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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

Featured 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?

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

World Alive

Warm up in Charlotte's only indoor rainforest

Featured Exhibitions

Tyrannosaurs - Meet the Family

Final weeks! Don't miss out and buy tickets today

IMAX

Flying Monsters

Travel to a time when monsters ruled the skies

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 | August 25, 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 | September 22, 2018
Events

Merit Badge Workshop: Programming

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

Sat | November 03, 2018
Events

Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper

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

Sat | November 03, 2018
Events

Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics

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

Sat | September 22, 2018
Events

Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration

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

Sun | September 23, 2018
Events

Merit Badge Workshop: Weather

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

Sat | November 03, 2018
Events

Homeschool Day

Discount admission & special offers for homeschool families

Mon | January 07, 2019

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