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Featured Lab

Thinker Space

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

Featured IMAX

Dream Big

Now showing in the IMAX Dome Theatre

Lab

Explore More Stuff

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

Live Show

Fired Up!

Fuel your senses with a show of fiery fun

Live Show

Aquarium Guided Tour

Dive in and explore our amazing underwater world

Live Show

The Chemist

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

Featured Exhibition

Being Me

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

Lab

Explore More Life

A hands-on lab dedicated to exploring and celebrating biodiversity

Featured Exhibition

Think It Up

Experiment, collaborate and learn by doing

Featured Exhibition

Da Vinci's Machines

Discover the genius, now on exhibition

Lab

Explore More Collections

Have you ever experienced the joy of finding something wonderful?

Live Show

Sub-Zero

Chill out and explore a world below freezing

Live Show

Aquarium Feeding Tour

Join the live care team for a fish feeding

Featured Live Show

Nose-to-Nose

Have an up close experience with our animal friends

Exhibition

Cool Stuff

Discover the strange and eccentric world of physical phenomena

Exhibition

KidScience

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

Exhibition

Project Build

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

Exhibition

World Alive

Warm up in Charlotte's only indoor rainforest

Featured Exhibition

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family

Roaring to life May 26, 2018

IMAX

Flying Monsters

Opens May 26 in the IMAX Dome Theatre

Featured IMAX

Wonders of the Arctic

Journey to an ice wilderness in IMAX

Live Show

A World Apart

Explore the tropical rainforest and its resident animals

Live Show

Science at The Stage

The only thing you can expect is to be amazed

Event

Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour

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

Sat | April 28, 2018
Live Show

Zapped: An Electrifying Experience

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

Featured Lab

Explore More Me

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

Exhibition

Fantastic Frogs

Back by popular demand

Event

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 Show

Who-Genie

Explore the building blocks of you

Live Show

Story Time

Bring your family to enjoy a fun children's story every week

Live Show

Masters of Mimicry

Learn about adaptations that allow plants and animals to blend into their environment

Live Show

What's Glowing On

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

Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics

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

Sun | June 03, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry

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

Sat | June 02, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity

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

Sat | June 02, 2018
Featured Live Show

Character Portrayal

Hear stories of da Vinci from historical figures who knew him​

Live Show

Global Soundscapes

Explore our amazing planet through sound

Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry

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

Sat | December 01, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Chess

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

Sun | May 06, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Energy

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

Sat | May 05, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography

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

Sat | September 22, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography

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

Sat | May 05, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Programming

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

Sat | November 03, 2018
Event

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
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Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics

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

Sat | September 22, 2018
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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
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Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration

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

Sat | May 05, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Weather

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

Sat | June 02, 2018
Event

Air da Vinci

Create your own da Vinci inspired flying machine and put it to the test

Tue | April 24, 2018
Event

Are You da Vinci's Vitruvian Man?

Can you calculate the Golden Ratio?

Tue | April 24, 2018
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Building da Vinci’s Machines

Assemble some of Leonardo da Vinci's more famous creations.

Mon | April 23, 2018
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Da Vinci’s Engineering Challenge

Can you build a structure that can withstand a siege machine?

Sat | April 28, 2018
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Flying Monkeys

Create a flying machine with a twist -- a barrel of monkeys

Mon | April 23, 2018
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Homeschool Day

Discount admission & special offers for homeschool families

Tue | August 14, 2018
Event

The da Vinci Bridge

Learn how to make da Vinci's self-supporting bridge

Wed | April 25, 2018
Event

Writing Like da Vinci

Can you crack the da Vinci code?

Sun | April 29, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Learn to think like a citizen scientist while exploring astronomy (For ages 7 - 9)

Sat | April 28, 2018
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Learn to think like a citizen scientist while exploring astronomy (For ages 9 - 11)

Sat | April 28, 2018
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Learn to think like a citizen scientist while exploring astronomy (For ages 11 - 14)

Sat | April 28, 2018
Event

Engineer in Residence Workshop: Hydroponics

Can you design and engineer a soil-less crop system?

Sat | May 05, 2018
Event

Chromatography Butterflies

Learn about color chromatography with a fun art activity

Mon | April 23, 2018
Event

Engineer in Residence Workshop: Computer Engineering

What can robots do in the real world, and how can they help humans?

Sat | June 02, 2018
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Designing Robots

Discover how robots imitate nature and can help people

Sun | May 13, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Designing Robots

Design and create your own robot to take home

Sun | May 13, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Flowers

Learn about the science of flowers & how to change a flower’s color

Sat | May 19, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Home Scientist

Join Discovery Place Science educators to mix, measure and make concoctions

Sat | May 19, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Programming Robots

Have you ever wondered how a robot works?

Sun | May 20, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Programming Robots

Learn how to think like a robot in a hands-on coding workshop

Sun | May 20, 2018
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Trees

Join Discovery Place Science educators to learn about the science behind trees

Sat | May 19, 2018
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Kick the Perfect Field Goal

Discover the science behind what it takes to kick the perfect field goal​

Thu | May 03, 2018
Event

Bodies in Space

What happens to the human body in space?

Sat | April 28, 2018
Event

Astronomical Adventures

Explore the cosmos with hands-on activities and events throughout the Museum

Sat | April 28, 2018
Event

Bird Feeders

Make a bird feeder out of commonly recycled materials

Sat | April 28, 2018

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