October 19, 2015
There is a word for everything children see and experience. The more children are encouraged to learn new words, the stronger their foundation will be for school readiness.
Discovery Place has partnered with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Community School of the Arts to help Charlotte parents build their preschooler`s vocabulary through Get Ready With Words.
Get Ready With Words is funded by a grant from PNC as part of PNC`s Grow Up Great program, which helps children from birth to age 5 prepare for school.
The program provides weekly activities for families in the Grier Heights a… Keep reading.
October 14, 2015
A huge THANK YOU goes out to everyone who attended, exhibited, performed, presented or volunteered in the first-ever Charlotte Mini Maker Faire!
Saturday's rain didn't dampen the Queen City's enthusiasm for making. Nearly 3,500 people joined us for this inaugural event -- wow!
Our friend Todd Hess captured some wonderful photos as people of all ages spent the day trying new crafts, learning about new technologies, building, creating and playing. We hope you left the faire as energized and inspired as we did. What will you make next?
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October 09, 2015
Have you bought your tickets to this Saturday's Charlotte Mini Maker Faire?
This one-day celebration of creative making will feature hands-on workshops, insightful presentations and innovative demonstrations on fashion design, molecular gastronomy, creative writing, 3D printing, robotics, coding and much, more more. You'll be amazed at what you can make!
Get to know the 2015 Makers who will be sharing their creative talents at this inaugural faire. Makers range from tech enthusiasts and scientists to crafters, homesteaders and garage tinkerers.
Check out the schedule of workshops and … Keep reading.
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.