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Looking for WONDERfully fun things to do in Charlotte? Explosive experiments, groundbreaking exhibitions, larger-than-life IMAX Dome films and brain-building activities that prove science is the coolest thing in town.

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Night at the IMAX: Wonders of the Arctic

Journey to a breathtaking ice wilderness​ at this special evening event

Tue | March 06, 2018
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Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour

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

Sat | February 24, 2018
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Are You da Vinci's Vitruvian Man?

Can you calculate the Golden Ratio?

Tue | February 20, 2018
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The da Vinci Bridge

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

Wed | February 21, 2018
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Building da Vinci’s Machines

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

Wed | February 21, 2018
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Air da Vinci

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

Tue | February 20, 2018
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Da Vinci’s Engineering Challenge

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

Sat | February 24, 2018
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Writing Like da Vinci

Can you crack the da Vinci code?

Sun | February 25, 2018
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Flying Monkeys

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

Thu | February 22, 2018
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Mardi Gras Masks

Make a festive mask to take home

Tue | February 20, 2018
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Meet a Hedgehog

Get to know Lil Quills and Young Poke

Sat | February 24, 2018
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Heart Dissection

Learn about the heart through a Museum educator-led dissection

Sat | February 24, 2018
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Engineering Design Challenge

Can you complete our Engineering Design Challenge?

Sat | February 24, 2018
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Day in the Life: Heart Day

Learn more about your heart and how to keep it healthy

Sat | February 24, 2018
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International Polar Bear Day

Learn about these amazing creatures & take the thermostat challenge

Tue | February 27, 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 | March 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 | March 03, 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 | March 03, 2018
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Engineer in Residence Workshop: Moving Water

Can you design a system to move water?

Sat | March 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

Sun | March 04, 2018
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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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Takeover Days: American Institute of Architects

Showcasing the STEM work being done in the Carolinas

Sat | March 10, 2018
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Think It Up Challenge: Sea Chemistry

Use acetone and Styrofoam to create a unique seascape

Sat | March 17, 2018
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Day in the Life: Histotechnology

Find out how the study of cells & tissue can keep us healthy

Sat | March 17, 2018
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HACKATHONclt

​Charlotte's biggest geek fest returns to Discovery Place Science

Sat | March 24, 2018
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Engineer in Residence Workshop: Filtration Systems

Build a filter to treat wastewater in this hands-on workshop

Sat | April 07, 2018
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Takeover Days: Little

Explore the field of architectural engineering

Sat | April 14, 2018
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Day in the Life: Phlebotomy

Discover careers in phlebotomy​ with the Carolinas College of Health Sciences

Sat | April 21, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Special Agent

Join Discovery Place Science educators to learn the science of forensics

Sat | April 21, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Detective

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

Sat | April 21, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Senses

Join Discovery Place Science educators for experiments involving your five senses

Sat | April 21, 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
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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 9 - 11)

Sat | April 28, 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 11 - 14)

Sat | April 28, 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
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Merit Badge Workshop: Energy

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

Sat | May 05, 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
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Engineer in Residence Workshop: Hydroponics

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

Sat | May 05, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Chess

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

Sun | May 06, 2018
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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: Trees

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

Sat | May 19, 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
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Merit Badge Workshop: Weather

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

Sat | June 02, 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
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Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity

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

Sat | June 02, 2018
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Engineer in Residence Workshop: Computer Engineering

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

Sat | June 02, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics

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

Sun | June 03, 2018
REGISTRATION CLOSED
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Homeschool Day

Discount admission & special offers for homeschool families

Tue | August 14, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Energy

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

Sat | August 25, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Engineering

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

Sat | August 25, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Chess

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

Sun | August 26, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability

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

Sun | August 26, 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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