Take a group tour with a Museum educator
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, seniors, 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+)|
|Museum + IMAX Film||$17||$15||$15|
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 with shuttle service for bus/van drivers.
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 3 weeks is required for a full refund. Cancellations with less than 3 weeks notice are non-refundable but may be rescheduled within a 12-month period.
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.||Mysteries of China||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|10:30 a.m.||Science at The Stage||The Stage|
|10:30 a.m.||Zapped: An Electrifying Experience||Discovery Theatre|
|11:00 a.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|11:00 a.m.||The Human Body||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|11:30 a.m.||Sub-Zero||The Stage|
|12:00 p.m.||Aquarium Guided Tour||World Alive|
|12:00 p.m.||Mysteries of China||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|12:30 p.m.||Fired Up!||The Stage|
|12:30 p.m.||Zapped: An Electrifying Experience||Discovery Theatre|
|1:00 p.m.||Secret Ocean||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|1:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|2:00 p.m.||The Chemist||The Stage|
|2:00 p.m.||Mysteries of China||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|2:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|3:00 p.m.||Secret Ocean||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|3:15 p.m.||Aquarium Feeding Tour||World Alive|
|Dec 31||Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour|
|Mar 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics|
|Mar 04||Dissection Series: Frog|
|Mar 05||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|Mar 05||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Mar 18||Reptile & Amphibian Day|
|Apr 08||Girls in STEM Workshop: Detectives|
|Apr 08||Girls in STEM Workshop: Special Agent|
|Apr 08||Girls in STEM Workshop: Senses|
|Apr 29||Dissection Series: Pigs|
|May 06||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|May 06||Merit Badge Workshop: Programming|
|May 06||Merit Badge Workshop: Digital Technology|
|May 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Model Design & Building|
|May 20||Girls in STEM Workshop: Home Scientist|
|May 20||Girls in STEM Workshop: Flowers|
|May 20||Girls in STEM Workshop: Trees|
|May 20||Dissection Series: Pigeons|
|Jun 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Jun 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Jun 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|