The coolest thing in Charlotte this side of -321 degrees

Join our resident physicist to chill out and explore a world below freezing. With materials so cold they can only be touched with cryogenic gloves, you're in for an icy treat!

The star of the show is liquid nitrogen - a unique element that's so cold, when poured out of its tank in a room temperature setting; it turns to gas before even hitting the floor - giving you the chance to frolic in a nitrogen cloud. You'll watch as it makes a surgical glove as delicate as glass, takes the bounce out of a bouncy ball and causes a penny to shatter with one strike of a hammer.

Did you know that 78% of Earth's atmosphere is composed of nitrogen? Learn more frosty facts about this important element at Sub-Zero.

  • All Ages
  • Included In Admission
  • Duration: 30


Tue Aug, 04
  • 11:15 a.m.

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Looking for fun things to do in Charlotte? Step into a world where science is brought to life through explosive experiments, groundbreaking exhibitions, larger-than-life IMAX Dome films and hands-on activities that let you explore more.