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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!
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • 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 3 days ago

Just saw Star Wars - The Last Jedi and I should have asked for my money back! The image was so dark that at times I couldn't see characters' faces. The "center channel" audio was so low I could barely make out the dialog. I...More

Thank Remoteportal
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small group of us visited Discovery Place in Charlotte to view the exhibit of Leonardo's models that illustrated his inventiveness. The exhibition was outstanding with well-made models that were labeled to describe what they did. Some were available for moving to demonstrate their functions,...More

Thank Charles P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of great hands-on exhibits that will entertain and educate at the same time. These cover various aspects of science and engineering. Also hosts travelling feature exhibits that are always amazing. Plus an IMAX theater

Thank jc19602015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here with kids ages 5 and 4 and 2 adults it was an amazing place for such a great price! Kids had a ball with the 3d goggles and venturing though the body. My husband and I enjoyed the Da Vinci exhibit. Kids...More

Thank cortneydorian
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. From field trips with the kids in school, to great visiting exhibitions. This is my favorite hands-on experience in the region.

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We specifically came for a Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition which include examples of his inventions, ideas and art. It was a weekday before Christmas and the place was 90% kids. They were having a ball, since many exhibits are interactive. We only had time for...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a girl scout event. The place is nice...I guess it was not my cup of tea. I don't really like science and so it wasn't what I was expecting. My girls had a great time.

Thank jayca519
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Discovery Place is such a great time for everyone, every age and ability. My kids are teenagers and still look forward to going to exhibits and “trying “ the various experiences...always reliable fun! Great way to spend a day reconnecting with family.

Thank lbeemanzione
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Discovery Place Science is a great place to visit with the whole family. It is very interactive, fun and full of excellent learning opportunities. They rotating exhibits are always so interesting and keeps you wanting to come back for more.

Thank cmozingo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had gone here as a child over 20 years, and returned with my nieces & nephew who live in Charlotte. What a pleasant surprise to find it bigger, better, and bringing joy & learning to a new generation. The current Da Vinci exhibit is fantastic....More

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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.
2 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