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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

​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 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 | November 25, 2017
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 03, 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 & Paige

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

Live Show

Froggy Bottom Boys

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

Event

Takeover Days: Roush Fenway Racing

Showcasing STEM work being done in the Carolinas

Sat | January 13, 2018
Event

Think It Up Challenge: Paint a City

Use conductive material to light up the town

Sat | December 16, 2017
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Entertainment Technology

Explore the science behind your favorite types of entertainment

Sun | December 10, 2017
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Digital Movie Maker

Plan, create and edit your movie for the big premiere

Sun | December 10, 2017
Event

Takeover Days: Screwmatics

Showcasing STEM work being done in the Carolinas

Sat | December 09, 2017
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Inventor

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

Sat | December 09, 2017
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Entertainment Technology

Explore the science behind your favorite types of entertainment

Sat | December 09, 2017
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Digital Movie Maker

Plan, create and edit your movie for the big premiere

Sat | December 09, 2017
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics

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

Sun | December 03, 2017
Event

Engineer in Residence Workshop: LED Holiday Card

Make your own light-up holiday card

Sat | December 02, 2017
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry

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

Sat | December 02, 2017
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity

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

Sat | December 02, 2017
Event

PJs in North Pole City

Celebrate the season with The Polar Express in IMAX & fun holiday activities

Fri | December 08, 2017
Event

Magnify It

Use recycled items to make your own magnifying glass

Sat | November 25, 2017
Event

Turkey Talk

Make a turkey hat and learn about this bird's importance for Catawba Indians

Tue | November 21, 2017
Event

Green Graffiti

Learn about moss & paint a picture that can grow on its own

Sat | November 25, 2017
Event

Mechanical Advantage

How do simple machines make our lives easier?

Sat | November 25, 2017
IMAX

The Polar Express

See it in IMAX as part of PJs​ in North Pole City December 8 - 10

Featured Live Show

The da Vinci Bridge

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

Featured Live Show

Simple Machines

Many of da Vinci's inventions have inspired machines in today's world

Featured Live Show

Air da Vinci

Create your own da Vinci inspired flyer and put it to the test in our Flutter Tubes

Featured Live Show

Building da Vinci’s Machines

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

Featured Live Show

Character Portrayal

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

Featured Live Show

Writing Like da Vinci

Can you crack the da Vinci code?

Featured Live Show

Are You da Vinci's Vitruvian Man?

Learn to calculate the Golden Ratio & explore some surprising examples

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