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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||Mackay Field Station|
|11:15 a.m.||Sub-Zero||The Stage|
|11:30 a.m.||Musical Tesla Coil||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||Mackay Field Station|
|2:00 p.m.||Superpower Dogs||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|2:00 p.m.||Musical Tesla Coil||Discovery Theatre|
|2:00 p.m.||Chromatography Ornaments||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|
|5:30 p.m.||PJs in North Pole City||Think It Up|
|Dec 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Dec 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Dec 07||Rumbao Dance Company Performance|
|Dec 07||PJs in North Pole City|
|Dec 07||Cool Chemistry|
|Dec 07||Chromatography Ornaments|
|Dec 07||Mushroom Dissection|
|Dec 07||3D-Printing Ornaments|
|Dec 07||Musical Tesla Coil|
|Dec 07||Animal Dissection|
|Dec 08||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Dec 08||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|
|Dec 23||Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream|
|Dec 23||Winter Wonders|
|Dec 23||Stay Afloat|
|Dec 23||Amazing Polar Bears|
|Dec 23||Cold Science with Liquid Nitrogen|
|Dec 23||Keep Warm with Chemistry|
|Dec 23||Silver Chemistry|
|Dec 23||Electric Holiday|
|Jan 17||Science on the Rocks: Wizarding World|
|Jan 18||Girls in STEM Workshop: Coding Basics (Grades 2-3)|
|Jan 18||Girls in STEM Workshop: Coding Basics (Grades 2-3)|
|Jan 18||Girls in STEM Workshop: Coding Basics (Grades 6-8)|
|Jan 19||Girls in STEM Workshop: Mechanical Engineering Race Car (Grades 2-3)|
|Jan 19||Girls in STEM Workshop: Balloon Car (Grades 2-3)|
|Jan 19||Girls in STEM Workshop: Mechanical Engineering Balloon Car (Grades 4-5)|
|Jan 28||National Geographic Live: Ocean Soul|
|Feb 01||Girls in STEM Workshop: App Development (Grades 2-3)|
|Feb 01||Girls in STEM Workshop: App Development (Grades 4-5)|
|Feb 01||Girls in STEM Workshop: App Development (Grades 6-8)|
|Feb 02||Girls in STEM Workshop: Special Agent (Grades 6-8)|
|Feb 02||Girls in STEM Workshop: Detective (grades 4-5)|
|Mar 24||National Geographic Live Daytime Show: Into the Arctic Kingdom|
|Mar 24||National Geographic Live: 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 Fling Flyer (Grades 2-3)|
|Apr 26||Girls in STEM Workshop: Mechanical Engineering Paddle Boat (Grades 4-5)|
|May 16||Girls in STEM Workshop: Explore the Night Sky Planetarium (Grades 2-3)|
|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 6-8)|
|May 17||Girls in STEM Workshop: Entertainment Technology (Grades 4-5)|
|May 17||Girls in STEM Workshop: Digital Movie Maker (Grades 6-8)|