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New in IMAX

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Volcanoes shape vibrant ecosystems from the depths of the ocean to grasslands and tropical forests. Go where few would dare and come face-to-face with the powerful forces of nature.

Great Bear Rainforest

Hidden from the outside world on Canada's remote Pacific Coast, the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the wildest places left on earth. Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves and sea otters. Discover the rarest bear on earth—the spirit bear.

Design Plans Unveiled for New Discovery Place Nature

Discovery Place celebrated Earth Day by unveiling design plans for the reimagining of Discovery Place Nature situated in Charlotte’s Freedom Park. The new nature haven will be a world-class environmental education center serving the Carolinas and will feature a free public garden filled with wildlife and native plants, inviting the community to connect with and explore the wonders of our natural world. Click here to learn more about the project.

Introducing Scorched Science

At Discovery Place, we're passionate about pushing the boundaries of innovation and incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts into our everyday lives, including creating art!

In the first episode of our new series Scorched Science, we're exploring the science behind copper oxidation by flame painting. This unique technique transforms a simple sheet of copper into a colorful masterpiece. The copper is your canvas and the blowtorch is your paint and paintbrush. Ignite Your Knowledge

We're Buzzzzing about Caffeine

Thursday, September 29 is National Coffee Day! Just as we enjoy a morning cup of coffee, honeybees also enjoy caffeine!

Fun Fact: honeybees are attracted to the strong scent of coffee plant flowers which contain low levels of caffeine. The small and rewarding dose of caffeine enhances the honeybees' long-term memory and draws the pollinators back to the flowers—benefiting the coffee plant!

Plan Your Visit

We can't wait to see you at one of our four Museums! Click below to purchase Museum admission.

Discovery Place Science

Discovery Place Nature

Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville

Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham

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