April 28, 2016
Each year, hundreds of volunteers generously donate their time, talent and energy to bringing science and nature to life at our Museums.
At our recent Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Dr. David Grant was named Adult Volunteer of the Year.
Dr. Grant has been a volunteer in the Collections Department for 32 years. In that time he has logged 1,842 hours as a very dedicated volunteer.
We were honored to present him with the 2016 Weldon and Edith Storey Award, which recognizes outstanding adult volunteers who have demonstrated their commitment and passion to educating our guests in an engag… Keep reading.
April 01, 2016
April 1 is April Fools Day, but it's also the start of Earth Month and there are no jokes about it. OK, maybe just one: Why did the leaf go to the doctor?
Because it was feeling green!
Discovery Place’s family of Museums are all celebrating our blue planet with earth-friendly programs all month long. Check out five ways we are going green in April:
1. Have you ever wondered how a seed becomes a beautiful flower? Stop by the Explore More Collections lab at Discovery Place every day at 2:00 p.m. to take a closer look at seed germination and leaf identification.
2. Soil, dirt and worm… Keep reading.
March 28, 2016
Over the past 40 years, billions of people have played with the Rubik’s Cube. But how many can actually solve it?
Discovery Place is looking for people who can solve a Rubik’s Cube (you know, without rearranging the stickers or prying the blocks apart) in a Call for Cubers.
Tell us about your cubing skills to get involved when Beyond Rubik's Cube, the world's first exhibition all about the Rubik's Cube puzzle, opens at Discovery Place this summer.
Maybe you are the speediest cuber in the all the land, have a hidden talent of solving a Rubik’s Cube while blindfolded or are just a casua… Keep reading.
March 08, 2016
Happy International Women's Day! This global day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
According to the Census Bureau's 2009 American Community Survey, women comprise 48% of the U.S. workforce but just 24% of workers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.
At Discovery Place, 64% of our staff is female.
So we asked some of these outstanding women: What inspired your interest in STEM?
Andie Anderson, Program Manager, Professional Development
Bachelor’s degree in biology (Boston College) and master’s degree in education (W… Keep reading.
March 04, 2016
Artist Nick Napoletano is creating buzz around Charlotte with his lifelike paintings, including a stunning Renaissance-inspired piece that can be seen on a Plaza Midwood billboard, courtesy of the Arts and Science Council's ArtPop program.
Nick will lead a two-part figure drawing class March 8 and March 15 at Discovery Place, in partnership with SkillPop.
Participants will learn and practice the basics of gesture-based figure drawing using pencil, then put their skills to use in BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life.
In anticipation of this unique event, Discovery Place had a few questions… Keep reading.
February 26, 2016
March is just a hop, skip and a jump away, so spring into science with Discovery Place! Get ready to welcome the spring season with some colorful events at each of our Museums.
Shed your winter coat, roll up your sleeves and check out one of the top five ways to celebrate spring this month:
1. Shake off the winter blues at the Spring Break Shake Up at Discovery Place.
With new activities every day, guests can explore the many ways to get ready for the summer months. From learning how to protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays to heart-healthy fitness demos that will get your blood p… Keep reading.