Looking for fun and educational things to do with your group?
Open Today from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Discovery Place is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our admission fees cover only a portion of the cost to provide high-quality science education experiences to our community.
Discovery Place Science is closed Easter Sunday, September 4-8, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
|Monday - Friday||9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
Adults (14-59), Children (2-13), Seniors (60+)
Children younger than 2 FREE. Group discounts available.
Military receive $2.00 off Museum admission (must show ID).
Plus any applicable sales and use taxes.
As a benefit of your EBT card or WIC voucher, you can visit any Discovery Place museum as often as you'd like for only $1 per person. Just show your benefits card at Admissions to receive the discount for up to six family members and begin your day of discovery. Welcome participants may also purchase IMAX tickets for only $5 per person and discounted parking is available for $8 per vehicle.
Welcome program benefits are for NC and SC residents only and may not be used for school or group visits. Some special exhibitions will require an additional fee. ID is required.
Discovery Place is participating in Museums for All, a cooperative initiative between the Association of Children's Museums and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences. The Welcome program is supported by The MetLife Foundation as a Sustaining Partner.
Enrich your students' education with a field trip to one of the top science museums in the nation. Enjoy hands-on exhibitions, live animal encounters, larger-than-life IMAX® films and engaging classes that meet curriculum needs and bring science to life.
Discovery Place Science is located in the heart of uptown Charlotte and is accessible by car, train or foot:
The Discovery Place Science Parking Deck is located at the corner of Church and 6th Sts. in uptown Charlotte. Walking access to the Museum from the Parking Deck is through the overstreet walkway on P3 or by entering the Museum from 6th St.
First Hour: FREE, 1 Hour +: $12.00, After 5:00 p.m.: $5.00
Rates repeat at 3:00 a.m.
Free offsite parking is available for buses and vans. Shuttle service is available for bus drivers Monday through Friday only.
Discovery Place Science is two blocks from the 7th St. Station stop on the LYNX Light Rail system. Upon exiting the train at 7th St., head west toward Tryon St., Discovery Place Science is located on Tryon St. between 6th & 7th Sts.
From uptown Charlotte, head toward Tryon St. & 6th St. - we're hard to miss! There are two entrances to the Museum - one located on 6th St. between Tryon St. & Church St. and the other on N. Tryon St. between 6th & 7th Sts.
Discovery Place strives to make its exhibits and facilities accessible to all visitors. We provide services for visitors who have visual, hearing and/or mobility impairments. For more information about accessibility or to make advanced reservations for services, please contact our Accessibility Coordinator by phone at 704.348.1976 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|12:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|1:00 p.m.||Masters of Mimicry||Discovery Theatre|
|1:00 p.m.||Amazon Adventure||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|1:00 p.m.||Sub-Zero||The Stage|
|1:30 p.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|2:00 p.m.||Fossil Imprints||Explore More Collections|
|2:00 p.m.||Dream Big||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|2:00 p.m.||The Chemist||The Stage|
|2:30 p.m.||Aquarium Guided Tour||World Alive|
|3:00 p.m.||Zapped: An Electrifying Experience||Discovery Theatre|
|3:00 p.m.||Fired Up!||The Stage|
|3:00 p.m.||Amazon Adventure||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|3:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|4:00 p.m.||Who-Genie||The Stage|
|4:00 p.m.||Dream Big||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|Oct 01||Fossil Imprints|
|Oct 21||Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour (*additional fee)|
|Oct 21||Dissection Series: Squid or Crab|
|Oct 21||Cool Chemistry: Elephant Toothpaste|
|Oct 21||Biotechnology: Helping Hand|
|Oct 28||Chemistry Day|
|Nov 01||Turkey Talk|
|Nov 04||Mechanical Advantage|
|Nov 04||Magnify It|
|Nov 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Programming|
|Nov 04||Da Vinci's Machines Member Preview|
|Nov 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Digital Technology|
|Nov 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|Nov 04||Engineer in Residence Workshop: Daylight in a Bottle|
|Nov 04||Green Graffiti|
|Nov 05||Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper|
|Nov 11||Takeover Days: City of Charlotte & Odyssey of the Mind|
|Nov 17||Science on the Rocks: In a Galaxy Far, Far Away|
|Nov 18||Girls in STEM Workshop: Air Workshop|
|Nov 18||Think It Up Challenge: Build a Circuit|
|Nov 18||Girls in STEM Workshop: Energy Workshop|
|Nov 18||Girls in STEM Workshop: Water Workshop|
|Dec 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Dec 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Dec 02||Engineer in Residence Workshop: LED Holiday Card|
|Dec 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|
|Dec 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Dec 09||Girls in STEM Workshop: Digital Movie Maker|
|Dec 09||Girls in STEM Workshop: Entertainment Technology|
|Dec 09||Takeover Days: Screwmatics|
|Dec 09||Girls in STEM Workshop: Inventor|
|Dec 10||Girls in STEM Workshop: Entertainment Technology|
|Dec 10||Girls in STEM Workshop: Digital Movie Maker|
|Dec 16||Think It Up Challenge: Paint a City|
|Jan 13||Takeover Days: Roush Fenway Racing|