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Discovery Place
Discovery Place

Discovery Place

9.135 reviews
Sights and Museums, Science Museum
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301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 372-6261
https://science.discoveryplace.org/
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Are you planning a trip to Charlotte, North Carolina anytime in the near future? If so, you should definitely take the time to visit Discovery Place. This science education center is fun for your ... Read more
whole family. The museum features a wide variety of interactive exhibits, including Mummies of The World, a 3D theater, the Explore more Life Lab and much more. You can also watch several educational shows, such as "What’s Glowing On?", a show about luminescent and incandescent light and "Aquarium Guided Tour", an exploration of the world's oceans.

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San Luis Obispo

This is a children's museum and has a lot for the kids but the adults can interact with the kids too! Show your AAA card or if you are from NC or SC, show your ID for a discount! It is one of the biggest children's museums that I have ever been to.

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Have kids with you? Then you have to go here. Discovery Place mixes science and fun to entertain kids. They also host exhibits throughout the year. A few recently have been real mummy exhibits and Body Worlds (real human cadaver exhibits).

Don't have kids? Its still a cool place to check out and you can look to see if there is a 'Science on the Rocks' event. Its adults only so you get to drink, in other words "play like a kid and party like an adult."

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Belmont

The discovery place is a great place to let your inner experimenter out. There is so much to learn and explore.

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Local from Charlotte

So fun! A great place to take kids or to go explore on your own. So many interesting things!

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It was a spontaneous decision to take our two year old. She absolutely loved the water table in the Kids science room. Not many things to touch in the touch tank and it was more pricey than I would liked to have spent. About $100 for admission, parking, snacks, and a 40 minute film. Two Adults and one child.

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Local from Charlotte

Fun hands-on museum right in the middle of uptown Charlotte. We loved it just as much as our kids did. Check to see what they have up, since they often have rotating exhibitions.

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"Step into a world where science is brought to life through interactive exhibits and explosive experiments during daily program." Awesome place to visit where adults and kids can play and learn. I-Max theater, aquarium, rainforest exhibit and more! Approx. 18.5 miles
http://www.discoveryplace.org/

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City of Industry

I can see why they bring the school kids here.

There are a lot of hands on type of items for kids to play with and "discover" things. There was also demonstration - little shows - with a host in different topics. My friend and I watched the subzero and part of the electricity one. The subzero one is quite cool since the guy played with liquid nitrogen.

While we were there, there was a race exhibit. This was quite interesting and thought provoking.

It was a bit pricey for what was being offered. They do offer a year pass. We didn't even go to the IMAX - that was extra. We were only there for a few hours before we saw everything we wanted to and left. Very educational though.

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This museum is in the heart of Charlotte. If you are used to the museums of New York or D.C., then it is small. They have rotating exhibits so check to see if anything is interesting before you go. Kids definitely like this place, for adults it is interesting, but look for coupons . They also have an IMAX theater.

When I visited they had the Pompeii exhibit. It was done very well. Most of the items were plaster copies, but some were real artifacts. I got closer to the items here than in Pompeii. The casts of the people and animals were very cool. They also had a rainforest set up with some live animals, including a Burmese python.

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Savannah

Great for kids. Adults it’s funny.

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Sciency!

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Belmont

Great family fun!

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Waxhaw

Family, Advenure, Art & Design, Budget, Local Culure, Students

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I love this museum its great!

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Local from Charlotte

They have some really cool stuff!

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Local from Charlotte

always a day of adventure in discovery place!

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Indianapolis
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