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 tank. It costs $4,525 a quarter - more than $18,000 year - to cultivate and care for our coral.
You can help us continue to expand, teach and learn from our coral by contributing to this project 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 Pacific oceans as well as the Mediterranean Sea. With your help, we will be able to find a healthy octopus to have at Discovery Place. Our cephalopod exhibit is looking for a new resident, and we would l Keep reading.
May 17, 2012
As a mother, former teacher and long-time supporter and volunteer of Discovery Place, Inc., Ann Peetie Davant values and recognizes the importance of this organization to families and residents of our community. This is why she has chosen to leave her legacy by including us in her will. This gift of a lifetime helps to ensure that our organization can continue to offer high-quality programs in order to ignite wonder for generations to come.
What will your legacy be?
Have you thought about how you have made a difference during your lifetime? Most everyone contemplates their legacy. The majority of Americans contribute to their favorite non-profit groups annually throughout their lifetimes. These annual gifts make an enormous difference to those charitable organizations, particu Keep reading.
February 17, 2012
If you or your child has ever attended a summer camp, you understand how important that special experience can be. During Discovery Place Summer Camps children make genuine connections with other children, while finding their own strength in new and different activities.
Every child deserves a camp experience like this. Through the Discovery Place Summer Scholarship Fund, we are able to provide Summer Camp scholarships to local children who would otherwise not have this opportunity. The Scholarship Fund is entirely supported by fundraising efforts, including generous donations from community members who understand the importance of our summer camp program.
You can help send a child to one of our Summer Camps through a donation to The Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are offered b Keep reading.
November 30, 2011
A night like no other
On the night of November 11, 2011, cultural and community partners, elected officials and supporters of Discovery Place, Inc. celebrated the Southern Premiere opening of Mummies of the World. Christopher Perri, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, greeted our guests and shared with them our excitement to be hosting the exhibition in Charlotte. Marcus Corwin, President & CEO of Mummies of the World Touring Company, then described his passion for this exhibition and how the project came to be. The mummies displayed are from all over the world and it took incredible team work and dedication to bring them all together with the related artifacts. Finally, John Mackay, President & CEO of Discovery Place, Inc. unveiled the exhibition to a crowd of nearly 500 guests.
December 06, 2010
Often we receive letters that stand out and reaffirm our mission. And, Greg Peccies recent note certainly does. You see Greg visited Discovery Place at a formative time in his life. In his recent letter to president and CEO John Mackay, Greg writes Currently, I am the Curator of Animal Care at Disneys Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL . Our team is in charge of over 200 African animals in 46 acres of savanna-style mixed-species habitat surrounding two Disney resorts.
The best part about it my path to get to this position started with a 6th grade field trip to Discovery Place! While deciding my major in college, I remembered how much fun I had on that field trip and in many of the other science and nature experiences since then. So to you and to the entire staff of Discovery P Keep reading.