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What's Happening This Week at Discovery Place

August 29 - September 4, 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

Fired Up!

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

Legend of the Crossroads

Popular mythology tells us that blues guitarist Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil at a Mississippi crossroads. Learn the story of that fate… 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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Great White Shark

Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the great white shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Gre…

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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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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

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 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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