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Dr. David Grant stands with Discovery Place CEO Catherine Wilson Horne after winning the Weldon and Edith Storey Award.

Each year, hundreds of volunteers generously donate their time, talent and energy to bringing science and nature to life at our Museums.

At our recent Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Dr. David Grant was named Adult Volunteer of the Year. 

Dr. Grant has been a volunteer in the Collections Department for 32 years. In that time he has logged 1,842 hours as a very dedicated volunteer.

We were honored to present him with the 2016 Weldon and Edith Storey Award, which recognizes outstanding adult volunteers who have demonstrated their commitment and passion to educating our guests in an engag… Keep reading.

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April is Earth Month, and Discovery Place's family of Museums are celebrating our blue planet with earth-friendly programs all month long.

April 1 is April Fools Day, but it's also the start of Earth Month and there are no jokes about it. OK, maybe just one: Why did the leaf go to the doctor?

Because it was feeling green!

Discovery Place’s family of Museums are all celebrating our blue planet with earth-friendly programs all month long. Check out five ways we are going green in April:

1. Have you ever wondered how a seed becomes a beautiful flower? Stop by the Explore More Collections lab at Discovery Place every day at 2:00 p.m. to take a closer look at seed germination and leaf identification.

2. Soil, dirt and worm… Keep reading.

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Can you cube? Discovery Place is looking for people who have mastered the Rubik's Cube puzzle.

Over the past 40 years, billions of people have played with the Rubik’s Cube. But how many can actually solve it?

Discovery Place is looking for people who can solve a Rubik’s Cube (you know, without rearranging the stickers or prying the blocks apart) in a Call for Cubers.

Tell us about your cubing skills to get involved when Beyond Rubik's Cube, the world's first exhibition all about the Rubik's Cube puzzle, opens at Discovery Place this summer.

Maybe you are the speediest cuber in the all the land, have a hidden talent of solving a Rubik’s Cube while blindfolded or are just a casua… Keep reading.

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Andie Anderson oversees professional development programs at Discovery Place Education Studio and credits her interest in STEM to

Happy International Women's Day! This global day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

According to the Census Bureau's 2009 American Community Survey, women comprise 48% of the U.S. workforce but just 24% of workers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.

At Discovery Place, 64% of our staff is female.

So we asked some of these outstanding women: What inspired your interest in STEM?

Andie Anderson, Program Manager, Professional Development
Bachelor’s degree in biology (Boston College) and master’s degree in education (W… Keep reading.

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Artist Nick Napoletano is creating buzz around Charlotte with his lifelike paintings, including a stunning Renaissance-inspired piece that can be seen on a Plaza Midwood billboard, courtesy of the Arts and Science Council's ArtPop program. He will lead a two-part figure drawing class at Discovery Place March 8 and March 15. Photo credit: Happenings CLT

Artist Nick Napoletano is creating buzz around Charlotte with his lifelike paintings, including a stunning Renaissance-inspired piece that can be seen on a Plaza Midwood billboard, courtesy of the Arts and Science Council's ArtPop program.

Nick will lead a two-part figure drawing class March 8 and March 15 at Discovery Place, in partnership with SkillPop.

Participants will learn and practice the basics of gesture-based figure drawing using pencil, then put their skills to use in BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life. 

In anticipation of this unique event, Discovery Place had a few questions… Keep reading.

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Get an up close look at health changes in BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life and hear about them this Friday from CreativeMornings speaker Carl McIntyre, an actor, salesman and teacher who suffered a massive stroke in September 2005.

This month’s CreativeMornings/CLT talk reminds us how quickly our health can shift. Get an up close look at these health changes in BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life and hear about them this Friday from CreativeMornings speaker Carl McIntyre.

CreativeMornings/CLT is a free monthly breakfast lecture series featuring a short talk, coffee and breakfast for the creative community in Charlotte. The event is held the first Friday of every month. This month's event is 8:30 - 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 4, at the UNCC Center City Building. 
 
A seasoned actor with impressive notoriety, Carl McIntyre … Keep reading.

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