September 15, 2015
What’s the strangest item in our Collections? What’s the oldest living organism in the Museum. #AskaCurator tomorrow on social media.
A global Twitter-based event, Ask a Curator Day connects expert curators to Museum fans and encourages followers to keep the questions flowing by using the #AskACurator hashtag.
Before you tweet your first question, get to know our Museum curators, Keely Lewis and Elliot Provance.
We can't wait to hear from you!…
September 09, 2015
Ask a Curator Day is just a week away. A global Twitter-based event, Ask a Curator Day connects expert curators to Museum fans and encourages followers to keep the questions flowing by using the #AskACurator hashtag.
Traditional thoughts of a museum curator may draw up images of ancient artifacts and not-so-lively animal specimens but did you know some curators work with living organisms?
Take a peek behind the scenes and meet Elliot Provance, Director of Living Exhibition.
With over 1,200 living animals at the Museum, Elliot is in charge of maintaining ethical and philosophical anima… Keep reading.
September 02, 2015
Our Museum curators are getting ready for Ask a Curator Day on Wednesday, September 16, and we hope you are too!
A global Twitter-based event, Ask a Curator Day connects expert curators to Museum fans and encourages followers to keep the questions flowing. Before you tweet your first question, meet Keely Lewis, Collections Manager at Discovery Place.
Keely manages over 50,000 nonliving Collections items and associated records housed in Discovery Place Education Studio. From preparing objects for use in exhibitions to maintaining a database of object records and photos, she has her hands … Keep reading.
It’s back to school time, and we’ve planned a full day of Discovery Place fun for half the price, just for homeschool families. Experiment with Ozobots and 3D printers, meet a new animal, get creative with Raspberry Pi and much more during Homeschool Day on Tuesday, August 25.
You can dive right into the new school year with an IMAX® showing of Great White Shark, or shrink down to the size of the tip of your No. 2 pencil in Mysteries of the Unseen World.
The entertainment jumps off the screen in our all-new live assembly program, Journey to Planet B-1. Homeschool families can be among th… Keep reading.
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.
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.