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Toddler Time Tuesday

Sign up for our April-May Mommy & Me workshop series

April 04, 2017
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Toddler Time Tuesday

Sign up for our February-March Mommy & Me workshop series

February 07, 2017
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Dissection Series: Sharks

Take an inside look at a shark and learn their unique features

December 10, 2016
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Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Electronics Merit Badge

December 04, 2016
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Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Chemistry Merit Badge

December 03, 2016
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Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Electricity Merit Badge

December 03, 2016
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Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Museum naturalists to earn your Environmental Science Merit Badge

December 03, 2016
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Dissection Series: Rat

Take an inside look at a rat and learn about the features we might have in common

November 19, 2016
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Opening Night Celebration of Genghis Khan

An exclusive invitation-only event

November 18, 2016
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Merit Badge Workshop: Model Design & Building

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Model Design & Building Merit Badge

November 06, 2016
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Merit Badge Workshop: Weather

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Weather Merit Badge

November 05, 2016
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Merit Badge Workshop: Digital Technology

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Digital Technology Merit Badge

November 05, 2016
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Merit Badge Workshop: Programming

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Programming Merit Badge

November 05, 2016
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I CAN Be Anything Fair

Explore what the future can hold at our kid-sized career fair

November 05, 2016
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Merit Badge Workshop: Geocaching

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Museum naturalists to earn your Geocaching Merit Badge

November 05, 2016
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Merit Badge Workshop: Geocaching

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Museum naturalists to earn your Geocaching Merit Badge

November 05, 2016
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Toddler Time Tuesday

Sign up for our November-December Mommy & Me workshop series

November 01, 2016
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Halloween

Wear your costume and enjoy safe trick-or-treating and games

October 30, 2016
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!

Join Discovery Place Science educators to learn about creepy crawlies all around us

October 29, 2016
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Animal Habitats

Join Discovery Place Science educators to learn about different animal habitats

October 29, 2016
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Animal Helpers

Join Discovery Place Science educators to investigate how animals can help people

October 29, 2016
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Spinning Spiders & Creepy Crawlers

Enjoy Halloween treats and learn about spiders, bees and other little friends that scurry underfoot

October 29, 2016
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Boo Bash (Members Only)

Enjoy exclusive access to the Museum, just for Discovery Place Nature Members

October 29, 2016
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Scientist

Ask questions, make predictions & conduct experiments

October 29, 2016
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Cornelius Youth Orchestra

Enjoy a free performance from the Cornelius Youth Orchestra

October 29, 2016
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Spooky Science Lab

Grab your goggles and gloves for these eerie experiments

October 29, 2016
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Flower Power

Explore the wonderful properties of flowers and why we need them

October 26, 2016
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Dissection Series: Squid

Take an inside look at a squid and learn about some of their unique cephalopod features

October 22, 2016
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Guided Nature Walk

Join us the fourth Saturday of each month for an educational walk on the Paw Paw Nature Trail

October 22, 2016
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Happy Birthday Discovery Place Kids

Help us celebrate our sixth birthday and newly renovated Town Market

October 22, 2016
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Farmers

Find out where all the food we eat comes from

October 22, 2016
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Beautiful Blossoms

Explore the parts of a flower, from petals to stem

October 22, 2016
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Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

Use basic kitchen chemistry to mix up a pumpkin spiced sensory delight

October 22, 2016
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Guided Nature Walk

Join us the fourth Saturday of each month for an educational walk on the Paw Paw Nature Trail

October 22, 2016
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Science on the Rocks: Fright at the Museum

An adults-only night of monstrous mayhem

October 21, 2016
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Greenhouse Growing

Create your own mini greenhouse to take home

October 19, 2016
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National Chemistry Week

Celebrate National Chemistry Week by concocting experiments sure to blow you away

October 16, 2016
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Fire Fighters

Stop, drop and roll to Town Center to learn about these community helpers

October 15, 2016
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Planting a Garden

Become a gardener with us today as we plant native North Carolina flowers

October 15, 2016
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Slime Time

What happens when you mix two liquids, a touch of glitter and a whole lot of science?

October 15, 2016
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A Bug’s Life

What kind of insects can you find on a flower?

October 12, 2016
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Charlotte Mini Maker Faire

Join us for a one-day celebration of creative making featuring hands-on workshops, innovative demos and more

October 08, 2016
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Envirocaching

Join our naturalists every second Saturday of the month where GPS exploration and scavenger hunt meet

October 08, 2016
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Veterinarian

Do you have what it takes to keep our furry friends healthy?

October 08, 2016
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Build a Flower

Make your own flower craft and listen to a special reading of Planting the Rainbow

October 08, 2016
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Bubble Blast

Uncover the secrets & science behind bubbles

October 08, 2016
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Citizen Science Friday: Great Worldwide Star Count

Participate in counting stars for science & practice your star gazing skills

October 07, 2016
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Police Officers

Gather evidence to solve a mystery

October 05, 2016
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Native Flora

Take a walk with a naturalist and learn about native plants growing at the Museum

October 05, 2016
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Wizards at Work

Did you know chemists and wizards have a lot in common?

October 05, 2016
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Construction Workers

Learn about blue prints and build something special

October 04, 2016
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Solids, Liquids & Gas…Oh My!

Engage in extraordinary experiences involving the three states of matter

October 04, 2016
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Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour

Take an exclusive look at the non-public, working areas of our aquarium

October 01, 2016
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Monthly Bird Walk

Join a Museum naturalist on the first Saturday of each month to discover year-round & seasonal birds

October 01, 2016
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Dentist

Do you know how to keep your teeth healthy?

October 01, 2016
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Seed Detective

Every flower starts as a seed, but how does a seed grow?

October 01, 2016
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Worm Goo

Create instant polymers with wiggly, slippery worm goo

October 01, 2016
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One Night Wonder

Join us for a night of wonder celebrating the 70th anniversary of Discovery Place

September 29, 2016
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Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Museum naturalists to earn your Environmental Science Merit Badge

September 03, 2016

Plan a visit

Discovery Place provides unique destinations and experiences for all who wonder, using fun, hands-on learning to conjure curiosity and activate imaginations. Spend a day at one of our Museums and enter a world where learning comes to life for everyone in your family.

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