Discovery Place Science, Charlotte

At Discovery Place Science, 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. To visit Discovery Place Science and other attractions in Charlotte, use our Charlotte trip planner.
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  • The exhibits tend to be more sub-teen oriented. Rainforest critters are very cool. The IMAX Dome is really the highlight. Saw the Dinosaurs of Anatartica film which was excellent!  more »
  • Something for everyone in this sizeable museum. Mostly pointed towards children. IMAX movie theatre inside.  more »
  • I was trying to check into the IMAX theater since my family had tickets for a show but were told "IMAX hasn't been working all day" when we checked in. Regardless, Discover place is an awesome...  more »
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  • Great place to spend time as a family. Educational and fun for people of ALL ages as you are never too old to learn something new and have fun while learning it. Great hands-on exhibits that are fully functional and not in need of repair. Staff is pleasant and helpful. There is something of interest in science for everyone to explore and enjoy. The last time I brought my family here, my son was 12 years old. Today he is 26 and we had just as much fun today as we did years ago. Highly recommend, especially if you have inquisitive children.
  • As a family with both young and a teenager, this was worth a visit! We did not visit the IMAX but did pay extra for the Lego room (which is where our kids spent the most time). Having been to so many museums of this type, I'd put this toward the top, but that being said, these places tend to be about the same for our family. The under-7 area was one of the better ones I've seen, spacious and bright with so much to do for the littler kids. We were impressed with the aquarium and rain forest exhibits. The cafe had a nice variety of items. Overall, a lovely visit.
  • It was our first time at discovery place and we had a blast. We were there for 2 1/2 hours and didn’t even get to second floor. Definitely going back again in the near future. I would highly recommend this for all ages. They have a beautiful aquarium activities for kids of all ages
  • Extremely helpful, friendly & patient staff . Very accommodating as I had two kids in tow & one was not yet two years old. Great quality IMAX theater movie. The LEGO wing of displays was huge & activity was very engaging for all ages with tables arranged for all to work on their LEGO masterpieces. There was a table for guests well developed LEGO creations to be displayed. Table layout design was very well thought out. Plenty of scientific areas with microscopes & scientists to boot! An interesting variation of frogs were also on display with an entire area carved out just for them although the frogs were a challenge to find in their natural habitats at times. Additionally, a few of the staff members at the store were very helpful & showed me the exact toy we were looking for along with the option of sizes the toy came in. The small theater that usually houses nice a imitation movies was closed which was a HUGE disappointment . Hence the 4 stars rather then 5. Also. a gentle suggestion is that announcements of the establishment closing should be mentioned 45 minutes ahead of time, as opposed to 1/2 hour ahead of time to avoid the mad dash for hundreds of people heading to the restrooms, rounding up kids, family & friends, and everyone heading for the doors at once. Otherwise. intriguing time with plenty to do & see of a fun- filled time for the entire family!
  • Discovery Place Science is a great place to bring your children for an interactive, fun learning experience. This place however is not just for children. When I went it was with a group made up of soley adults and we had a blast. There are all different types of exhibits so there is a broad range of different sciences explored. A great place to spend the day if you're looking to do something in Charlotte.
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