May 29, 2015
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.
September 11, 2014
Posted By: Robert Corbin
Alien Worlds and Androids, which closes Sunday, unveils the innate human desire we all possess to travel and experience the universe. Alas, we are all tethered to our material bodies… or are we?
Dr. Robert Lanza extracted a cell from a banteng (an ox-like creature) that went extinct 25 years ago. The cell was implanted into a female cow, which then gave birth to a banteng.
It is only a matter of time before humans will be cloned.
A cloned individual is, of course, genetically the same as the original with a significant difference. It does not possess the memories of the original and it i… Keep reading.
Alien Worlds and Androids brings guests face to face with worlds far beyond their own. Or are these worlds really that far away after all?
One of the many fascinating topics explored in the exhibition is cybernetic organisms — cyborgs, for short. A cyborg is an organism that has restored function or enhanced abilities due to the integration of some artificial component or technology that relies on some sort of feedback.
In this day and age, people and cockroaches can both be cyborgs. Both are already sensational in their own ways.
A cockroach can live for a week without its head. They b… Keep reading.
May 08, 2014
What role do sensory hair cells play in hearing and balance? Why do wheels on cars appear to spin backwards?
Explore these and other burning questions with our new sidewalk exhibition, opening this Saturday. TryOn Science brings a taste of Discovery Place outside the Museum, activating Tryon Street with hands-on activities that encourage passers-by to see and hear science in the world around them.
How Tall invites you to come over and find out how you measure up, calling out, "Hey, come over here" and "Hold still, I'm going to measure you" before calculating your height and giving a verbal… Keep reading.
April 29, 2014
This is Part I in an ongoing series by Dee Lanier, an educator at Trinity Episcopal School and a Discovery Place STEM Fellow. He is partnering with Discovery Place to explore the use of Google Glass in education.
You might have already heard of Google Glass. If so, you probably have an opinion or two about it.
Extreme techies like myself are excited about this new wearable interactive technology designed by Google. Privacy concerns, conspiracy theories and data-mining fears aside, when I first heard about Glass, I knew I had to have a pair.
Well, that time has come! Although I do not tec… Keep reading.
February 19, 2014
Wilson from WCCB News Rising stopped by Discovery Place recently to check out 101 Inventions That Changed The World, now on exhibition for the first time in the Southeast.
This revolutionary, multi-sensory experience explores some of the most important inventions in history using high-definition graphics, cinema-quality surround sound, hands-on activities and touch-screen displays.
During his visit, Wilson chatted with Alexander Graham Bell, rocked out on invention #72 and learned why the history of invention is unfair to women.
"You know I'm a big fan of Discovery Place," he said. "Now … Keep reading.