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Thinker Space

Design, create and innovate in an all-new workshop for the maker in all of us

Labs

Explore More Stuff

Discover the secrets of "stuff" in a hands-on learning lab

Live Shows

Fired Up!

Fuel your senses with a show of fiery fun

Live Shows

Aquarium Guided Tour

Dive in and explore our amazing underwater world

Live Shows

The Chemist

See the world through a chemist’s goggles as you learn about the elements

Exhibitions

Being Me

​Celebrate human health and anatomy in an all-new exhibition

Labs

Explore More Life

A hands-on lab dedicated to exploring and celebrating biodiversity

Featured Exhibitions

Think It Up

Experiment, collaborate and learn by doing

Labs

Explore More Collections

Have you ever experienced the joy of finding something wonderful?

Featured Live Shows

Sub-Zero

Chill out and explore a world below freezing

Live Shows

Aquarium Feeding Tour

Join the live care team for a fish feeding

Featured Live Shows

Nose-to-Nose

Have an up close experience with our animal friends

Exhibitions

Cool Stuff

Discover the strange and eccentric world of physical phenomena

Exhibitions

KidScience

A special place for little ones and their caregivers to test, tinker and try

Exhibitions

Project Build

From elaborate castles to secret forts, let your design dreams come to life

Exhibitions

World Alive

Warm up in Charlotte's only indoor rainforest

Live Shows

A World Apart

Explore the tropical rainforest and its resident animals

Live Shows

Science at The Stage

The only thing you can expect is to be amazed

Events

Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour

Take an exclusive look at the non-public, working areas of our aquarium

Sat | December 01, 2018
Live Shows

Zapped: An Electrifying Experience

Help our scientists recreate some of Thomas Edison's electrical experiments

Featured Labs

Explore More Me

Explore what makes you unique in an all-new hands-on learning space

Events

Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Sustainability Merit Badge

Sun | December 02, 2018
Live Shows

What's Glowing On

Experience hot light, cold light and things that glow in the dark!

Events

Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Chemistry Merit Badge

Sat | December 01, 2018
Events

Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Oceanography Merit Badge

Sat | March 02, 2019
Events

Merit Badge Workshop: Programming

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Programming Merit Badge

Sat | March 02, 2019
Events

Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Pulp & Paper Merit Badge

Sat | March 02, 2019
Events

Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Robotics Merit Badge

Sat | February 02, 2019
Events

Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Space Exploration Merit Badge

Sun | February 03, 2019
Events

Merit Badge Workshop: Weather

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Weather Merit Badge

Sat | February 02, 2019
Events

Homeschool Day

Discount admission & special offers for homeschool families

Mon | January 07, 2019
Featured Events

Turkey Hats

Make a turkey hat & learn some fascinating turkey facts

Thu | November 22, 2018
Events

Coral Chemistry

What role does pH play in regulating the health of our oceans?

Sat | November 24, 2018
Events

Egg-cellent Nanotech

Can nano particles save an egg from falling to its doom?

Sat | November 24, 2018
Events

Lab Dissections

Learn about human anatomy through a comparative dissection

Sat | November 24, 2018
Featured Events

Frankenstein Celebration

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankeinstein

Sat | October 27, 2018
Events

Chemistry Day

Celebrate National Chemistry Day and have an explosive time

Sat | October 27, 2018
Events

Fiery Fun

Learn about the chemistry of fire

Sat | November 24, 2018
Events

Meet a Pharmacist

Talk to pharmacy staff and students from Atrium Health and Wingate University

Sat | November 24, 2018
Events

Survive and Thrive

Meet an animal representative from the terrestrial biomes

Sat | November 24, 2018
Events

Fossils

Celebrate Fossil Day all month long with imprint fossils

Thu | November 22, 2018
Events

National Geographic Live Daytime Show: On the Trail of Big Cats

Journey into the world of big cats with National Geographic photographer Steve Winter

Tue | March 26, 2019
Events

National Geographic Live Daytime Show: View From Above

Explore the stars & get to know astronaut Terry Virts

Tue | January 29, 2019
Events

Night at the IMAX: Backyard Wilderness

Explore the unexpected wonder of nature that is right under your nose

Tue | December 04, 2018
Events

Design Workshop

Learn how to use various new tools in this FREE workshop

Sat | November 24, 2018
Events

Senior Science Days: Towers of Past, Present & Future

Tap your inner engineer as we build an experience around some of the most famous buildings of the past, present and future.

Wed | May 29, 2019

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