To succeed in school and life, children need ongoing opportunities for education.
This is especially true during the summer months when students are at risk for the “summer slide” – a learning loss in math, reading and other essential skills.
According to the National Summer Learning Association, all students experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer.
Low income youth are particularly at risk. With unequal access to enrichment opportunities, they can lose an entire grade level or more of academic knowledge. These losses are cumulati… Keep reading.
February 11, 2015
Dianne Chipps Bailey, vice chair of the Board of Trustees for Discovery Place, is setting aside her fear of dancing to raise money for the Museum's new Welcome program.
Dianne will perform Saturday, March 7, in Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte, Charlotte Ballet's annual gala. The fundraiser pairs local celebrities with the professional dancers of Charlotte Ballet to raise funds for the ballet company and for each local celebrity's chosen charity.
Launched in December, the Welcome program provides low-cost access to families with EBT or WIC cards. Parents or caregivers who present thei… Keep reading.
March 04, 2014
This June, our Explore More Life lab will dive into an active exploration of oceans, from marine mammal communication to the benefits of blubber.
Through dynamic hands-on activities, visitors of all ages can engage in real-world life science as they find out what a whale might eat, how a jellyfish moves and why some marine invertebrates look like plants.
You can help us present this month-long look at life under the sea with a generous contribution through power2give. A project of Arts & Science Council, power2give.org empowers you to give directly to local arts, science and history projec… Keep reading.
January 16, 2014
Discovery Place is now accepting applications for adult volunteers for the upcoming exhibition 101 Inventions That Changed The World, which makes its East Coast debut at the Museum on February 2.
101 Inventions That Changed The World is an exciting journey through time and space. Sensory4 immersive media technology allows the stories of these inventions to unfold all around the visitor. The exhibition also houses an Inventors Den, where visitors may try their hands at tinkering to create or adapt new inventions, and an Artifact Gallery showcasing examples of these amazing inventions.
The s… Keep reading.
April 18, 2013
Posted By: Elliot Provance
Did you know that beautiful and exotic coral is being cultivated in World Alive?
Often referred to as the rainforest of the sea, coral creates some of the world's most productive ecosystems, providing complex and varied marine habitats that support a wide range of organisms.
Through a hands-on, inquiry-based approach using live coral, visitors to the Museum are invited to learn about the mysteries of the coral reef and its place in the environment.
Under the expert care of our dedicated aquarists, the Museum's live coral collection has grown exponentially, now residing in a 5,000 gallon … Keep reading.
August 07, 2012
We are excited to announce that our new Power2Give project, The Not So common octopus, has been posted. We are looking forward to having a new 8-legged friend here at Discovery Place, but we need your help! The Octopus vulgaris, also known as the common octopus, would be a great new addition to our World Alive exhibition.
Intelligent enough to solve complex problems, the common octopus is one of the smartest species of octopodes. They have been known to find their way through a manmade maze and even learn how to unscrew the lid off a jar! These octopodes inhabit the Atlantic, Indian and Paci… Keep reading.