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What's Happening This Week at Discovery Place

June 25 - July 1, 2016

Events

Shark Week Everyone Is Invited

July 1, 2016, All Day

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 

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Featured Exhibitions

Featured Shows

The Great Oracle - NEW!

Join our wise fool for an ancient tale of deductive reasoning and permutations. Will you be the Oracle of Truth, The Oracle of Falsehood, or the Oracl… Learn More

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

IMAX Movies in The Charlotte Observer IMAX Dome Theatre

Journey to Space

Journey to Space is a celebration of space exploration, a tribute to international cooperation in space research and a vision…

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National Parks Adventure

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventur…

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3D Movies in Discovery 3D Theatre

Watermelon Magic

Due to technical difficulties, Watermelon Magic will be shown in 2D only this week. Watermelon Magic is an enchanting stor…

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Hours of Operation

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

Closed Easter Sunday, September 6 – 9, 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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