They learned about the celebrations in Japan, Sweden and Canada. Staff at the Discovery Center said learning about other cultures helps promote tolerance. “If we teach children when they’re young that children are children all over the world and they play games and they eat food and they have fun activities to do and just sharing of cultures is really important,” said Director of Special Events Director Cheryl Dutko. The Discovery Center had many New Year celebrations highlighted by a balloon drop every hour. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Children at the Discovery Center learned about New Year Celebrations across the world Tuesday.