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Discovery Place, Charlotte

(4.4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
At Discovery Place, explore nature and society through scientific experiments, interactive exhibits, 3-D movies, and games. You'll have the opportunity to walk through a garden filled with free-flying butterflies and watch scientific shows about fire and ice. Look for aliens and mechanical dinosaurs or cross a swinging bridge overlooking a rainforest filled with tropical creatures. View 15 tanks filled with marine animals and take a guided tour to learn about them. You'll be immersed in the shows at the largest IMAX Dome Theatre in the Carolinas. Seek out the interactive programs that stimulate the imagination and the senses--they are organized daily. Add Discovery Place to your Charlotte travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Charlotte itinerary planner.
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  • During the Christmas holidays, our 4.5, 6, and 9 year old grandsons were visiting us in Charlotte. Discovery Place provided a truly wonderful afternoon of fun and education. There were many live demon...  more »
  • Love this interactive museum. Our favorite is the bed of nails! We enjoyed the Ominsphere, which we saw the Mysteries of China. The special exhibit on Genghis Khan was great too. 
  • great place to learn and have fun ! we enjoyed it as much as our 1 year old did, on hands science and fun. They also had a special feature about Genghis Khan, which was really amazing and well organiz...  more »
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  • What a PLACE!!! We spent almost an entire day here and then came back two days later for another half-day. Enough vibrant exhibits and incredibly polite, helpful staff members to keep three elementary-aged grandchildren busy, busy, busy AND immersed in actual LEARNING. I would recommend everyone to JOIN.....family membership covers dozens of other facilities around the nation as well as this one.
  • This is such a fun and creative Museum! It is very interactive and a great place to bring your children for a day! Each interactive station has aboard explaining the station and what it does! There's a very cool rainforest section with parrots and other birds and an aquarium downstairs which is small but very interesting. They also have a very nice gift shop with a cool selection! Would definitely come back again!
  • Very expensive without a membership. A great Place for toddlers, all the way to adults. A lot of fun interactive exhibit as well as shows that change weekly. They have a children's area that is made for children 7 and under. It's not very big but has many many things and can occupy a child for hours.
  • There is alot to do. The kids never had a dull moment. Make sure you have alot of time when you go here. Cant wait to go back
  • This was my first time visiting Discovery Place since the renovation in 2010. The second floor design was modern and arranged to keep you immersed. The exhibits were well kept and entertaining, especially the Rubik's Cube exhibit. We took our 14 month old twins, and they loved the downstairs Aquarium, Explore More collections and Kids Zone. Even though they were a little young for the water tables and some of the Kids activities, there was still an area that suited them well. It was quite busy on a Saturday afternoon, but not too bad.