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Innovate 301: Build-a-Barrel Everyone Is Invited

June 4, 2016, 10:00am Windows on Tryon

Save water, save money, recycle! Learn how to conserve and harvest water using a rain barrel. Our friends from Catawba Riverkeeper and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated will help you retrofit a Coca-Cola syrup drum into … more

Beyond Rubik's Cube Block Party Everyone Is Invited

June 11, 2016, All Day

School is out and science is in! Celebrate summer fun with a Block Party at Discovery Place for opening day of our newest exhibition, Beyond Rubik’s Cube. Explore how the Rubik's Cube emerged from a workshop in Hungary to … more

Beyond Rubik's Cube Members-only Preview Members Only

June 11, 2016, 8:30am

This summer, the ultimate hands-on exhibition is coming to Discovery Place and we want Members to experience it first! Beyond Rubik's Cube is the world's first exhibition all about the Rubik's Cube puzzle. Explore how the … more

World Oceans Day Everyone Is Invited

June 11, 2016, 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

Science on the Rocks: Game Night Science on the Rocks - Ages 21+

June 17, 2016, 5:00pm

It's all fun and games for Science on the Rocks: Game Night, featuring the ultimate hands-on exhibition, Beyond Rubik's Cube. Explore how the Rubik's Cube emerged from a workshop in Hungary to become a worldwide phenomenon… more

Shark Week Everyone Is Invited

Dive into an ocean adventure and join us June 27 - July 1 for Shark Week! Dig for shark teeth, watch a shark dissection and even observe a live shark feeding. Visit with Discovery Place’s rare walking sharks (Hemiscyllium more

Arthropod Day Everyone Is Invited

August 6, 2016, All Day Explore More Life lab

Arthropods are the largest animal phylum and encompass about 85% of all known animals in the world! Arthropods are all around you every day, even in the cold winter: spiders, insects, centipedes, mites, ticks, lobsters, cr… more

Discovery Place Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics Boy Scout Merit Badges

September 24, 2016, 10:15am Explore More Stuff, Level 2

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place educators to earn your Robotics Merit Badge! Date: Saturday, September 24 Time: 10:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Ages: 12 - 17 years Cost: $55 (includes Museum admission) Tmore

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