Explore More Me
Explore what makes you unique in an all-new hands-on learning space
Join us for Discovery Place’s annual celebration of science and discover what the future may hold!
Explore the future of how we live, work and play through a series of one-night-only, hands-on Science Salon experiences throughout the Museum. Dream about what is to come and see innovation in action as you hear from Mitchell Joachim, one of the world’s top innovators and designers.
Ticket proceeds will help bring educational and inspirational STEM programming to more than 100,000 students located throughout the Carolinas.
Mitchell Joachim is a Co-Founder of Terreform ONE.
Mitchell is one of the most influential visionary designers in the world today. From food scarcity and waste mitigation to sustainable energy, Mitchell’s inventions and innovative concepts tackle the biggest problems facing society through the interface of technology, design and synthetic biology. Mitchell’s projects have been exhibited at design centers around the world including MoMA and the Venice Biennale, and will be on display for one night only at Discovery Place Science.
Mitchell earned a Master of Architecture at Columbia University, Master of Architecture and Urban Design at Harvard University and PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has also been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and fellowships with TED and the Martin Society for Sustainability at MIT. He has been the recipient of the Zumtobel Award for Sustainability, History Channel Infiniti Award for City of the Future, and Time Magazine’s Best Invention award with MIT for the Smart Cities Car.
6:00 p.m. Out-of-this-World Cocktails
6:30 p.m. A Conversation with Mitchell Joachim
7:00 p.m. Eat. Drink. Dream.
Immerse yourself in the future as you wander through science salons that allow you to dream about the future of mobility, energy, cyber and more while engaging with specialists and prototypes from local STEM industries.
Science Salon content partners include ESRI, Clemson University, Bank of America and Duke Energy.
Salon Sponsor $10,000
- 15 tickets to the celebration
- Name recognition in event program and on-site signage the evening of the event
- Recognition as sponsor of one science salon
- Recognition on Discovery Place website (including link), annual report and donor wall
- 5 Family Memberships or 25 complimentary tickets to any Discovery Place Museum
Wonder Sponsor $5,000
- 10 tickets to the celebration
- Name recognition in event program
- Recognition on Discovery Place website, annual report and donor wall
- 10 complimentary tickets to any Discovery Place Museum
Individual Tickets $250
Contact Courtney Hurd at 704.972.4905 or CourtneyH@DiscoveryPlace.org
|12:30 p.m.||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration||N/A|
|12:30 p.m.||American Girl Discovery Place Visit||N/A|
|12:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|1:00 p.m.||Oceans: Our Blue Planet||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|1:00 p.m.||What's Glowing On||Discovery Theatre|
|1:00 p.m.||Sub-Zero||The Stage|
|1:30 p.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|2:00 p.m.||Wild Africa||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|2:00 p.m.||Playful Pinwheels||Explore More Collections|
|2:00 p.m.||The Chemist||The Stage|
|2:30 p.m.||Aquarium Guided Tour||World Alive|
|3:00 p.m.||Fired Up!||The Stage|
|3:00 p.m.||Oceans: Our Blue Planet||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|3:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|4:00 p.m.||Wild Africa||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|Sep 29||Design Workshop|
|Sep 29||Elephant Toothpaste|
|Sep 29||The Perfect Dose|
|Sep 29||Seed Creature|
|Sep 29||Playful Pinwheels|
|Sep 23||American Girl Discovery Place Visit|
|Sep 23||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|Oct 02||Night at the IMAX: Journey to the South Pacific|
|Oct 23||National Geographic Live Daytime Show: Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice|
|Oct 23||National Geographic Live: Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice|
|Oct 25||Make & Mingle: Spooky String Art|
|Nov 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|Nov 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper|
|Nov 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Programming|
|Nov 06||Night at the IMAX: Wild Africa|
|Nov 29||Make & Mingle: Wine Rack & Tray|
|Dec 01||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Dec 01||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Dec 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Dec 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|
|Dec 04||Night at the IMAX: Backyard Wilderness|
|Jan 07||Homeschool Day|
|Jan 09||Senior Science Days: Entomology (BUGS!!)|
|Jan 29||National Geographic Live: View From Above|
|Jan 29||National Geographic Live Daytime Show: View From Above|
|Mar 26||National Geographic Live: On the Trail of Big Cats|
|Mar 26||National Geographic Live Daytime Show: On the Trail of Big Cats|
|May 29||Senior Science Days: Towers of Past, Present & Future|