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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.||Superpower Dogs||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|10:00 a.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|10:00 a.m.||Creating with Chemistry||KidScience|
|10:15 a.m.||The Chemist||The Stage|
|10:30 a.m.||Story Time||KidScience|
|11:00 a.m.||CUBA||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|11:00 a.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|11:15 a.m.||Sub-Zero||The Stage|
|12:00 p.m.||Superpower Dogs||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|12:00 p.m.||Aquarium Guided Tour||Aquarium|
|12:15 p.m.||Fired Up!||The Stage|
|1:00 p.m.||CUBA||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|1:30 p.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|2:00 p.m.||Superpower Dogs||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|2:00 p.m.||Fossil Find||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||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|3:15 p.m.||Aquarium Feeding Tour||Aquarium|
|5:00 p.m.||Science on the Rocks: Cult Classics||Full Museum|
|Oct 18||Science on the Rocks: Cult Classics|
|Oct 19||Musical Tesla Coil|
|Oct 19||Creating with Chemistry|
|Oct 19||Cool Chemistry|
|Oct 19||Candy Grabber Challenge|
|Oct 19||Cow Eye Dissections|
|Oct 19||Worm Dissections|
|Oct 24||Make & Mingle: Laser Cut Lanterns|
|Oct 26||Girls in STEM Workshop: Think Like an Engineer (Grades 2-3)|
|Oct 26||Girls in STEM Workshop: Think Like an Engineer (Grades 4-5)|
|Oct 26||Girls in STEM Workshop: Think Like an Engineer (Grades 6-8)|
|Oct 26||A Day in the Life: Sickle Cell Simulation|
|Oct 26||Cool Chemistry Day|
|Oct 27||Girls in STEM Workshop: Designing Robots (Grades 6-8)|
|Oct 27||Girls in STEM Workshop: Designing Robots (Grades 2-3)|
|Oct 28||Fossil Find|
|Oct 29||National Geographic Live: The Search for Life Beyond Earth|
|Nov 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper|
|Nov 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Programming|
|Nov 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|Nov 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Nov 09||Taste of Cuba: Fiesta|
|Nov 16||Girls in STEM Workshop: Programming Robots (Grades 6-8)|
|Nov 16||Girls in STEM Workshop: Programming Robots (Grades 4-5)|
|Nov 16||Girls in STEM Workshop: Programming Robots (grades 2-3)|
|Nov 17||Girls in STEM Workshop: Woodworker (Grades 6-8)|
|Nov 17||Girls in STEM Workshop: Home Scientist (Grades 2-3)|
|Nov 21||Taste of Cuba: SIP|
|Dec 04||Taste of Cuba: Live|
|Dec 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Dec 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Dec 08||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|
|Dec 08||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Jan 28||National Geographic Live: Ocean Soul|
|Mar 24||National Geographic Live: Into the Arctic Kingdom|
|Mar 24||National Geographic Live Daytime Show: Into the Arctic Kingdom|