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The Discovery Center

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Address: 60 Morgan Rd, Binghamton, NY 13903-3667
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
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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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Our kids loved the discovery center where they had a lot of fun hands on activity to do. They especially enjoyed the bubble activity as well as the areas where they got to play... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
111Camba
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our kids loved the discovery center where they had a lot of fun hands on activity to do. They especially enjoyed the bubble activity as well as the areas where they got to play pretend. Outdoors in their garden/ whimsical playground was also a fun place for them. 2 hours in the center is enough time to explore and enjoy... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Took two Grandchildren and their mom there. So much to do. Tons of fun. Great playground outside as well with cute interactive things. Would go again.

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Binghamton, New York
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

The discovery center has always been fun from when I was a child to now, when I bring my own children. They've expanded a ton on the outside and inside. Well worth visiting.

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Thank RNS1983
Granby, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took our 1.5 year old here on a weekday in May. It's a very cute place for some educational pretend play. The museum is divided into many areas, such as a grocery store, a dentist office, fire truck, and a bank. There is a lot of information in each area for older kids to read as... More 

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Thank Lucy S
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Discovery Center offers learning fun for children. The hands-on exhibits teach them about local businesses, bees, and experiments. Great way for your child to spend the day.

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Thank Debbiebur
Gillett, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

My daughter and I took her two boys, ages 3-1/2 and almost 2 years to The Discovery Center yesterday. The price is the same whether a child or an adult who is along for the fun. The boys had a great time. Their favorite parts were the fire truck and the ambulance. There were many things to do, but I... More 

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Martha S, Public Relations Manager at The Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to The Discovery Center! We are in the process of updating a few of the exhibits at this time, but expect to have them completed within the next week. Come back soon to see them! More 

Binghamton, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

We're annual pass holders, and take our 4 grandchildren ( ages 2-7)several times throughout the year. They have a ball each time. Many varied stations, all "hands on" for the little guys. In nice weather there's an outside "story garden" which is also fun. Don't miss it!

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Thank buddy13905
Martha S, Public Relations Manager at The Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy you and your grandchildren enjoy The Discovery Center! Hope to see you at The Discovery Center, soon! More 

Conklin, New York
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Spent so much time here over several years . It's a wonderful place full of hands on fun a little diner for kids to role play taking orders and serving food , a fire truck they can climb in . A post office, bank , hair salon , airport traffic control Quiet place with books to read , coloring room... More 

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Venice, Florida
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250 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

I took my kids here dozens of times when they were kids. It is always improving and a great place to spend an afternoon.

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Thank Mike H
Vestal, New York, United States
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75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Here is a learning experience for kids which the whole family can share. No, adults can't get to do everything the kids do, but getting them there is the adult thing to do. Even a mock up of a grocery store there given to the Center by the Akel family when they owned Giant Markets which remains as a fun... More 

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