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Education and entertainment come together at one of Charlotte's most popular destinations. Whether your group is from the area or visiting for the first time, Discovery Place Science provides ever-changing and engaging activities that inspire wonder in the world around us.
Perfect for schools, camps, company outings, scout troops, family reunions and more, groups of 15 or more receive discounts off general admission pricing. If you are looking for things to do for guests of all ages, Charlotte's premier science center is your first stop!
|Adults||Children (2-13)||Seniors (60+)|
|IMAX Film (excludes full-length feature film)||$7||$6||$6|
|Museum + IMAX Film (excludes full-length feature film)||$17||$15||$16|
Children younger than 2 FREE
*Plus any applicable sales and use taxes
Visit with a group of 15 or more people and receive special benefits:
Where do we park?
Cars and vans with clearance less than 7' 8" can park in the Discovery Place Science Parking Deck for an additional charge. Parking for larger vehicles is available at an off-site lot Monday - Friday.
Can we bring a bag lunch?
Yes, bag lunches are permitted at Discovery Place Science in our group lunchroom only. You will need to schedule a lunch time when making your reservation
Is lunch available for purchase at Discovery Place Science?
Yes, box lunches are available for purchase in advance through Curio City Kitchen. Please call for options. Or you can plan to purchase lunch a la carte at Curio City Kitchen.
When is payment due for our group outing?
Payment in full is due 3 weeks prior to your scheduled arrival date.
What if I need to cancel my trip?
Cancellation notice of three weeks is required for a full refund. Cancellations with less than three weeks’ notice are non-refundable but may be rescheduled for a visit within a 12-month period. There is no fee for rescheduling as long as the class or visit is rescheduled within one week of the cancellation date and the visit is completed within the 12 months of the originally scheduled date. Changes to the number of attendees must be made three days prior to the program or visit to receive a refund. No refunds will be issued the day of the visit, and no refunds will be issued for amounts of $10.00 or less.
What is the minimum number of tickets required for a group purchase?
In order to receive the group discount, you must purchase a minimum of 15 tickets
Do you offer wheelchair rentals?
Complimentary wheelchairs are available and can be reserved on a first come, first serve basis at the time of check-in.
Do you offer stroller rentals?
We do not currently offer stroller rentals but you may bring your own stroller to the Museum.
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.
|10:00 a.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|10:00 a.m.||Superpower Dogs||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|10:15 a.m.||Science at The Stage||The Stage|
|10:30 a.m.||Story Time||KidScience|
|11:00 a.m.||CUBA in IMAX||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|11:00 a.m.||A World Apart||Rainforest|
|11:15 a.m.||Sub-Zero||The Stage|
|11:30 a.m.||Tommy Thunder's Heavy Metal Lightning Show||Discovery Theatre|
|12:00 p.m.||Superpower Dogs||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|12:00 p.m.||Aquarium Guided Tour||Aquarium|
|12:15 p.m.||Science at The Stage||The Stage|
|1:00 p.m.||CUBA in IMAX||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|1:30 p.m.||A World Apart||Rainforest|
|2:00 p.m.||Superpower Dogs||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|2:00 p.m.||Worry Dolls||Explore More Collections|
|2:15 p.m.||Science at The Stage||The Stage|
|2:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Rainforest Balcony|
|3:00 p.m.||CUBA in IMAX||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|3:15 p.m.||Aquarium Feeding Tour||Aquarium|
|6:00 p.m.||National Geographic Live: Ocean Soul||N/A|
|Jan 28||National Geographic Live: Ocean Soul|
|Jan 28||Cloud Demo|
|Jan 28||Sustainable Homes|
|Jan 28||Musical Tesla Coil|
|Jan 28||Unclog that Artery|
|Jan 28||Squishy Circuits|
|Jan 31||Worry Dolls|
|Feb 01||Painting with Micropipettes|
|Feb 01||Girls in STEM Workshop: App Development (Grades 2-3)|
|Feb 01||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|Feb 01||Polar Bear Masks|
|Feb 01||Potato Clock|
|Feb 01||Mini Tesla Coil|
|Feb 01||Clay Fossils|
|Feb 01||Girls in STEM Workshop: App Development (Grades 4-5)|
|Feb 01||Girls in STEM Workshop: App Development (Grades 6-8)|
|Feb 01||Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics|
|Feb 02||Girls in STEM Workshop: Special Agent (Grades 6-8)|
|Feb 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|Feb 02||Girls in STEM Workshop: Detective (grades 4-5)|
|Feb 08||Antarctic Dinosaurs Member Preview|
|Feb 08||Sustainability Saturday: Water, Water Everywhere|
|Feb 08||Fossil Day|
|Feb 21||Expedition Science on the Rocks|
|Feb 23||Club Dino: Fossil Formations|
|Feb 27||Make & Mingle: Mountains Key Shelf|
|Mar 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper|
|Mar 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Programming|
|Mar 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Mar 08||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Mar 08||Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography|
|Mar 24||National Geographic Live: Into the Arctic Kingdom|
|Mar 24||National Geographic Live Daytime Show: Into the Arctic Kingdom|
|Apr 25||Girls in STEM Workshop: Space Science Adventurer (Grades 2-3)|
|Apr 25||Girls in STEM Workshop: Space Science Investigator (Grades 4-5)|
|Apr 25||Girls in STEM Workshop: Space Science Researcher (Grades 6-8)|
|Apr 26||Girls in STEM Workshop: Mechanical Engineering Paddle Boat (Grades 4-5)|
|Apr 26||Girls in STEM Workshop: Mechanical Engineering Fling Flyer (Grades 2-3)|
|May 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography|
|May 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Energy|
|May 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|May 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|May 16||Girls in STEM Workshop: Explore the Night Sky Planetarium (Grades 6-8)|
|May 16||Girls in STEM Workshop: Explore the Night Sky Planetarium (Grades 4-5)|
|May 16||Girls in STEM Workshop: Explore the Night Sky Planetarium (Grades 2-3)|
|May 17||Girls in STEM Workshop: Digital Movie Maker (Grades 6-8)|
|May 17||Girls in STEM Workshop: Entertainment Technology (Grades 4-5)|
|Jun 20||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Jun 20||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|Jun 20||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Jun 21||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|
|Aug 29||Merit Badge Workshop: Energy|
|Aug 29||Merit Badge Workshop: Engineering|
|Aug 30||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Aug 30||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Sep 19||Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography|
|Sep 19||Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics|
|Sep 20||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|Nov 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper|
|Nov 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Programming|
|Nov 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|Nov 08||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Dec 05||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Dec 05||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Dec 06||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|
|Dec 06||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|