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Alien Worlds: A Space Tour Everyone Is Invited

September 6, 2014, All Day

Join us in our inflatable planetarium as we trek through our solar system and beyond in search of extra-terrestrials, whether sentient beings or simple organisms. Date: Saturday, September 6 Showtimes: 11:00 a.m., noon, 1… more

Build It Make It Take It: Wind Tubes Everyone Is Invited

September 13, 2014, 10:30am Explore More Stuff, Level 2

Wind can do amazing things. Join Discovery Place staff to create your own wind tube and then test some of your creations to see how they fly. This project is recommended for ages 10 and older. Kits include fan and all part… more

Volunteer Interest and Interview Session Everyone Is Invited

September 13, 2014, 3:00pm Windows on Tryon, Level 2

Are you interested in volunteer opportunities at Discovery Place? Join us for an information session to learn more about how adults (ages 18 and older) can give their time and talent to provide extraordinary learning opportun… more

Homeschool Week Everyone Is Invited

September 15 - 19 Homeschool families, enjoy discounted Museum admission and a chance to check out our new IMAX films and live assembly program! 125 years ago, electricity and electromagnetism were at the center of a ra… more

Dissection Series: Arthropods Everyone Is Invited

September 20, 2014, 10:30am Explore More Life, Level 1

Take an inside look at some arthropods and check out some live arthropods to learn more about this group of animals. This project is recommended for ages 10 and older. Each dissection kit includes a crayfish and a grasshop… more

Fossil Day Everyone Is Invited

October 11, 2014, All Day Explore More Collections

Activity and Event Details: Saturday, October 11 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Stations throughout Level 1 Free with Museum admission Calling all archaeologists, paleontologists and Indiana Jones wannabes! Join us to celebra… more

Build It Make It Take It: Painting With Circuits Everyone Is Invited

October 11, 2014, 10:30am Explore More Stuff, Level 2

Join Discovery Place educators at the intersection of art and science. Use conductive paint to create an illuminating piece of artwork to take home. This project is recommended for ages 10 and older. Kits include a small c… more

Build It Make It Take It: Bat Boxes Everyone Is Invited

October 25, 2014, 10:30am Explore More Life, Level 1

Learn about bats and how they can aid in pest control. Then build your own bat box to take home. This project is recommended for ages 10 and older. Kits include all materials for the bat boxes. Event Information Saturd… more

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