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Thinker Space

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

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

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

Now open - Buy tickets today

IMAX

Flying Monsters

Travel to a time when monsters ruled the skies

Featured IMAX

Wonders of the Arctic

Journey to an ice wilderness in IMAX

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 | June 23, 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

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!

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: 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: Programming

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

Sat | November 03, 2018
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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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Homeschool Day

Discount admission & special offers for homeschool families

Tue | August 14, 2018
Featured Event

Make & Mingle: Modern Wood Dog Bed

Get creative in our adults-only DIY workshop

Thu | June 28, 2018
Event

Day in the Life: Brain Day with Atrium Health

A day of brain candy for curious minds

Sat | June 23, 2018
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Pigeon Dissections

Take an inside look at bird anatomy

Sat | June 23, 2018
Event

Magnetic Field Sun Prints

Using a UV light and sun print paper, see a magnetic field come to life

Sat | June 23, 2018
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Farro Salad

Try a new take on a healthy dish

Sat | June 30, 2018

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