Discovery Place, Inc.

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Facility:Discovery Place, Inc.
Description:Discovery Place in Charlotte, N.C., offers visitors the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a fun, interactive and informal setting. Step into a world where STEM topics are brought to life through interactive exhibits and explosive experiments during daily programs. Connect with the past and visit the future with groundbreaking exhibitions, larger-than-life IMAX Dome films and hands-on activities that let you explore more.

Homeschool programs provide families with exciting and engaging science classes offered monthly in our state-of-the-art labs and classrooms. Taught by trained science educators, programs offer in-depth exploration of a different topic each month. With classes for three different age groups offered at the same time, siblings can come to Discovery Place together and all enjoy a unique, curriculum enriching experience.
Address 1:301 North Tryon Street
Address 2:
Zip Code:28202
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Hours:Sunday: noon to 5:00 p.m.
Monday thru Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Admission:$12.00 for adults
$10.00 for children and seniors
FREE for Museum Members and children under age 2
Telephone:(704) 372-6261
Website:Visit Website
S. Brinn, Co-op Member
Love, love, love this museum! It is almost entirely interactive which my busy son loves. They have a dedicated section for younger children which was especially nice.
Bobbie W., Co-op Member
We have been to the Discovery Place several times in the last few years and it is always an exciting destination. There is always something new going on. They have a wonderful IMAX dome theatre that is always playing fun and educational movies. The prices for admission and the movie are reasonable. We also enjoy the aquarium a lot. They have great rotating displays and some really educational permanant displays as well. We plan on purchasing a membership soon so that we can make this a regular part of our homeschooling experience.
Vicky, Co-op Member
We love coming to Discovery Place at least once a year. It has a room just for our younger pre-k children, but lots of activities for our first grader. They always have new exhibits coming. The hands-on exhibits really help our son understand more about science, and he can connect what he reads in a book to what he sees at Discovery Place.
B. Hargett, Co-op Member
I wish we lived close to a place like this. It is wonderful. You can spend weeks here and never get bored. You see, hear, touch, and do science here. A child (or adult) can explore their own particular bent to his/her heart's content. My memories are outdated as it has been several years since we visited, but I loved the drawers of specimens of butterflies and insects, the experiments that you were encouraged to try, the beauty of the building, and the friendly staff. The creators of Discovery Place are inventive, encouraging, and understand children. A definite "yes" for this place.
Danielle C, Co-op Member
Love that they have a section for younger children. My children loved the water play and the wind tunnel. The rest of the museum is geared toward much older children, but highly interactive. Their renovations have been superb!
Kristie Hunter, Co-op Member
We love this museum so much, we travel over an hour just to get there!

Almost everything in the museum is hands on, which my boys, ages 8 & 5, love! Our favorite things are the touch tank and the Science demonstrations. Other things my boys really like are the bed of nails, and the chair pulleys.

Also, they have a wonderful organic snack bar that has some really yummy things there! The sweet potato fries are a favorite!
Tracy Bates, Co-op Member
We've had family memberships to Discovery Place for several years and always enjoy our visits. In addition to the great hands-on activities and I-Max, there are animal demonstrations and special demonstrations going on throughout the day. Last time we were there an employee walked out with a snake and was available to answer questions and let the children pet the snake. They also have homeschool classes and events monthly. Great place to visit any time, and especially on a rainy day!
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