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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 14 Attractions in Binghamton
Type: Children's Museums, Cultural
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, Cultural
Hours:
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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Binghamton, New York
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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
74 helpful votes 74 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
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Pennsylvania
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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
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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
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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 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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