Discovery Place Science

★★★★★
  • 301 N. Tryon St.

    Charlotte, NC 28202

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  • 704-372-6261

About Discovery Place Science

Categories
  • Museums
Details
  • Children's Parties
Hours
M-Sa 9am-5pm, Su 12pm-5pm
Special Offer
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Emails
  • info@discoveryplace.org
Year Established
  • 1981
Keywords
  • Museum
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Science Museum
  • Charlotte Museum

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Love Discovery Place and the Omni Max Theater. The setting is perfect for young and old alike. Parking could be better.

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Love Discovery Place and the Omni Max Theater. The setting is perfect for young and old alike. Parking could be better.

Pros: Always new things to discovery

Cons: Parking

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My daughter and I went to Discovery Place to view Body Works. She is in college and has taken a few science courses and could really appreciate the exhibits. It was well organized and easy to follow.

We have been to Discovery Place many times over the years. We recommend it to everyone.

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My daughter and I went to Discovery Place to view Body Works. She is in college and has taken a few science courses and could really appreciate the exhibits. It was well organized and easy to follow.

We have been to Discovery Place many times over the years. We recommend it to everyone.

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Discovery place is a wonderful place for children of all ages. If you are viasiting Charlotte or Charlotte is your home, this is a place to see. It is more than just a museum it is an interactive experience that will have your children loving science and most importantly - learning.

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Discovery place is a wonderful place for children of all ages. If you are viasiting Charlotte or Charlotte is your home, this is a place to see. It is more than just a museum it is an interactive experience that will have your children loving science and most importantly - learning.

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If your kids are at all curious about the world, this place is a must-visit. A reviewer below me said that it's geared more towards children, which is true, but the IMAX theater is appropriate for all ages and just as fun for adults! I only wish they had more shows.

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★★★★☆

If your kids are at all curious about the world, this place is a must-visit. A reviewer below me said that it's geared more towards children, which is true, but the IMAX theater is appropriate for all ages and just as fun for adults! I only wish they had more shows.

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A wonderfully educational and fun experience for young and old. The children's areas are set up for the tenacious and inquisitive children in your life. Hands on and lots of fun. Spend an afternoon looking at all the exhibits and displays. Take a moment and rest and watch one of the Imax presentations. Well worth the trip and an experience you should repeat every few months as the displays and the movies change.

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★★★★★

A wonderfully educational and fun experience for young and old. The children's areas are set up for the tenacious and inquisitive children in your life. Hands on and lots of fun. Spend an afternoon looking at all the exhibits and displays. Take a moment and rest and watch one of the Imax presentations. Well worth the trip and an experience you should repeat every few months as the displays and the movies change.

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I've been to Discovery Place a number of times and feel that it's a great place for kids! Great learning tools for children, without the "museum" feel. The Imax Theater is a great outing for kids of all ages. Prices are a little high, but the overall value is worth it. Make sure to check for demonstrations and show times, most of these you won't want to miss!

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I've been to Discovery Place a number of times and feel that it's a great place for kids! Great learning tools for children, without the "museum" feel. The Imax Theater is a great outing for kids of all ages. Prices are a little high, but the overall value is worth it. Make sure to check for demonstrations and show times, most of these you won't want to miss!

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Discovery Place is full of educational and entertaining exhibits. Children and adults will enjoy a day spent here! The omnimax theatre is wonderful - and always playing something top notch. The museum is clean and well laid out. Parking is easy, and getting to and from Discovery Place is simple to navigate, as it is on a major Charlotte street - and close tro a main highway. I recommend a trip to Discovery Place to any young family looking for a day out!

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★★★★☆

Discovery Place is full of educational and entertaining exhibits. Children and adults will enjoy a day spent here! The omnimax theatre is wonderful - and always playing something top notch. The museum is clean and well laid out. Parking is easy, and getting to and from Discovery Place is simple to navigate, as it is on a major Charlotte street - and close tro a main highway. I recommend a trip to Discovery Place to any young family looking for a day out!

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This is a wonderful place to take young children for a day of fun! My daughters (ages 5 & 7) love to go there. We usually spend about the entire day there and even I thoroughly enjoy myself. The omnimax theater is one of the things that we enjoy the most. We recently saw a show on bugs that was a lot of fun for them. Another thing we really enjoy is the puppet show. It's a lot of fun for the children. The different science displays that are interactive are very educational and fun. The food offered in the snack bar at the museum is very good but on the pricey side for sure. The pricing to get into the Discovery Place itself, however, is not bad considering all that they get to do. The giftshop has lots of cute things for sale but again, quite pricey. I try to steer my children clear of this. Overall, it is a very fun and educational place to go to and the staff help to teach my children alot.

