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Upcoming Events

Innovate 301: Intro to Interactive Electronics Everyone Is Invited

May 30, 2015, noon Windows on Tryon, Level 2

Join our resident Maker for an introduction to invention technology by using interactive electronic objects such as Makey Makeys, Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Date: Saturday, May 30 Time: noon – 5:00 p.m. Location: Windows … more

Six String Saturdays Everyone Is Invited

May 30, 2015, 2:00pm 301 N. Tryon St.

This summer, Discovery Place is activating Tryon Street with Six String Saturdays, a free music series featuring genres including jazz, pop, rock, sitar, Celtic, country, bluegrass and folk. Enjoy live music on the patio n… more

World Oceans Day Everyone Is Invited

June 6, 2015, All Day Discovery Place

Dive into World Oceans Day and explore what makes 71 percent of the Earth's surface so amazing! Chat with experts from Polar Bears International and the North Carolina Fossil Club about polar bears and other ocean animals.… more

Over the Rainbow Family Science Workshop

June 6, 2015, 10:30am

This Family Science Workshop is for families with children in grades 3 - 5. Explore light as a form of energy and learn how it can be reflected, refracted and absorbed. Uncover the rainbow of visible light as well as invis… more

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Family Science Workshop

June 6, 2015, 10:30am

This Workshop is for families with children in grades Pre K - 2. The ocean is a very big place! What kind of fish and other animals can you find in the sea? We'll read the classic Dr. Seuss tale and then explore the aquar… more

June Sky View Everyone Is Invited

June 13, 2015, All Day The Stage, Level 2

Join us in our inflatable planetarium as we trek through our solar system and take a look at This Month's Sky View. Date: Saturday, June 13 Showtimes: noon, 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. Location: The Stage,… more

Science on the Rocks: World Tour Everyone Is Invited - Must 21 Years or Older

June 19, 2015, 5:00pm Discovery Place

Are you ready to rock? Join us for an unforgettable adults-only night at Discovery Place featuring our newest exhibition, GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World. Buy tickets now. Get your air guitar in tune for… more

Homeschool Day Everyone Is Invited

August 25, 2015, All Day Discovery Place

Homeschool families, come enjoy discounted admission and a chance to check out our newest special limited engagement exhibition and an IMAX film of your choice. GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World explores the sci… more

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