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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

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

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

IMAX

Wonders of the Arctic

Coming February 17 to the IMAX Dome Theatre

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 (*additional fee)

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

Sat | January 27, 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 | March 04, 2018
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Featured IMAX

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Now showing in the IMAX Dome Theatre

Live Show

Who-Genie

Explore the building blocks of you

Live Show

Story Time with Reid

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
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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
REGISTRATION CLOSED
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

Girls in STEM Workshop: Detective

Join Discovery Place Science educators to detect codes, fingerprints and DNA

Sat | April 21, 2018
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Healthy Eating

Join Discovery Place Science educators to learn how food affects you, from stress to sleep

Sat | February 10, 2018
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Healthy Living

Learn ways to stay healthy, from decoding food labels to reducing stress

Sat | February 10, 2018
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: My Best Self

Join Discovery Place Science educators to learn way to keep yourself healthy

Sat | February 10, 2018
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Senses

Join Discovery Place Science educators for experiments involving your five senses

Sat | April 21, 2018
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Special Agent

Join Discovery Place Science educators to learn the science of forensics

Sat | April 21, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry

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

Sun | March 04, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Chess

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

Sun | January 21, 2018
REGISTRATION CLOSED
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 | March 03, 2018
Event

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 | March 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 | March 03, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics

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

Sat | February 03, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration

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

Sun | February 04, 2018
Event

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
REGISTRATION CLOSED
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability

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

Sun | January 21, 2018
REGISTRATION CLOSED
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Weather

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

Sat | February 03, 2018

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