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What's Happening This Week at Discovery Place

April 25 - May 1, 2015

Events

From the Inside Out: A Day of Dissections North Carolina Science Festival

April 26, 2015, All Day Explore More Life

A North Carolina Science Festival event

Gain a better understanding of body systems through dissection. We will take an inside look at different dissection specimens throughout the day in the Explore More Life lab. We will

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Astronomy Day North Carolina Science Festival

April 26, 2015, All Day

A North Carolina Science Festival event

Celebrate National Astronomy Day with activities throughout the Museum.

Learn about the sun, the stars and exploring the solar system. Build your own planisphere, a pocket solar s

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Featured Exhibitions

Featured Shows

Sub-Zero

Join our resident physicist at the "The Stage" to chill out and explore a world below freezing. With materials so cold they can only be touched with … Learn More

Fired Up!

Oxygen, heat and fuel form the fire triangle! Join us for some explosively fun experiments.… Learn More

Zapped!

Now - May 22, 2015 125 years ago, electricity and electromagnetism were at the center of a raging lightning storm between two brilliant scientists:… Learn More

IMAX Movies in The Charlotte Observer IMAX Dome Theatre

Mysteries of the Unseen World

Mysteries of the Unseen World will transport audiences to places on this planet they have never been before, to see things th…

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Journey to the South Pacific

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett, Journey to the South Pacific will take moviegoers on a breathtaking IMAX® a…

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3D Movies in Discovery 3D Theatre

The Lost World

Bob is a stressed executive who heads to a deserted island for a much-needed vacation. It's a perfect place to relax, with sa…

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Fly Me to the Moon

Team up with three tweenaged flies and sneak on board the legendary Apollo 11 spacecraft for a mind-blowing experience that p…

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Hours of Operation

Sunday
noon - 5:00 p.m.
Mon - Fri
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Closed Easter Sunday, September 8 – 11, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Getting Here

Discovery Place

301 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202
704.372.6261

Directions to the Museum
Parking Instructions
Printable Map

Discovery Place is located in the heart of uptown Charlotte and is accessible by car, train or foot:

By Car:

Discovery Place Parking Deck is located at the corner of Church and 6th Sts. in uptown Charlotte.

Enter the deck from 6th St. The Deck is three levels - walking access to the Museum from the parking deck is on Level 3, an elevator connects and staircase connects all three levels. During the summer parking may become congested, we suggest arriving early.

By Train:

Discovery Place is two blocks from the 7th Street Station stop on the LYNX Light Rail system. Upon exiting the train at 7th St., head west toward Tryon St., Discovery Place is located on Tryon St. between 6th & 7th Sts.

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By Foot:

If you are in uptown Charlotte, simply head toward Tryon St. & 6th St. - we're hard to miss! There are two entrances to the Museum - one located on 6th St. between Tryon St. & Church St. and the other on N. Tryon St. between 6th & 7th Sts.

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