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Programs & Discounts to Save on Your Next Museum Visit

Explore our programs and discounts to save on your Museum visit

Discovery Place Museums offer unique, hands-on educational experiences to spark the imagination and nurture curiosity for visitors of all ages!

Welcome Program

As a benefit of your EBT or WIC card, North and South Carolina residents can visit any Discovery Place Museum as part of our Welcome Program for only $2 per person, per visit for up to 6 guests. Welcome participants may also purchase discounted parking for $8 per vehicle.

Click here to purchase Welcome Program Admission Tickets.

Please note, proper identification must be presented at Admissions to receive Welcome Program benefits.

Military

Thank you for your service! Active members of the U.S. Military and their immediate family members will receive $2 off Museum admission at any Discovery Place Museum. To receive the Military discount, tickets must be purchased in person on the date of your visit. Simply show your Military ID at the Admissions Desk.

Active members of the U.S. Military receive $10 off their Membership purchase.

Please note, proper identification must be presented at Admissions to receive military discounts.

Seniors

Guests age 60 or older will receive $2 off Museum admission at Discovery Place Science.

Senior discounts are not available at Discovery Place Nature or Discovery Place Kids Museum locations.

Groups

Perfect for schools, camps, company outings, scout troops, seniors, family reunions and more, groups of 15 or more receive discounts off general admission pricing.

For more information, click here.

Educators

All certified K-12 teachers and homeschool educators in North Carolina or South Carolina qualify for specially-discounted Educator Memberships. Educator Memberships are valid for two adults and up to four children ages 18 and younger. A copy of a valid North Carolina or South Carolina teaching license or homeschool certificate is required.

For more information about Educator Memberships, click here.

ASTC Reciprocal Admission

The ASTC Passport Program provides general admission to Discovery Place Science and Discovery Place Nature for two adults and up to four children 18 or younger living in your household. Distance exclusions may apply. Discovery Place Kids locations are not included in the ASTC Passport Program. Proof of active membership at a participating museum and proof of residency is required.

Contact Members@discoveryplace.org for more information.

The best discount of all: Family Memberships

As a Member of a Discovery Place Museum, you receive the best benefit of all: unlimited admission! Starting at only $11 a month, a Family Membership provides two adults and all children ages 18 and younger living in your household with Member-exclusive discounts, invites to events, unlimited admission and more!

For a full list of Membership benefits and options, click here.


Essential Info

  • Who is eligible for Welcome Program tickets?

    Welcome benefits are for North Carolina and South Carolina residents only and may not be used for school or group visits. Welcome can be used for adults and/or children, for up to six total family members.

  • Are there exceptions to the Welcome Program?

    Welcome Program benefits are for NC and SC residents who receive WIC or EBT benefits and may not be used for school or group visits. Some special exhibitions will require an additional fee. ID is required.

  • Can I purchase Welcome tickets in advance? What do I need to bring with me?

    Welcome guests may purchase tickets in advance online or upon arrival. Click here to purchase Welcome tickets online.

    Please provide the following information at the Admissions Desk on the day of your visit:

    • Your North Carolina or South Carolina state-issued photo ID
    • Your Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card or a WIC card/voucher.
    • Your e-tickets if you purchased in advance.
  • When can I visit Discovery Place using Welcome?

    Anytime you want! Welcome is not restricted to certain days or times. You and your family can enjoy any of our Museums during any of our operational hours.

  • How frequently can I use Welcome?

    As many times as you’d like! There is no restriction on the number of times you and your family can visit our Museums.

  • I am visiting from out of town. Can I still use Welcome?

    The Welcome program supports our community’s local families in North and South Carolina. All participants must show a valid state-issued ID from one of these states to redeem.

  • How many Museums can I visit with Welcome?

    The Welcome program is accessible at all four Discovery Place museums: Discovery Place Science, Discovery Place Nature, Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville and Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham. Through Welcome, admission is $2 per person at each location.

  • Can I visit multiple Discovery Place museums in one day using Welcome?

    If you choose to visit more than one Discovery Place museum in one day, you will need to pay Welcome admission at each location. For example, if you visit Discovery Place Nature in the morning, and then visit Discovery Place Science in the afternoon, you will need to pay Welcome admission at each Museum.

  • Does Welcome cover upcharge experiences and shows?

    The Welcome program reduces the price of Museum admission at Discovery Place Science, Discovery Place Nature, and both Discovery Place Kids locations. It does not include upcharge experiences like an IMAX film or an upcharge exhibition. Special pricing for these experiences may be available. Please contact our Guest Sales & Reservations team at 704.372.6261 x300 for more information.

  • Does Welcome cover the cost of parking?

    Parking at Discovery Place Nature, Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville and Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham is free for all guests. At Discovery Place Science, parking is discounted to $8 per day through Welcome. Please bring your parking deck ticket to Discovery Place Science Admissions to pay for parking.

  • Can I share my EBT or WIC card with another family so they can receive Welcome benefits also?

    No, we require guests to present either their EBT or WIC card or voucher to Admissions, along with a matching state-issued photo ID.

  • I lost my EBT or WIC card. Can I still redeem Welcome pricing?

    Whether you purchased your tickets online in advance or upon your arrival at the Museum, we require guests to present either their EBT or WIC card at the Admissions Desk, along with a photo ID. If you do not have your card/voucher or ID with you when you arrive, you will not be able to receive Welcome ticket pricing.

  • If my child qualifies for Medicaid, do we qualify for Welcome pricing?

    Welcome benefits are only available for North Carolina and South Carolina families who receive Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) or Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food and nutrition benefits.

  • I have a coupon not on this list. Is it legitimate?

    Throughout the year, Discovery Place will partner with local organizations for special, seasonal or limited-time discounts. If you aren’t sure if a coupon or discount code is genuine, contact our Guest Sales & Reservations team at 704.372.6261 x300 and one of our team members will be happy to verify the validity of any special offer or community partnership.

  • Need more information about Membership?

    Thank you for your interest in Membership! Click here to learn more about Membership and its benefits at Discovery Place Museums.