utilize all of... More

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Cherry Valley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place was great and it was definitely worth the $7 admission! Our daughter is 8 years old and some of the things were a little too young for her, but she still had a great time. She tried out everything! She especially loved the grocery store and I enjoyed playing that with her! I highly recommend it to families... More

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Binghamton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Another place I've been going to since I was a little kid. If you're under 12 years old, this place is awesome! There is so much fun stuff to do! Its like the ultimate imagination station, you can pretend to be an EMT in a replica ambulance, a firefighter in a firetruck, a postman, even a checker in a huge... More

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