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Discovery Place Science

#6 of 177 things to do in Charlotte Features Animals
301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
+1 704-372-6261
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Enjoyed by older folks too!

We went on a rainy Tuesday when the art galleries wanted to visit turned out to be closed. We quite... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Margaret B
via mobile
This children's science museum is amazing in depth and bredth

For those with children of any age, this is "must do" when visiting Charlotte, and for Charlotte... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
Fourth Ward
+1 704-372-6261
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went on a rainy Tuesday when the art galleries wanted to visit turned out to be closed. We quite enjoyed ourselves and we are a couple of 60+ folks! There was a special exhibit of frogs and a display of artworks composed of things...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 1 week ago

For those with children of any age, this is "must do" when visiting Charlotte, and for Charlotte families, a membership is well worth the investment. It is a shame that the cost of a visit makes it inaccessible to many, but if you can get...More

Thank ellenshep
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice time at Discovery Place Science however, my children are older so some of the attractions didn't keep their attention for very long. It was also pretty pricey for a family of four just to walk around and look at science toys...More

1  Thank Jon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't speak to the Discovery Place, but we went to the IMAX Dome theater (which is within the building) and it was great! You can see the room where they load the IMAX film. Cameron came out and answered questions for us and was...More

Thank rabbitgirl7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kids loved it and are ready to go back as soon as possible. Still had many levels of fun and interactive displays. Ages 4 to 13 all had fun

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Discovery Place Science Museum was a fun way to spend the afternoon. We were leaving Charlotte and decided to check it out after check out of our hotel. Even though they were between exhibits at the time, there was still a lot to do there,...More

Thank Connie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought our grand daughter here. Great for kids of all ages, but lots of fun for adults too. I'm an engineer, so I like all the technical stuff. There is lots of it and I learned a few things! The most impressive thing about this...More

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my daughter here without really knowing much about the place. We had an awesome time! You need at least 1/2 to an entire day. There is a food court here with outstanding food. You will need about $15 for each adult or teen and...More

Thank Cape_May_Family
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a wonderful place for adults and children, but especially for children it is a perfect way to introduce them to the wonders of science. There is plenty of parking in the lot across the road.

Thank Buddettes_Journey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been a while, but our memories shared with our granddaughter will always bring a smile to us. She had the time of her life. We returned a couple years later and even though she was a little older than most she enjoyed it.

Thank Rose P
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What is the cost for a single visit to senior citizens? What is the cost of 42 senior citizens year pass?
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.
I will be visiting Charlotte to see my 3 1/2 month old grandson. Would this be a good place to spend some time with him?
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
Is this a good museum for high school and college age kids as well as adults, or best for younger children?
24 September 2016|
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Response from Terry B | Reviewed this property |
Might not be enough for them if they are not into animals. They do have an IMAX theatre that shows some cool movies. Ex. Dirtbike, airplane stuff.