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Discovery Place Science

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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...more
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301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Discovery Place continues to delight. This visit was for a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the regional American Chemical Society section. The event was in the Windows on Tryon meeting room, and we had the opportunity to visit the museum and gift shop. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on Saturday with our 4yo, he had a great time. He especially liked the area for younger children on the lower level, he couldn’t get enough of the water table.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fourth visit in three years, since we live in Illinois. Always go here when in town. Each time, it seems more activities are broken. Perhaps, they need to eliminate the stuff that doesn’t stay working and stick with what does. Kid friendly place but very...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to check out Discovery Place in Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s a great facility located right in the heart of the city and in walking distance to several restaurants in the area. This multi floor experience offers plenty of...More

Thank gdotson1001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent the whole day at Discovery Place Science with the family. We had 6 and 9 year old with us and we all had the best time. We were blown away by the amount of activities available in one location. The hands on labs were...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2018

this is a wonderful place for activities for all ages. So many inter-active themes and fun shows throughout the day. a "must see" is the 3-D printer room where you can create and observe an item being made. Each area of this museum is a...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

I have a 6 and a 5 years old. It is always fun to ride the train to get there. The exhibits are always interesting and my children love to spend time and play at Discovery Place. At least 3 hours of fun. It is...More

Thank Mily V
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This is a wonder with lots of learning experiences for the kids. It can be very crowded on weekends and holidays. The kids learn about physics and the nature sciences from hands-on activities.

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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Lots of activities to keep kids interested. Be prepared to wait to enjoy your turn at the exhibits. Bring plenty of money to get in.

Reviewed September 4, 2018

The museum kept us occupied for a morning that we had to kll while we were in Charlotte. There are a lot of interactive exhibits on the first floor that we enjoyed doing. It would probably be worth repeat visits if you have small children,...More

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Ritz-Carlton, Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown, Courtyard Charlotte City Center.
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You can easily spend 2-2.5 hours just at the museum. There are several kid friendly restaurants nearby the museum too.