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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

Science at The Stage

The only thing you can expect is to be amazed

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

​An all-new human health exhibition, opening October 7

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 - Opens Nov 4

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 IMAX

Amazon Adventure

In the rainforest, everything is not as it seems

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

Discover Earth's incredible biodiversity, from the rainforest to the oceans, alive at Discovery Place Science

Live Show

A World Apart

Explore the tropical rainforest and its resident animals

Event

Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour (*additional fee)

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

Sat | October 21 - June 30, 2018
Featured 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

December 3, 2017
Featured IMAX

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Opens December 14 in the IMAX Dome Theatre

Live Show

Who-Genie

Explore the building blocks of you

Live Show

Story Time with Reid and Paige

Join us for a fun reading of The Lorax

Live Show

Froggy Bottom Boys

Join The Froggy Bottom Boys in this tuneful romp through Fantastic Frogs

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

Takeover Days: Roush Fenway Racing

Showcasing STEM work being done in the Carolinas

January 13, 2018
Event

Think It Up Challenge: Paint a City

Use conductive material to light up the town

December 16, 2017
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Entertainment Technology

Explore the science behind your favorite types of entertainment

December 10, 2017
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Digital Movie Maker

Plan, create and edit your movie for the big premiere

December 10, 2017
Event

Takeover Days: Screwmatics

Showcasing STEM work being done in the Carolinas

December 9, 2017
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Inventor

Get in tune with your inner inventor and rock out with a new instrument

December 9, 2017
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Entertainment Technology

Explore the science behind your favorite types of entertainment

December 9, 2017
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Digital Movie Maker

Plan, create and edit your movie for the big premiere

December 9, 2017
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics

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

December 3, 2017
Event

Engineer in Residence Workshop: LED Holiday Card

Make your own light-up holiday card

Sat | December 2, 2017
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry

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

December 2, 2017
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity

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

December 2, 2017
Event

Think It Up Challenge: Build a Circuit

Turn on lights and make music using Little Bits

November 18, 2017
Event

Takeover Days: City of Charlotte & Odyssey of the Mind

Showcasing the STEM work being done in the Carolinas

November 11, 2017
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper

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

November 5, 2017
Event

Engineer in Residence Workshop: Daylight in a Bottle

Design an electricity-free way to light a house

Sat | November 4, 2017
Event

Da Vinci's Machines Member Preview

Get an exclusive look at our newest exhibition

November 4, 2017
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Weather

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

November 4, 2017
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Digital Technology

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

November 4, 2017
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Programming

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

November 4, 2017
Event

Cool Chemistry: Elephant Toothpaste

It’s time for some up close chemistry

Sat | October 21 - 31, 2017
Event

Biotechnology: Helping Hand

Build a robotic hand

Sat | October 21 - 28, 2017
Event

Dissection Series: Squid or Crab

Take an inside look a cephalopod

Sat | October 21 - 31, 2017
Event

Think It Up Challenge: CardBurg

Build a city out of cardboard

October 21, 2017
Featured Event

Science on the Rocks: Fright at the Museum

An adults-only night of monstrous mayhem

October 20, 2017

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