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“Great for kids” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Discovery Center

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.
Boca Raton, Florida
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great for kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

This place is great for kids. The garden is awesome. The zoo next door is lame. Don't bother. You could spend hours in discovery zone. We go every year and my kids are 5-8. They love it.

Visited March 2013
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Endicott, New York
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149 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Grandchild's delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

The Discovery Center is definitely a shining star in the Southeern Tier. A great place for kids to spen a few hours or an afternoon. We took our grand daughter to the Discovery Center in Salt Lake City (she lives in Park City) and even though it's bigger..ours is as entertaining if not more.

Thank callenzen
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Cortland, NY
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lots to do, fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Took the kids I nannied, they had a great time! There's a lot to do there, love the outside area and the grocery store! The kids loved it! It's also nice that you can take bagged lunch w/you!

Thank RudeWife
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Vestal, New York
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good place to take kids 2-6 years of age”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

Well laid out, interesting group of activities, but you would not want to go there more than once, since all activities can be completed in an hour or so. Kids are allowed to run around and have fun with other kids.

Thank elizabeth e
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Martha S, Public Relations Manager at The Discovery Center, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you for your kind review of The Discovery Center. However, I disagree with your statement that "you would not want to go there more than once." There are always new reasons to visit The Discovery Center! We have special events, performances, daily unique programs, workshops, summer camps, special programs during school holidays, and changing exhibits. In warmer weather our award winning Story Garden is open for exploration. Our membership is an excellent value and we also offer joint memberships with the Binghamton Zoo - you can join online. So, hope to see you at The Discovery Center, soon!
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Binghamton, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“a treasure trove for young children”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

visit during warm weather and the children will love the story garden. I let my grandchildren play while just enjoying the beauty and the creativeness of the garden. In cold weather, the Discovery Center offers many enticing opportunities for young children - grocery shopping, playing dentist, musical exploration and right now and marvelous exhibit honoring girl scouts.

Visited January 2013
Thank Nancy R
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