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★★★★★

This is a wonderful place to take young children for a day of fun! My daughters (ages 5 & 7) love to go there. We usually spend about the entire day there and even I thoroughly enjoy myself. The omnimax theater is one of the things that we enjoy the most. We recently saw a show on bugs that was a lot of fun for them. Another thing we really enjoy is the puppet show. It's a lot of fun for the children. The different science displays that are interactive are very educational and fun. The food offered in the snack bar at the museum is very good but on the pricey side for sure. The pricing to get into the Discovery Place itself, however, is not bad considering all that they get to do. The giftshop has lots of cute things for sale but again, quite pricey. I try to steer my children clear of this. Overall, it is a very fun and educational place to go to and the staff help to teach my children alot.

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This place is situated in downtown.Great place if you want some quick and good entertainment for your children.Its also very educative.They also have a playarea for little kids.Lot of shows are happening all through the day.Kids can learn about tornados or the rain system through a lot of hands on stuff.They have a Imax theatre too.Great place to spend an aftenoon with your kids. You can get a annual memebership to this place if you think you will find yourself going there very often.

PROS: lots of things to do.
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This place is situated in downtown.Great place if you want some quick and good entertainment for your children.Its also very educative.They also have a playarea for little kids.Lot of shows are happening all through the day.Kids can learn about tornados or the rain system through a lot of hands on stuff.They have a Imax theatre too.Great place to spend an aftenoon with your kids. You can get a annual memebership to this place if you think you will find yourself going there very often.

PROS: lots of things to do.
CONS:

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I have been to several Imax theatres, and this one is the best! They always show the best movies, great for the family. My ideal movie to see here is fun + informative, and they've always got plenty of both. The planetarium can be seen whenever a movie isn't showing, which is a great experience itself.

Bring your family!

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I have been to several Imax theatres, and this one is the best! They always show the best movies, great for the family. My ideal movie to see here is fun + informative, and they've always got plenty of both. The planetarium can be seen whenever a movie isn't showing, which is a great experience itself.

Bring your family!

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Discovery Place has something for everyone. It is a fun, educational place for children and parents love it too. They have very neat shows and all kinds of educational opportunities for all ages. I always enjoy taking my son and his friends to Discovery Place.

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Discovery Place has something for everyone. It is a fun, educational place for children and parents love it too. They have very neat shows and all kinds of educational opportunities for all ages. I always enjoy taking my son and his friends to Discovery Place.

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When you think of Discovery Place, you automatically think of something for kids. Well, I can tell you that I know LOTS of adults that enjoy it as much, if not more, than the kiddo's do! There's always something new and exciting. The Imax theatre shouldn't be missed. It's fabulous! Ticket prices are very reasonable for what you get. If you haven't been, go. You won't regret it!

PROS: Educational for ALL ages!
CONS: None

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★★★★★

When you think of Discovery Place, you automatically think of something for kids. Well, I can tell you that I know LOTS of adults that enjoy it as much, if not more, than the kiddo's do! There's always something new and exciting. The Imax theatre shouldn't be missed. It's fabulous! Ticket prices are very reasonable for what you get. If you haven't been, go. You won't regret it!

PROS: Educational for ALL ages!
CONS: None

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I loved going here when I was a kid and our class went for field trips. Its very educational for kids, and theres a lot to see. They have a great gift shop that sells astronaut ice cream, and I always bought that on field trips. I think its even fun to go to as an adult!

PROS: Fun, educational
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I loved going here when I was a kid and our class went for field trips. Its very educational for kids, and theres a lot to see. They have a great gift shop that sells astronaut ice cream, and I always bought that on field trips. I think its even fun to go to as an adult!

PROS: Fun, educational
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This is somewhere I always wanted to go, but with no children, I always felt awkward. This summer, my brother, sister-in-law and their six year old twins came to visit. We decided to try discovery place. They have activities for all ages. I loved the pulley and the jeep that you could pull up. I think I had more fun than the kids and I will definitely go back.

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This is somewhere I always wanted to go, but with no children, I always felt awkward. This summer, my brother, sister-in-law and their six year old twins came to visit. We decided to try discovery place. They have activities for all ages. I loved the pulley and the jeep that you could pull up. I think I had more fun than the kids and I will definitely go back.

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Kids and adults can enjoy themselves at Discovery Place where a large abundance of activities are available. Explore scientific experiments and wonders or catch a movie or live show. You and your kids will be thrilled with this all-day adventure.

PROS: lots of interesting activities, great for kids and adults
CONS: downtown Charlotte has a lot of traffic

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Kids and adults can enjoy themselves at Discovery Place where a large abundance of activities are available. Explore scientific experiments and wonders or catch a movie or live show. You and your kids will be thrilled with this all-day adventure.

