Ever wonder if the legend is true?
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:
Take a group tour with a Museum educator
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the IMAX Dome Theatre.
Explore the mysteries of the beautiful and exotic coral growing in the World Alive aquarium
Enter a mindstorm of ideas, inspiration and imagination in the Museum's innovation studio
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.||Mysteries of China||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|10:00 a.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|10:30 a.m.||Zapped: An Electrifying Experience||Discovery Theatre|
|10:30 a.m.||The Chemist||The Stage|
|11:00 a.m.||The Human Body||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|11:00 a.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|11:30 a.m.||Sub-Zero||The Stage|
|12:00 p.m.||Mysteries of China||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|12:00 p.m.||Aquarium Guided Tour||World Alive|
|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.||Poo Paper Craft||Explore More Collections|
|2:00 p.m.||Mysteries of China||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|2:00 p.m.||Science at The Stage||The Stage|
|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|
|Apr 01||Poo Paper Craft|
|Apr 01||Reptile Meet and Greet|
|Apr 01||Sound Demonstrations|
|Apr 01||Eye & Brain Dissections|
|Apr 29||Dissection Series: Pigs|
|Dec 31||Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour (*additional fee)|
|May 06||Merit Badge Workshop: Programming|
|May 06||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|May 06||Merit Badge Workshop: Digital Technology|
|May 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Model Design & Building|
|May 19||Science on the Rocks: LOL|
|May 20||Girls in STEM Workshop: Trees|
|May 20||Girls in STEM Workshop: Flowers|
|May 20||Girls in STEM Workshop: Home Scientist|
|May 20||Dissection Series: Pigeons|
|May 27||Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not Member Preview|
|Jun 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Jun 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Jun 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|
|Jun 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Aug 26||Merit Badge Workshop: Energy|
|Aug 26||Merit Badge Workshop: Engineering|
|Aug 27||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Aug 27||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Sep 23||Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics|
|Sep 24||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|