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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: Modern Wood Dog Bed

Get creative in our adults-only DIY workshop

Thu | June 28, 2018
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Night at the IMAX: The Living Sea

Appreciate the splendor of our seas on a journey to the Islands of Palau

Tue | July 03, 2018
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Science on the Rocks: A Night on Mount Olympus

A night of fun that you really Odyssey

Fri | July 20, 2018
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National Geographic Live: Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice

Follow along as David Doubilet & Jennifer Hayes dive deep into the unknown

Tue | October 23, 2018
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Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour

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

Sat | June 23, 2018
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Pet Rocks

Create your very own pet rock

Sat | June 23, 2018
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Farro Salad

Try a new take on a healthy dish

Sat | June 23, 2018
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Pigeon Dissections

Take an inside look at bird anatomy

Sat | June 23, 2018
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Magnetic Field Sun Prints

Using a UV light and sun print paper, see a magnetic field come to life

Sat | June 23, 2018
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Day in the Life: Brain Day with Atrium Health

A day of brain candy for curious minds

Sat | June 23, 2018
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Fluke Hats

Learn all about flukes and make a fun hat

Sun | July 01, 2018
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3D Modeling Workshop

Learn the basics of Tinkercad, a 3D modeling platform

Mon | July 02, 2018
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Oobleck on a Speaker

Learn about sound and vibration through this audibly exciting lab

Fri | July 06, 2018
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Take a Cell-fie

View your own cells and take a picture for the ultimate cell-fie

Fri | July 06, 2018
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Aquatic Animal Dissections

Take an inside look at different aquatic animals

Fri | July 06, 2018
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Mold Making and Fossils

Make molds through various processes and techniques

Sat | July 07, 2018
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Laser Cutting Workshop

Explore the basics of laser cutting

Mon | July 09, 2018
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Fossil Day

Uncover the world of fossils with the North Carolina Fossil Club

Sat | July 14, 2018
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Build a Cell

Construct an organelle using materials and tools available in Thinker Space

Sat | July 14, 2018
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Sewing Workshop

Learn how to use a sewing machine in this hands-on workshop

Mon | July 16, 2018
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A Day in the Life: Simulation Center with Atrium Health

Learn about the uses of simulators in the medical field in this hands-on clinic

Sat | July 21, 2018
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Prehistoric Shark Week

Explore collections and find a fossil shark tooth in the aurora sand

Mon | July 23, 2018
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Dino Pit

Uncover fossils in the Tyrannosaurs - Meet the Family exhibition

Thu | July 26, 2018
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Make & Mingle: 3D Printing Workshop

Get creative in our adults-only DIY workshop

Thu | July 26, 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: 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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Senior Science Days: Africa

Learn about Africa through speakers, activities and live animal encounters

Wed | September 19, 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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Senior Science Days: Entomology (BUGS!!)

Explore the world of bugs with hands-on exhibitions and immersive experiences

Wed | January 09, 2019
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National Geographic Live: View From Above

Explore the stars & get to know astronaut Terry Virts

Tue | January 29, 2019
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National Geographic Live: On the Trail of Big Cats

Journey into the world of big cats with National Geographic photographer Steve Winter

Tue | March 26, 2019
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Senior Science Days: Towers of Past, Present & Future

Tap your inner engineer as we build an experience around some of the most famous buildings of the past, present and future.

Wed | May 29, 2019

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