Welcome to Discovery Place

Discovery Place

Today we launch not just a new website, but a whole new way of talking about Discovery Place. You’ll notice that the sites have a fresh, new look, with easy navigation that will get you to the information you want more quickly.  You’ll notice more consistency across our family of museums in the way things appear and work. Most importantly, you’ll notice that we’ve introduced some new names to provide greater clarity about our organization.

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).

For us this is a new way of talking about Discovery Place, but it’s not a new way of thinking about our organization. For 70 years, our team has been dedicated to providing innovative and interactive science education to the community. We’ve done this through museum experiences, live shows, community outreach programs, summer camps, birthday parties, movies, educator professional development, special event programs, hands-on labs, world-class exhibitions, guided travel programs and more.

No matter what the method of delivery, at its core we’ve always been committed to fulfilling the community’s need for educational experiences in science, technology and nature that will help all of our citizens understand their world and prepare them for the future.

But as we worked to understand our community and expanded to meet its needs, we found it was getting harder and harder for the community to understand us. With so many different names and brands, it was difficult to know which services were coming from Discovery Place.

So, today we are rebranding our organization to make it easy to know when a service is being delivered by Discovery Place. We are still the same institution you’ve known for seven decades that has been helping to educate our students, families and visitors.

We’re just talking about ourselves differently. 

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