Weekly Programs & Special Events

There's always something new and exciting to experience at The Discovery Center! Bring the family by on any day that Binghamton City School District has a scheduled day off for fun, hands-on learning and play sure to bring smiles all around. And don't forget about our daily Tot Time activities, specially designed for our littlest friends.

It's Tot Time at the Discovery Center
There's fun and learning scheduled every day of the week just for our littlest friends! Watch your youngsters thrive as specially designed programming ignites imagination and fosters learning in a safe, friendly environment. Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy in the Somersaults Cafe; for a day of great fun! For more information about Tot Time programs, check our Facebook page for weekly theme and activity updatesTot Time programs will be cancelled on days when Binghamton City School District is not in session.



Early Learner’s Toolbox

for our youngest visitors (Birth – 5)!

Weekday program offerings, Monday through Thursday, designed to give young learners the tools they need to succeed! Free with admission. The Early Learner’s Toolbox is for our youngest minds, birth to 5!

Together with your little one: create, explore, and discover during one (or all!) of our weekly hands-on pre-K programs. Using best practices in early childhood education, we’ll cover a different theme each week to prepare your tot for preschool!

Mondays: Coloring Outside the Lines – Using a variety of artistic mediums we’ll bring out the artist in your little one as we create, paint, and craft together!

Tuesdays: Exhibit Spotlight – Take a closer look at a different exhibit each week with our Early Childhood Educator and find out how even the youngest among us can get the most out of their visit!

Wednesday: Little Hands Science – Little hands explore simple sensory science with observation, questioning, and discovery using all of the five senses!

Thursday: Tunes and Tales – With props and instruments, your young learner can enhance large motor skills as we get our groove on with song and dance! Connect to the text with a related short story!

Explore & More

Visit our Explore & More Station each weekend for special crafts, science experiments and hands-on fun on Saturdays from 11am-1pm and Sundays from 1-3pm.


March 4th & 5th – Escape the winter blues with our indoor weekend beach party. Make pool noodle structures and play beach ball games!

March 11th & 12th – Join us all weekend for a popping good time and make beautiful bubble art!

March 18th & 19th – Did you know that March 18th is national quilting day? Add your creative touch to the Explore & More collaborative quilt!

March 25th & 26th – Think spinach is yucky? Think again! Join us as we celebrate National Spinach Day all weekend. Plant some, taste some, and learn a thing or two from Popeye the Sailorman!


April 8th & 9th – Saturday is our Easter Egg Hunt (It’s kind of a big deal!). Sunday step into the lab for some “egg-cellent” science!

April 15th – Join our very own Snickers the Bunny as we celebrate this adorable animal! Play pin the tail on the bunny and make a bunny mask!

April 22nd & 23rd – We’re celebrating Earth Day all weekend! Free build with recyclable materials! Use our extensive collection of crafty recyclables to invent, create, and learn!

April 29th & 30th – April showers bring May flowers! So let’s get planting. Learn about growing your own flowers and take one home!


May 6th & 7th – Do you know a nurse? Make sure you bring them to The DC this weekend as we celebrate National Nurses’ Day! Make a special gift to honor the nurse in your life!

May 13th – Happy Mother’s Day! Join us Saturday to make a special gift for mom with love!

May 21st & 22nd – Make an edible caterpillar craft after you hear Eric Carle’s classic tale, “A Very Hungry Caterpillar” and learn about the lifecycle of a butterfly!

May 27th & 28th – Let’s hear it for our librarians! Join us all weekend as we honor bibliophiles everywhere with a read aloud and book craft!

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