*Individual Memberships available at Discovery Place Science and Discovery Place Nature only.
**Guest passes are available for Family Memberships only.
Welcome to Discovery Place
Today we introduce you to Discovery Place, a unified organization providing STEM education to the Carolinas through Discovery Place Science (previously known as Discovery Place at 301 N Tryon St), Discovery Place Nature (previously known as Charlotte Nature Museum, adjacent to Freedom Park) and Discovery Place Kids (with locations in Huntersville and Rockingham).
Celebrating 70 years of inspiring Charlotte
Since 1946, when a young teacher wanted to provide hands-on learning to her students, Discovery Place museums have been offering interactive educational experiences to students and families in the region. Today, through four museums in three cities and community outreach programs throughout the Carolinas, we serve more than 800,000 people a year with high-energy, high-impact science education that is helping to build our region's future.
Build bridges to STEM education
Discovery Place Education Studio provides customized professional development in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to educators across the region at our state-of-the-art facility in uptown Charlotte or delivered right to your school.
Sensory backpacks now available at two Museums
Kits contain industry-approved tools to help children with sensory disorders
Coding for the Future
Discovery Place Education Studio works with Florence School District One on a new coding curriculum in high schools.
Worm Snakes Born at Discovery Place Nature
Two snake eggs were found on the Paw Paw Nature Trail
Trips To Discover
Discovery Place Nature and Discovery Place Kids offer extended summer hours on Tuesday nights until 8:00 p.m.
Museum dedicated to providing access to science education for all of Charlotte’s neighborhoods