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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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“all ages” (174 reviews)
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Great family destination for kids of almost any age, often unique visiting exhibits in addition to normal displays, plus IMAX

Thank bobhin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My ten year old daughter and I visited Discovery Place on a recent mom-daughter visit to Charlotte. Wow! We spent a solid two and a half hours there. The engineering exhibits were interactive and fun. We rode into the air powered only by air and...More

Thank Shalottlove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing friendly staff. Hours of fun, engaging, learning play! So many special activities, like Nature Cat, and public T.v. bringing programs there too!

Thank Kate R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of fun filled educational activities for all ages however geared to slightly older children. Museum allows lower income families to enter for only $2 a person!

Thank Lindsey S
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 8 November 2017

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 8 November 2017

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
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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