Binghamton Tourist Attractions
Binghamton was bought by Philadelphia merchant William Bingham in 1786, and settled by Joseph Leonard and other pioneers in 1787. The town was named in honor of Bingham who donated the land to allow the town to prosper and grow. The major industries for the town, before 1900, were railroads, photography equipment and cigar making.The Anderson Center for the Performing Arts at Binghamton University presents national and international artists.The Binghamton area has 6 antique carved, wooden carousels that offer rides through the summer months.
Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park
Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park, consists of a 90 acre plot that was donated to the city of Binghamton by Erastus Ross, a wealthy local businessman. His stipulation was that the land was to be used as a park for the community to enjoy. The zoo opened in 1875, and features a variety of mammals, birds and reptiles.There are also several botanical gardens within the park including butterfly, hosta and iris gardens.
Address: 185 Park Avenue, Binghamton, NY 13903-3643, United States
Opening hours: 10am-5pm
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $7.00, Senior over 55 $6.00, Military discount $6.00, Students $6.00, Child 11 & under $4.50, Child 2 & under FREE
Disability Access: Partial facilities for persons with disabilities.
Roberson Museum and Science Center
The Roberson Museum and Science Center consists of a regional museum, planetarium, science gallery and the historic 1907 Roberson Mansion. 19th and 20th century art, history, folk life, science and natural history are part of featured and permanent exhibits.
Address: 30 Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905-4704, United States
Opening hours: Jan 15 to Dec 31: 12pm-5pm; Fri: 12pm-9pm; Closed: Mon, Tue
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), Easter - Christian
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $8.00, Students $6.00, Senior over 62 $6.00, Child 4 & under FREE
Facilities: Gift shop
Discovery Center of the Southern Tier
The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier provides a hands-on, interactive museum for imaginative play and discovery. Highlights of the Discovery Center include the television studio, the market, full-size truck, hospital and dental office.
Address: 60 Morgan Road, Binghamton, NY 13903-3667, United States
Opening hours: 10am-4pm; Sun: 12pm-5pm; Sat: 10am-5pm; Closed: Mon
Always opened on: Martin Luther King's Birthday - USA (3rd Monday, Jan), President's Day - USA (3rd Monday, Feb), Columbus Day - USA (2nd Monday, Oct), Easter Monday - Christian
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), New Year's Eve (Dec 31), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), Christmas Eve - Christian (Dec 24)
Entrance fee in USD: Family $25.00, Child 16 & under $6.00, Adult $5.00, Child 1 & under FREE
Facilities: Gift shop