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What's Happening This Week at Discovery Place

August 23 - August 29, 2014

Events

Alien Worlds: A Space Tour Everyone Is Invited

August 23, 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, August 23 Showtimes: noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00… more

Featured Exhibitions

Featured Shows

Blast Off - NEW!

Join us at The Stage to test your space knowledge and compete for prizes in this audience-participation game show.… 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 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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D-Day: Normandy 1944

June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet few know in detail exactly why a…

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3D Movies in Discovery 3D Theatre

Penguins 3D

Narrated by David Attenborough, "Penguins 3D" celebrates the destiny of a very special King Penguin, who returns to his birth…

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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.- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Closed February 7, Easter Sunday, September 2-3, 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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