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Discovery Place Science, Charlotte

(4.4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Discovery Place Science to your Charlotte travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Charlotte itinerary planner.
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  • This museum offers exhibits and hands-on projects for children. We saw the Ghent his Khan exhibit and the accompanying I max about China. I was quite interesting.  more »
  • My husband and I decided to take our granddaughter out for some fun instead of staying home. We decided on Discovery Place in downtown Charlotte. The admission price was very reasonable considering th...  more »
  • Joined as a member when our children were 2-3 yrs. old. Always a great place to spend a weekend day learning, visiting the special exhibits, seeing the science shows, or making the science based craft...  more »
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  • This place is great. So good for little kids. My son is 4 and can not get enough. So many interactive exhibits. Highly recommend if you are in town and want to have a great learning experience with the family. First time here and I am glad we came.
  • My husband is staying in NC for work, so my children and myself come on the weekends to see him as much as we can. We have been looking for things to do with the boys. So we found this place, I have 3 stars because the front desk lady's were very rude, one of them even yelled at my 7 year old son. Which is very unacceptable, if there is a problem you come to me and I will handle my children. From what I saw since all 3 of my kids were my me there was not reason to yell at him and embassy him in front of other people. When you have people that come in and pay well over 100$ just for tickets to get in. Started out that way is not the best idea. This would have been something we could have done again a nother weekend. Because of that, we will not being going back. Maybe from the post I have read and mine. You should look into hiring new front desk lady's to make it a little more fun as we walk in the door and not already make it a bad experience before tickets are even bought.
  • The museum was not so big. However, it was full of interactive exhibitions and shows. My kids experienced every materials by doing themselves. They wanted to stay more even after spending a whole day in the museum!
  • LOVE SCIENCE ON THE ROCKS. The science on the rocks that happens every so often is the best. It is a millennial's dream. Getting to play with interactive science projects and drink alcohol. Science on the rocks can get a little busy at times so make sure you buy your tickets in advance. When they sell out, there are very few opportunities to get inside post "Sold Out"
  • Must go place for all the kids around the area. Kids will be inspired and pursue their career in science. Parents will have quite some fun as well. Ki