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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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Make & Mingle: Honeycomb Shelves

Get creative in our adults-only DIY workshop

Thu | April 26, 2018
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Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour

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

Sat | April 28, 2018
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Are You da Vinci's Vitruvian Man?

Can you calculate the Golden Ratio?

Tue | April 24, 2018
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The da Vinci Bridge

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

Wed | April 25, 2018
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Building da Vinci’s Machines

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

Mon | April 23, 2018
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Air da Vinci

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

Tue | April 24, 2018
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Da Vinci’s Engineering Challenge

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

Sat | April 28, 2018
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Writing Like da Vinci

Can you crack the da Vinci code?

Sun | April 29, 2018
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Flying Monkeys

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

Mon | April 23, 2018
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Chromatography Butterflies

Learn about color chromatography with a fun art activity

Mon | April 23, 2018
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Bodies in Space

What happens to the human body in space?

Sat | April 28, 2018
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Bird Feeders

Make a bird feeder out of commonly recycled materials

Sat | April 28, 2018
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Astronomical Adventures

Explore the cosmos with hands-on activities and events throughout the Museum

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 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 11 - 14)

Sat | April 28, 2018
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Science & Superheroes Awards Ceremony​

A special event honoring the winners of the 2018 Science & Superheroes Contest​

Sun | April 29, 2018
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Night at the IMAX: Mystery of the Nile

Dive into an adventure under the sea​ during a special evening showing

Tue | May 01, 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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Takeover Days: Charlotte Water

A day of hands-on activities, crafts & water experiments

Sat | May 12, 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: 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: 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: 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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Donor Preview of Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family

An exclusive invitation-only event

Thu | May 24, 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
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Homeschool Day

Discount admission & special offers for homeschool families

Tue | August 14, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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: Electricity

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

Sat | December 01, 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 | December 01, 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 | December 02, 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 | December 02, 2018

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