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Discovery Place Science: Think It Up Challenge

Enter a mindstorm of ideas, inspiration and imagination in Think It Up, Discovery Place Science’s innovation studio. Think freely, take risks and explore your boundaries as you create and innovate. Museum educators will facilitate a variety of activities designed to encourage out-of-the-box thinking and creative risk-taking. Guests will work in teams on innovation challenges, during which they’ll design and build projects inspired by of some of the most fascinating animals in the Museum’s World Alive aquarium. A mix of exploration, conversation, exasperation and motivation … it’s innovation!

Length of Experience: 60 minutes plus unlimited museum exploration time
Group Size: 12–25 participants
Availability: Advance reservations required. Call 704.372.6261 ext. 300 to book.

Discovery Place Science: Explore More Coral

Learn the mysteries of the beautiful and exotic coral growing in the World Alive aquarium and state-of-the-art Explore More Life lab. The program begins in Explore More Life with a brief overview of coral life and some hands-on activities. Learn how corals and their close relatives eat and participate in a coral or anemone feeding. The group will take a guided tour of the coral reef tanks showcasing the live coral that is being cultivated at the museum and then return to Explore More Life for a discussion with a Discovery Place Science aquarist. Visitors will learn what goes on behind the scenes to propagate coral, see samples from the back-of-house tanks and be able to ask questions about the coral program.

Length of Experience: 60 minutes plus unlimited museum exploration time
Group Size: 12–25 participants
Availability: Advance reservations required. Call 704.372.6261 ext. 300
to book.

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Joshua Geddings

in the last week

Amazing place for kids and adults are bound to learn something too. We always spend the ride home talking about different things we saw. This place really gets the wheels turning in their young minds. I wish and hope that all kids have the opportunity to visit a place like this. Staff is always phenomenal with the kids, and allow them to be kids and explore in their own way. They have nature exhibits, marine life, physics, human body, history with dinosaur right now, and so much more. Worth every dime of admission. I honestly saw my daughter interact more here than she did at Disney World.


Elise Neilson

a week ago

We love this place. So much fun for kids of all ages. No kids? Go to one of the Science on the Rocks events or just a Sunday afternoon. There's truly something for everyone. A membership is well worth the investment - we regularly go for an hour or two and just hit up our favorite exhibits and feel like we get more than our money's worth with the membership. Only wish they were open until 6 or 7 for those of us that work and earlier on the weekends since we have to account for nap time.


Michael Blankenship

2 weeks ago

I took my young daughter here, a lot of it was above her age of 1yr however she enjoyed the aquarium and the splash area. The staff did a great job Informing me of what she would enjoy since they knew she was young. In the same area as the water there was a whole area suited to her age. The price is reasonable and if you subscribe to the website with your email you can get a coupon.


John Hawkins

in the last week

Brought our 1 and 7yr old kids here for first time, drove 90 miles to spend the day here and had a great time! Obviously the 7yr old got the most out of the trip and we went there mainly for her to enjoy and learn! Employees were great, prices for everything were overall high but considering its location and type of venue not too bad! I thought some of the technology could be updated as I did not see anything I did not see or know about 8 to 12+ years ago, but we didn't go to appease me! Kids had great time so we had a great time, every kid should visit this place. (Tip, food here is fine, but if you want to save some money, feed everyone before you go, it's very expensive). Totally recommend this place.


Rickey Jones

a month ago

I haven't been to this place since I was a child. Now my son is in love with dinosaurs They was having a dinosaur meet the family series so I took my son. He loved it. They have dinosaurs game that you can play along with a 3-D image of dinosaurs come on screen and interacting with you they also there is rain forest a bird a says hello we come to the door and they have a kid section for 2-7 and they also So many sections the kids can have fun with depending on the age We love the the staff was very friendly and explained a lot of stuff to me so they we can enjoy our time at the discovery place