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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.
|Museum + IMAX||$22||$18||$20||$5|
Buy tickets online & speed your entry into our wonderful world of science. Online ticket purchasers may use a dedicated eTickets line at Admissions.
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 or WIC card, 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 email@example.com.
|10:00 a.m.||Flying Monsters||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|10:00 a.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|10:30 a.m.||Science at The Stage||The Stage|
|10:30 a.m.||Story Time||Discovery Theatre|
|11:00 a.m.||Oceans: Our Blue Planet||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|11:00 a.m.||Animal Meet and Greet||Explore More Life|
|11:00 a.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|11:30 a.m.||Sub-Zero||The Stage|
|12:00 p.m.||Flying Monsters||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|12:00 p.m.||Aquarium Guided Tour||World Alive|
|12:00 p.m.||Who Wants to be a Humanaire?||Explore More Me|
|12:30 p.m.||The Chemist||The Stage|
|1:00 p.m.||Fun with Liquid Nitrogen||Explore More Stuff|
|1:00 p.m.||Oceans: Our Blue Planet||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|1:45 p.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|2:00 p.m.||Fired Up!||The Stage|
|2:00 p.m.||Fluke Hats||Explore More Collections|
|2:00 p.m.||Flying Monsters||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|2:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|3:00 p.m.||Egg-Stinct||The Stage|
|3:00 p.m.||Oceans: Our Blue Planet||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|3:15 p.m.||Aquarium Feeding Tour||World Alive|
|4:00 p.m.||Flying Monsters||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|4:00 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|Jul 01||Fluke Hats|
|Jul 02||3D Modeling Workshop|
|Jul 06||Aquatic Animal Dissections|
|Jul 06||Take a Cell-fie|
|Jul 06||Oobleck on a Speaker|
|Jul 09||Who Wants to be a Humanaire?|
|Jul 09||Fun with Liquid Nitrogen|
|Jul 09||Laser Cutting Workshop|
|Jul 09||Animal Meet and Greet|
|Jul 14||Build a Cell|
|Jul 20||Science on the Rocks: A Night on Mount Olympus|
|Jul 21||A Day in the Life: Simulation Center with Atrium Health|
|Jul 23||Prehistoric Shark Week|
|Jul 26||Dino Pit|
|Jul 26||Make & Mingle: 3D Printing Workshop|
|Aug 07||Night at the IMAX- Oceans: Our Blue Planet|
|Aug 14||Homeschool Day|
|Aug 25||Merit Badge Workshop: Engineering|
|Aug 25||Merit Badge Workshop: Energy|
|Aug 26||American Girl Discovery Place Visit|
|Aug 26||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Aug 26||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Sep 19||Senior Science Days: Africa|
|Sep 22||Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics|
|Sep 22||Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography|
|Sep 23||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|Oct 23||National Geographic Live: Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice|
|Nov 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Programming|
|Nov 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper|
|Dec 01||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Dec 01||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Dec 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|
|Dec 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Jan 09||Senior Science Days: Entomology (BUGS!!)|
|Jan 29||National Geographic Live: View From Above|
|Mar 26||National Geographic Live: On the Trail of Big Cats|
|May 29||Senior Science Days: Towers of Past, Present & Future|