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The Discovery Center

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Address: 60 Morgan Rd, Binghamton, NY 13903-3667
Phone Number: +1 607-773-8661
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Great place for kids of all ages.

Visited the discovery center for the 1st time today with my 2year old and my wife. My little girl could not have been happier she ran her heart out. Tons of hands on activities... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the discovery center for the 1st time today with my 2year old and my wife. My little girl could not have been happier she ran her heart out. Tons of hands on activities and games. She was overwhelmed with all the things to do. $21.00 for the 3 of us, and ended up spending a couple hours their. Will... More 

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

Jerome, Thank you for your review! You should consider a family membership. For $75 you can have unlimited visits to The DC for an entire year (excludes some special events). For complete membership information visit our website TheDiscoveryCenter.org. More 

San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I walked though the gardens in late September and found the entire place enjoyable. There are beautiful little play houses for kids, garden areas and info, sculptures of plants as well as live plants too. This is a must see for kids and garden art lovers!

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Thank HappyCamperMe
Binghamton, New York, United States
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I love coming here with the family for the toddler day, or free play. We love all the different activities. The discovery center has a Wonderful outdoor free story garden to visit. There are many books hidden in the garden for you and your children to find and read together! It's always a joy coming to the story garden and... More 

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Thank Maria A
Cortland, New York
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The outdoor story garden, with mailboxes of books and book nooks for reading, is a true pleasure in the summer months. Even in the winter, though, this place is worth a visit. I can't imagine using the indoor space better. There is everything from an art studio to a dentist's office, a tree house to an ambulance, a pirate ship... More 

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Endicott, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We have a family membership to The Discovery Center and it is well worth it! Love to take the children there, always so much to do. Very clean and well-run. New exhibits all the time, yet some wonderful standard ones (the children love the kitchen!)

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Thank Sally D
Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We stopped here specifically for the Storybook Garden. As a preschool teacher I am fascinated at how well done this is. I'ts clean and bright, and well maintained, and highly educational. I can't wait to go back!! I just wish the discovery center had been open a little later so we could've seen in there, too.

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Thank msae23
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Kids loved it. Bubble machine and supermarket was a hit. Fire engine was not working when we visited but still kids had fun. Take time to go outside and enjoy the story garden. Bring a lunch or snack to enjoy in the garden.

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Thank Peter D
Manila, Philippines
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 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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