Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

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Earth is a planet born of fire.

For billions of years, volcanoes have helped forge the world we know. From the continents to the air we breathe and even life itself, all have been shaped by volcanic energy. These processes have created extraordinary ecosystems and wildlife habitats. With over 500 active volcanoes, the Earth is bursting at the seams with these forces of mass construction. The story of Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation is the story of the planet’s creation and the story of us.

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  • All Ages
  • September 01 - February 17


Thu Feb, 02
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.


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Tickets (Ages 2 & older) $6 $7

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  • Will I be required to wear a face mask while attending the show?

    At this time, masks are not required but strongly encouraged for all Museum visitors.

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    The Discovery Place paid parking deck entrance is located at 220 W Sixth St., Charlotte, North Carolina 28202. Get directions using Google Maps.

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    The entrance to the Accenture IMAX Dome Theatre is located on 6th St. between Tryon St. & Church St.

  • When can I arrive?

    Daytime shows: Theatre doors open 15 minutes prior to showtime. If your showtime is during regular Museum operating hours, your ticket does not include admission into Discovery Place Science. Museum admission tickets can be purchased here.

    Evening shows: Museum doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime and theatre doors open 20 minutes prior to showtime.

  • Are my seats in the IMAX theatre assigned?

    Seating is not assigned.

  • Will the concessions stand be open? Can I bring my own food or drinks?

    Food and drinks are not permitted inside the theatre.