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Our staff discovered that the air guitar was missing yesterday as we prepared to open the Museum for the public. Anyone who might know the whereabouts of the missing artifact should contact Discovery Place via Twitter using #WhoStoleTheAirGuitar.

UPDATE: The air guitar has been returned! Shortly after opening this morning, our staff discovered the guitar just outside of the Museum entrance on Tryon Street with a small note that says "We're sorry." Thank you to the Charlotte community for helping us find this priceless artifact.

Charlotteans and Discovery Place visitors, we urgently need your help in recovering a guitar that was stolen from the Museum’s traveling exhibition, Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World.

Our staff discovered that the air guitar was missing yesterday as we prepared to open the Museum for the public.… Keep reading.

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Your donation to Discovery Place will help us keep kids off the summer slide.

To succeed in school and life, children need ongoing opportunities for education.

This is especially true during the summer months when students are at risk for the “summer slide” – a learning loss in math, reading and other essential skills.

According to the National Summer Learning Association, all students experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer.

Low income youth are particularly at risk. With unequal access to enrichment opportunities, they can lose an entire grade level or more of academic knowledge. These losses are cumulati… Keep reading.

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Discovery Place Education Studio Program Manager Beverly Owens, right, recently for 17 days as a Science Communication Fellow on board Titanic discoverer Dr. Bob Ballard's research ship, the E/V Nautilus.

Discovery Place Education Studio Program Manager Beverly Owens recently served for 17 days as a Science Communication Fellow on board Titanic discoverer Dr. Bob Ballard’s research ship, the E/V Nautilus.

Being a part of the Corps of Exploration has allowed Beverly to be actively involved with the scientific research that is currently taking place on the Nautilus.

After receiving a new cable for the Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) while in port in Galveston, Texas, the Nautilus departed for dive sites in the Gulf of Mexico.

The first site was an engineering test dive to test out the … Keep reading.

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Purchase your tickets in advance and you and nine of your entourage will be entered to win VIP limo transportation to Science on the Rocks, provided by Silver Fox Limos. Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, June 17, to qualify.

Are you ready to rock? Join us Friday, June 19, for Science on the Rocks: World Tour, an unforgettable adults-only night at Discovery Place, featuring our newest exhibition, GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World.

Buy your tickets in advance and you could win an opportunity to roll up to Discovery Place in true celebrity style.

As part of the World Tour theme, we are giving away a free VIP limo experience for one guest and nine of his/her friends. In order to win, guests must purchase their Science on the Rocks tickets by Wednesday, June 17. The winner will be notified on Thursday,… Keep reading.

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Discovery Place has received two prestigious Charlotte Magazine's 2015 Best of the Best Awards.

Discovery Place has received two prestigious Charlotte Magazine’s 2015 Best of the Best Awards.

The Museum was honored as the Best Place for Adults to be Kids for Science on the Rocks, our adults-only event that takes place the third Friday of every month from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Guests age 21+ have a chance to explore after hours, with bars, music and special activities throughout the Museum.

According to Charlotte Magazine, “Themes such as ’90s Throwback Night, with its Carlton Dance-off and Mario Kart bouts, display the brilliance of Science on the Rocks. Discovery place knows how to mak… Keep reading.

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In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we're recognizing five dedicated teachers who inspire students and nurture their passions for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Each educator will receive a free workshop of their choice at Discovery Place Education Studio.

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we're recognizing five dedicated teachers who inspire students and nurture their passions for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

These educators were nominated by parents, colleagues and students to receive a free workshop of their choice at Discovery Place Education Studio.

One winning teacher will be announced on the Education Studio blog each day through May 8.

Meet the Teacher Appreciation Week giveaway winners.…

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