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.
June 10, 2015
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.
May 06, 2015
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.…
April 24, 2015
Is there an outstanding educator in your life who deserves a special gift?
Nominate your favorite teacher to win a gift of education!
We're looking for dedicated teachers who inspire students and nurture their passions for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
Five educators will be selected to receive a free content workshop or technology workshop of their choice at Discovery Place Education Studio.
Nominations must be submitted by Friday, May 1. One winning teacher will be announced each day of Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 - 8.
Nominees may be Pre K - 12 teach… Keep reading.
April 13, 2015
April 12-18 is National Volunteer Week!
In the past year, more than 300 volunteers have generously given their time, talent and energy to bringing science and nature to life at our Museums.
This week, we’re spotlighting one of our youngest volunteers, Gloria Kirk, who joined Discovery Place’s Apprentice Leadership Program in the fall of 2014.
The Apprentice Leadership Program provides students ages 12-17 with the opportunity to build critical thinking and leadership skills and gain knowledge of science and education while working closely with Museum professionals. These dedicated teen… Keep reading.