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The Discovery Center
Ranked #3 of 25 things to do in Binghamton
Certificate of Excellence
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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 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.
Reviewed June 23, 2012

we went there for our son's birthday. the kids loved going all the different centers. my 19 year old even did a few..

Thank anagirl
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"great place for kids"
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"all ages"
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"outside area"
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"story book"
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"young children"
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"tree house"
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"fun things"
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

I flat out love this place. We visited the storybook garden two years ago, and missed the Discovery Center that trip. I am so happy we got to see it this time. My children, ages 2 and 4, L-O-V-E-D it. There were so many things to do inside, we could have stayed here the entire day. The exhibits are extremely thoughtful and unique, including such things as:

(1) A full dentist's office for kids to pretend, including a patient chair and exam lights

(2) An astronaut room, complete with a mock shuttle cockpit (even saw my husband get in this one)

(3) A carriage like what Cinderella rode in, full size, for kids to get in - there are even dresses in a trunk nearby for those who want the full experience.

(4) BUNNIES at the door - great big fat ones, huge, in a cage near the entrance

(5) A coloring nook for those that want to be artists

(6) A play structure that looks about 2 stories high for kids to run up and play in.

(7) A grocery store, mini sized. Very thoughtfully done, all at the perfect height for small children. One of my daughters spent about 30 minutes in this part alone (buying ketchup!)

(8) A huge bubble machine. You can stand on a pedestal, pull a string, and a giant bubble envelops your whole body before popping - how cool is that???

2  Thank j2white
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

My 5 year old son loved it. Its right next to the zoo so we did both fairly cheap. My only stink was there is no place to eat, you have to bring your own food:/

1  Thank heather218
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

If you're looking for something to keep the kids busy, entertained and happy the Discovery Center fits the bill. In addition they will come away with new knowledge.
The Center is clean, well designed and endlessly interesting. Make no mistake it is for kids, although adults will find the interactive areas both clever and informative. Where else can your kids experience a fighter jet, an emergency rescue vehicle, a grocery store and a dozen (at least) other concepts where they can interact to their minds capacity. This is a place where fantasy and reality merge. The kids can do it on their own and you don't have to entertain them.
If you're in Binghamton and you looking for something for the kids give the Discovery Center a try.

Thank Sir Jeffrey b
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Reviewed March 25, 2012

There is so much to do here. A lot of thought and effort put into each activity. Went to one in NYC that couldn't even compare to Binghamton's

Thank brendajok
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