PROS: lots of interesting activities, great for kids and adults
CONS: downtown Charlotte has a lot of traffic

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Discovery Place is a great place to take the family. I heard this is one of the top science museums in the country and I have to agree. They have a lot of hands-on exhibits. They also have a planetarium, which is beautiful, and an Omnimax Theatre. From time to time they will have special events being held here but you would have to call them or check out their web page for these details. They have a few different options when it comes to costs you can combine your day there with a pass to the Nature Museum. I think any kid would enjoy a day here. Parking is okay also

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Discovery Place is a great place to take the family. I heard this is one of the top science museums in the country and I have to agree. They have a lot of hands-on exhibits. They also have a planetarium, which is beautiful, and an Omnimax Theatre. From time to time they will have special events being held here but you would have to call them or check out their web page for these details. They have a few different options when it comes to costs you can combine your day there with a pass to the Nature Museum. I think any kid would enjoy a day here. Parking is okay also

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Located in the heart of downtown, it's a great way to spend the afternoon with kids. Entertaining, fun, and very educational. You can actually pet starfish and sea urchins, and there is a special play area for little kids. Omnimax movies are great and a real treat.

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Located in the heart of downtown, it's a great way to spend the afternoon with kids. Entertaining, fun, and very educational. You can actually pet starfish and sea urchins, and there is a special play area for little kids. Omnimax movies are great and a real treat.

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discovery place is a blast. i took my 5 yr old and he was completely enamored from the moment we walked in. the exhibits are hands-on and entertaining for kids & adults alike. the imax is also something you definitely dont wanna miss. it definitely pays to become a member b/c you (or the kids) will want to go back for all the different events they have.

PROS: clean, not too crowded, fun
CONS: some of the computer displays were down on the day we went

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discovery place is a blast. i took my 5 yr old and he was completely enamored from the moment we walked in. the exhibits are hands-on and entertaining for kids & adults alike. the imax is also something you definitely dont wanna miss. it definitely pays to become a member b/c you (or the kids) will want to go back for all the different events they have.

PROS: clean, not too crowded, fun
CONS: some of the computer displays were down on the day we went

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My daughter has been here twice on school field trips and loves it. I have never been but would one day like to go. I do agree that it is probably geared more towards children than adult.

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My daughter has been here twice on school field trips and loves it. I have never been but would one day like to go. I do agree that it is probably geared more towards children than adult.

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This is as cool as it gets. I felt like a kid again as soon as I walked through the door.
There's tons of hands-on stuff, mind games, funny mirrors and a great exhibit about how strong machines are. I'd go back all the time if I still lived in Charlotte.

PROS: Very Hands on and interactive
CONS: not much historical stuff

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This is as cool as it gets. I felt like a kid again as soon as I walked through the door.
There's tons of hands-on stuff, mind games, funny mirrors and a great exhibit about how strong machines are. I'd go back all the time if I still lived in Charlotte.

PROS: Very Hands on and interactive
CONS: not much historical stuff

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This is a nice museum I enjoyed it but feel like it is geared more to a younger crowd like elementary age it would be good for like a class field trip. It would be a very educational and interesting experience for them Where they can learn by seeing and interacting. I would reccomend it to younger age groups and to teachers looking for something educational and fun to do with their classes. They are pretty large and have a lot to see and do.

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This is a nice museum I enjoyed it but feel like it is geared more to a younger crowd like elementary age it would be good for like a class field trip. It would be a very educational and interesting experience for them Where they can learn by seeing and interacting. I would reccomend it to younger age groups and to teachers looking for something educational and fun to do with their classes. They are pretty large and have a lot to see and do.

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I have visited this place at least 4 times and I love each time I went. Excellent learning projects for all ages. Excellent classes that increases your information about the habitat and animals. Excellent eating area and clean. Would love to see an additional place for students to create their own projects or re-create projects on hand to inhance learning.

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I have visited this place at least 4 times and I love each time I went. Excellent learning projects for all ages. Excellent classes that increases your information about the habitat and animals. Excellent eating area and clean. Would love to see an additional place for students to create their own projects or re-create projects on hand to inhance learning.

Pros: Variety of projects, Overall Cleanliness, Inexpensive for group

Cons: Expensive for single

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My 2 & 7 yr old boys really enjoy Discovery Place & I have to say it's a place my husband & I don't mind going to over & over. It's always been an enjoyable experience

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My 2 & 7 yr old boys really enjoy Discovery Place & I have to say it's a place my husband & I don't mind going to over & over. It's always been an enjoyable experience

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Hands-on science Museum in Uptown Charlotte featuring exciting interactive exhibitions, a larger-than-life IMAX Dome Theatre and educational programs. We offer summer camps and birthday parties too.

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