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.
June 19, 2015
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.