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Discovery Place Science



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



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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.

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Kyle Killough

a week ago

Was fun, but def bring your stroller for the really little ones. Seemed like parts of it were closed off and not as many shows / exhibits open now. Needs a coat check. Miss the laser light table exhibit with the prisms and mirrors. I used to come as a child and it seemed like there were less truly interactive exhibits this time. Fun but needs more for the price.


Noa Weinberg

a week 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



a month 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.


Satira Labib

a month ago

I've been here multiple times with my children. It is definitely geared more to an older child. We really like it here but compared to other science museums I've been to I just don't feel like it has enough. It's always really clean though and the staff are always helpful. We came to see the Apollo exhibit while it was here. That's a tiny aquarium. Lots of physics/simple machines for kids to test. Learn about the body. Indoor rainforest.



4 months 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.