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Discovery Place Science

Hours

Open Now
Sun-Mon
10:30AM-4:30PM
Tue-Thu
Closed
Fri-Sat
10:30AM-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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Bradley Hardy (Brad)

4 weeks ago

loved it. Visited again in 2022. Had a lovely time. As with any science museum you will find many hands on exhibits that are amazing. Several are out of commission due to breakage caused by overzealous kid scientists. Lots of fun and interesting things. Had a feel good section that was a big bummer. Could have done something real and not fake science.

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Ashley Sherrill

2 months ago

It's miserable hot in this building. I pulled my mask down to put a piece of candy in my mouth for 2 seconds and the mask police came and fussed. Said there was a snacking and drinking area down the hall and I could go there should I want something. No if I need a drink of water.... I'm gonna drink I dehydrate very easily.i respect wearing them but if I pull it down for a moment and NO ONE IS AROUND ME it shouldn't matter. Or if my family Is around me. Period. I don't know that we will be back. Its been a good year and a half since I've been here and NOTHING...NOTHING has changed. Same sand machine is still broken.... disappointed is an understatement

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Kasey

5 months ago

Overall great experience. Very friendly people, signs clearly stated where we were and had lots of information. Very clean. The male employee in the gift shop was very polite and helpful as well. I would definitely return for another visit if I come back to Charlotte.

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Noa Weinberg

4 months ago

Great place, we spent half a day there and still didn't see everything. If we lived in Charlotte we would probably get the subscription. both my 2 year old and my 7 year old had a really great time. lots to do and see there. highly recommended

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E Jones

2 months ago

Love this place! So much fun for my 5 year old and adults! Lots of variety in the exhibits and lots of great things to learn. Will definitely come back!