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Discovery Place Science

Hours

Closed
Sun-Mon
9:30AM-4:30PM
Tue-Thu
Closed
Fri-Sat
9:30AM-4:30PM

Location

Uptown

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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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Felicia Watson

in the last week

Took my daughter here just to change up our regular routine and she absolutely loved it. I am going to be honest here and say I think I had more fun here than she did. Not because the place isnt short of outstanding, but I am so use to being in mom mode 24/7 I never stop to smell the roses anymore if you know what I mean. What a refreshing experience for us all. Highly recommend if you need a jolt of fun in your life.

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TheFeebleSheep

4 weeks ago

I went here with my girlfriend and while this isn't the biggest or most in-depth museum it was so fun especially for a day trip to Charlotte. Wow there are very many kids-centric activities I found it just interesting enough for the two of us. The rainforest while small was pretty cool to look at. There's a very small rope bridge to go through as well so that was a fun photo op. Am I itching to go back, no. But, was it worth it for the day, absolutely.

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Pigeon Hobby

2 months ago

This was great and enjoyable for the kids. The family enjoyed. You can learn a lot there. It seems mostly self guided and easy to follow along. Family should definitely visit with young children and this could help them gain some scientific knowledge.

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Jinelle Reynolds

a month ago

Amazing place! We stopped here while on vacation and our children ages 3 to 11 all had a great time. There is a ton of hands on stuff. And there is so much to do. Everything you see has information or something to engage in. The employees were also very kind and helpful. Everything was also very clean! The gift shop was pretty big but was relatively empty.

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Devon Bray

a month ago

Alot of stuff to do for all ages. 3 different floors and only one elevator. Mask are required at all times no matter what for ages 2 and above. The little kid section was fun and our little. They have some small animals and water creatures to look at and touch. The second floor has tons on interactive stuff, fun for the whole family.