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Discovery Place Science

Hours

Closed
Sun
10:30AM-4:30PM
Mon-Fri
9:30AM-4:30PM
Sat
10:30AM-4:30PM

Total Venue Capacity

  • 1,800 Reception, 400 Seated

Level 1 (without Theater)

  • 300+ Reception, 100+ Seated

Level 2

  • 1,500 Reception, 300 Seated

Level 3

  • 360+ Reception, 60+ Seated

IMAX Dome Theater

  • 280 Seated

Education Studio (Full)

  • 200+ Reception, 100+ Seated

Discovery Theater

  • 200 Seated

Sun Terrace

  • 100 Reception, 60 Seated

Education Studio (Spark or Flow)

  • 75+ Reception, 50+ Seated

Windows on Tryon

  • 55+ Reception, 30+ Seated

Location

Uptown

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One of the top science museums in the nation, Discovery Place Science is a one-of-a-kind venue, providing creative, intelligent and fun spaces. Mingle, eat and drink while surrounded by an urban rainforest, aquarium habitats and interactive exhibits showcasing the latest advancements. Plus enhance your experience with special activities and dynamic demonstrations that add a spark to any event.

Google Reviews

4.6

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Jahaira Guilbe

2 months ago

Our family visited this location back in April. It was a friend of ours idea as it was her toddlers birthday weekend and this is where she wanted to go. I have an 11 and 12 year old who also enjoyed it very much. The reptiles were very cool. There was a room where you were able to put tons of things under a microscope and even the adults enjoyed that room. It's a really cute place and we all enjoyed our time.

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Alex Lai

4 months ago

We loved this place! There were many interesting hands on exhibits to make science fund and exciting for kids. My 3 1/2 year old son really enjoyed it. You have to buy your tickets in advance. You can get. 10% discount if you sign up for their News letter. Follow the directions for parking validation or else youd pay $22.

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Mohammed Islam

3 months ago

For kids to learn through experience, this place is superb. Initially I was underwhelmed. The live stock and life exhibitions are limited. However all the activities to get kids involved in makes up for any life exhibits. From biology, physics, chemistry to geology, kids can experience these science through play and experiment. Give yourself several hours.

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Brian

4 months ago

A great fun way to spend the afternoon with kids in Charlotte. The staff are friendly and willing to answer kid's questions. There are lots of hands-on interactive exhibits that allow children to learn and had fun at the same time. My 10 year old loved trying everything out and would ask questions after trying one of the hands-on experiences...she learned a lot. They also have staff led demonstrations with things like liquid nitrogen that she found absolutely facilitating. Highly recommend if you are in the Charlotte area with children.

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Kathryn ragno

8 months ago

What a great place, so much variety of things for kids to do. They had the Rain Forrest exhibit, which was really good. Quick tip - buy the tickets in advance to avoid the long line waiting to buy. If you forget, there is a QR code on the front door to buy while you are there.