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What's Happening This Week at Discovery Place

November 21 - November 27, 2015

Featured Exhibitions

Featured Shows

Rat Basketball

Charlotte's other favorite basketball team is back! Cheer the Red Team or the Blue Team on to victory. Then learn all about how these rat-letes are… Learn More


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

Pandas: The Journey Home

Pandas: The Journey Home is a groundbreaking natural-history film that captures the highly endangered giant pandas living in …

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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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3D Movies in Discovery 3D Theatre

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea has amazed and entertained readers for over 140 years. Re-imagining the classic…

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Hours of Operation

noon - 5:00 p.m.
Mon - Fri
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
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

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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