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Discovery Place Science

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301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
+1 704-372-6261
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Step inside an amazing world of science and spend a day at Discovery Place Science, one of Charlotte's most popular attractions. Featuring hands-on fun for everyone, guests can walk the rainforest, enjoy jaw-dropping experiments or wonder at the underwater world in the aquarium. Become immersed in larger-than-life IMAX adventures or the eye-popping 3D Theatre where science and nature spring to life. Plus, experience daily programming that stimulates the senses and imagination. It's scientifically proven fun!
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
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+1 704-372-6261
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a hands on museum that encourages creativity and expriencing how science works. Great for kids but as adults we enjoyed playing as well we went to specifically see the DaVinci exhibit which was very well set up. Afterwards we visited the rest of...More

Thank MCB28
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I happened to be in Charlotte for business and saw an advertisement for the DaVinci exhibit being held at the Discovery Place. The curator for the da Vinci exhibit was a pleasure to speak to and so were the volunteers that were working while I...More

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lot of science exibits covering multiple topics around physics/chemistry and biology. They bring in multiple events. Lot of learning for the kids and family..friendly staff..worth buying annual pass and taking kids multiple times..

Thank Elayaperumal G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited with 2 year old grandchild. Lots to see and we were comfortable letting grandson run out ahead and explore. Some exhibits could use a facelift, i.e. Rain Forest. Overall, a fantastic afternoon.

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have had a family membership for years. A great experience for young and older alike. Always a lot to do and see from hands-on science to the IMAX Theater. Charlotte is fortunate to have such a facility.

Thank John N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my 2 y.o. grandson this fall. He was thrilled but so were his parents. They have updated every aspect except for the boa constrictor that comes out to be petted. The exhibits are fascinating displays of science and mechanics that are fun and...More

Thank T8273EDpaul
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our grandson loved to explore, loved to learn, loved to wonder. All this he did at the Discovery Place Science. He could be himself and never get bored. He moved when he wanted from one exciting setup to another - sometimes he would build one...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to bring the kids on a rainy day! We have kids from 10 to 17 and each one enjoyed their time here. This is a great place.

Thank stezoo97
Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovery place seems to be open during school hours and seems like lots of schools do field trips, so the place was absolutely packed with kids. Which led to a lot of standing waiting for a chance for the kids to play. It was pretty...More

Thank fireyoda90
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I saw an exhibition of guitars there - was WAY overpriced for what it was. It is a decent place- young kids would enjoy it; I rate it good, but not excellent.

Thank mvp019aa
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10 September 2017|
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Response from KipDylan | Reviewed this property |
Water bottles are OK to bring in but outside food is not allowed
6 January 2017|
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Response from Adventuredawgs | Reviewed this property |
A single senior ticket for the museum only is $15 or $20 with the IMAX included. You would need to contact them directly for the membership and group discounts.
3 November 2016|
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Response from scom4t | Reviewed this property |
There is an area on the lower level that is specifically designed for children this young. It is called KidScience. They can play with water, soft blocks, musical instruments. There is even an area there specifically for... More