New York State

Discovery Center of The Southern Tier

The Discovery Center’s exhibits combine everyday subjects with educational fun! Make an art project, play in the pretend bank, explore the Susquehanna, see special holiday exhibits, and more. School groups can combine their trips with a 15-minute show or a longer, 1-hour program: learn about physics and flight with honeybees, play math games, look for patterns in nature, construct a miniature canal, learn about watersheds, touch local history, watch a program in the StarLab, and more. Scout events provide unique opportunities for scouts to work on badges, learn in workshops, go hiking, and even have a sleepover.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 60 Morgan Road, Binghamton, NY 13903. Broome County. Tel: 607-773-8661 ext. 202. Email: aflorance@thediscoverycenter.org. Website: www.thediscoverycenter.org. Hrs: Tues.-Fri. 10AM-4PM, Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-5th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnights, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Mathematics, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Life Skills, Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Children's Museum Lesson Plan

Gravity, robotics, health and fitness, culture, engineering, environment, and art are just a few of the educational topics that young students can learn about and experiment with at children’s museums. Children’s museums provide hands-on, colorful, interactive exhibits that help young students learn about a variety of topics.... Continue