Looking for fun and educational things to do with your group?
Open Today from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 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, 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.
|10:00 a.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|10:00 a.m.||Dream Big||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|10:30 a.m.||The Chemist||The Stage|
|11:00 a.m.||Character Portrayal||Da Vinci's Machines|
|11:00 a.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|11:00 a.m.||Amazon Adventure||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|11:30 a.m.||Are You da Vinci's Vitruvian Man?||Da Vinci's Machines|
|11:30 a.m.||Sub-Zero||The Stage|
|12:00 p.m.||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|12:00 p.m.||Aquarium Guided Tour||World Alive|
|12:30 p.m.||Fired Up!||The Stage|
|1:00 p.m.||Character Portrayal||Da Vinci's Machines|
|1:30 p.m.||Zapped: An Electrifying Experience||Discovery Theatre|
|1:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|2:00 p.m.||Bears in Winter||Explore More Collections|
|2:00 p.m.||Who-Genie||The Stage|
|2:30 p.m.||Air da Vinci||Think It Up|
|2:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|3:00 p.m.||Character Portrayal||Da Vinci's Machines|
|3:00 p.m.||Dream Big||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|3:15 p.m.||Aquarium Feeding Tour||World Alive|
|4:00 p.m.||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|7:00 p.m.||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|10:00 p.m.||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|Oct 21||Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour (*additional fee)|
|Nov 04||Mechanical Advantage|
|Dec 01||Bears in Winter|
|Dec 02||Gel Electrophoresis|
|Dec 09||Slime Molds|
|Dec 16||Think It Up Challenge: CardBurg City|
|Dec 16||Holiday Card Shop|
|Dec 18||Catapult Snowball Fight|
|Dec 18||Deck the Halls with KidScience|
|Dec 18||Make a Catapult|
|Dec 19||Tool Highlight: Vinyl Cutter|
|Dec 20||Winter Make|
|Dec 21||Droid Races|
|Dec 22||Tool Highlight: Dremel|
|Dec 26||Cool Chemistry|
|Dec 26||Inside Out Dissection|
|Dec 26||Micropipette by Number|
|Jan 13||Takeover Days: Roush Fenway Racing|
|Jan 19||Science on the Rocks: Wizarding World|
|Jan 20||Merit Badge Workshop: Energy|
|Jan 20||Merit Badge Workshop: Engineering|
|Jan 21||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Jan 21||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Feb 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|Feb 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics|
|Feb 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|Feb 10||Girls in STEM Workshop: Healthy Living|
|Feb 10||Girls in STEM Workshop: My Best Self|
|Feb 10||Girls in STEM Workshop: Healthy Eating|
|Mar 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography|
|Mar 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper|
|Mar 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Programming|
|Mar 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Mar 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Apr 21||Girls in STEM Workshop: Senses|
|Apr 21||Girls in STEM Workshop: Special Agent|
|Apr 21||Girls in STEM Workshop: Detective|
|May 05||Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography|
|May 05||Merit Badge Workshop: Energy|
|May 05||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|May 06||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Jun 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Jun 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Jun 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|