Looking for fun and educational things to do with your group?
Open Today from 9:00 a.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 - 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.
|10:00 a.m.||Secret Ocean||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|10:00 a.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|10:30 a.m.||Fired Up!||The Stage|
|11:00 a.m.||Shark Week||Full Museum|
|11:00 a.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|11:00 a.m.||Amazon Adventure||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|11:30 a.m.||Sub-Zero||The Stage|
|12:00 p.m.||Secret Ocean||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|12:00 p.m.||Aquarium Guided Tour||World Alive|
|12:00 p.m.||Fossil Dig: Shark Teeth||Explore More Collections|
|12:30 p.m.||The Chemist||The Stage|
|1:00 p.m.||Amazon Adventure||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|1:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|2:00 p.m.||Shark Hats||Explore More Collections|
|2:00 p.m.||Secret Ocean||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|2:00 p.m.||Fired Up!||The Stage|
|2:30 p.m.||Zapped: An Electrifying Experience||Discovery Theatre|
|2:30 p.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|3:00 p.m.||Today's Special||The Stage|
|3:00 p.m.||Shark Feeding||World Alive|
|3:00 p.m.||Amazon Adventure||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|3:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|4:00 p.m.||Secret Ocean||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|4:30 p.m.||Dunkirk||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|7:00 p.m.||Dunkirk||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|Jul 01||Shark Hats|
|Jul 23||Shark Week|
|Jul 24||Shark Feeding|
|Jul 24||Fossil Dig: Shark Teeth|
|Jul 29||Dissection Series: Sharks|
|Jul 29||Bacteria Plates|
|Jul 29||Robotics Demo|
|Jul 29||Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour (*additional fee)|
|Jul 30||Shark Week|
|Jul 30||Dissection Series: Sharks|
|Aug 01||Pet Rocks|
|Jul 29||Pollution Clean Up Challenge|
|Jul 29||Germ Journey|
|Aug 05||Arthropod Day|
|Aug 14||Homeschool Day|
|Aug 18||Science on the Rocks: Carnival After Dark|
|Aug 21||Solar Eclipse Viewing Party|
|Aug 26||Merit Badge Workshop: Energy|
|Aug 26||Merit Badge Workshop: Engineering|
|Aug 27||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Aug 27||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Sep 23||Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics|
|Sep 24||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Sep 24||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|Oct 03||Night at the IMAX: Amazon Adventure|
|Oct 06||One Night Wonder|
|Oct 14||Charlotte Mini Maker Faire|
|Nov 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Digital Technology|
|Nov 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Programming|
|Nov 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|Nov 05||Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper|