*Individual Memberships available at Discovery Place Science and Discovery Place Nature only. **Guest passes are available for Family Memberships only.
High-energy, high-impact science at your location. Discovery Place Outreach is a museum-on-wheels, bringing hands-on science to your doorstep. Our classes, workshops, assemblies and festival booths are perfect for classroom curriculum enhancement, after school programs, summer camps, homeschool groups and even parties.
Call 704.372.6261 x300 to book today!
Please note: A gap fee of $125.00 will be charged for every 60 minute gap between programs.
There is a minimum charge for two classes per Outreach visit.
Engage in action-packed chemical reactions while learning about properties of materials
All About Animals
Through active exploration, learn how scientists classify animals
Discover the wonderful world of animals and travel across the planet to discover unique creatures and their relationship with their environment
Assembly: Energy, Energy, Energy
Illuminate the science behind electrical, chemical and thermal energy
Assembly: Matter of Science
Wow your students with demonstrations involving combustion and liquid nitrogen
Class on a Cart: Animal Mania
Meet a variety of animal friends, such as reptiles, arthropods and amphibians
Class on a Cart: Bubbles, Balls & Buoyancy
Explore buoyancy & gravity through bubbles and hands-on activities
Class on a Cart: Sensory Science
Use your senses to experience the wonders of the world
Day and Night
Explore our ever-changing sky and learn to recognize differences in the day and night sky
Daylight in a Bottle
Experiment with recyclable materials and various liquids to design an electricity-free way to light homes
Design a Maglev Train
Use the Engineering Design Process to design & test a frictionless train model
For the littlest paleontologist, rediscover dinosaur friends that lived long ago
Conduct hair-raising experiments with the Van de Graaf generator
Forces and Motion
Newton’s Laws of Motion come alive in this class packed with guided-inquiry activities
Horticultural Engineer: Hydroponics
Design and engineer a soil-less system for growing crops
Illusions of Optics
Explore the nature of light, perception, vision, waves and the electromagnetic spectrum
Keep it Moving
Examine real bones, tissues and artificial joints
Life at 40X
Explore the micro world and compare the structures and functions of plant and animal cells
Investigate the properties of solids, liquids and gases while conducting exciting experiments
Work with robots to solve a unique challenge
Solar System Spectacular
Explore the solar system to learn about the sun, planets, asteroids and moons that make up Earth's neighborhood
Sound Is Vibration
Uncover various ways to create sound while learning about the physical properties of sound
Starry, Starry Night
Witness the wonders of the universe
Become amateur meteorologists by using weather instrumentation to gather and analyze data
Wind Energy Engineer
Design your own turbine blades to rotate with wind power
Workshop: Animal Detectives
Uncover clues and learn about the five classes of animals in this 6 week workshop
Workshop: Astronomy Adventures
Learn about stars, planets and other celestial objects during this astronomical workshop
Workshop: Body Systems
Discover how body systems work together and react to new conditions
Workshop: Bridge Building 101
Uncover the physics behind forces applied to a bridge
Workshop: Code Kids
Explore coding basics, including functions, loops, conditionals and de-bugging
Workshop: Engineering is Elementary
Explore the Engineering Design Process and participate in hands-on inquiry activities
Workshop: Forensics Crime Lab
Use cutting-edge technology to decipher evidence found at a crime scene
Dive into water cycles, buoyancy, filtration and pollution, aquatic life and properties of water
Workshop: Human & Comparative Anatomy
Learn about the inner working of the human body in this 12 week workshop
Workshop: Mini CSI
Become a detective during this crime-busting workshop
Workshop: Mini Maker
Become a maker as you create, build, innovate, design, improve, hack and push boundaries
Workshop: Our Changing Climate
Explore causes, effects and solutions in this hands-on workshop
Explore the many facets of robotics through problem solving and collaboration
Workshop: Super Structures
Inspire the engineer within!
Workshop: Think It, Plan It, Make It
Join the maker movement as you build, innovate, and solve problems
Workshop: Water Wonders
Roll up your sleeves and investigate the wonders of this most precious resource
You Are What You Eat
Decode nutrition labels and investigate a fast food meal to measure its energy and nutritional content
You Can Build It!
Use the very popular Build It!® blocks to work through engineering challenges and create fascinating structures
Conditions & Booking Information
One designated location is required for all visits requiring multiple programs on one day.
Discovery Place Outreach educators must have access to the program space at least 30-60 minutes prior and 30-60 minutes after each session to set up and take down programs.
During this time, Discovery Place Outreach educators are not responsible for students. Outreach educators are not responsible for monitoring drop off and pick up times before or after programs.
The number of attendees communicated to Discovery Place Outreach must be accurate to ensure an optimal learning experience.
Changes to the number of attendees the day of the program may result in cancellation of the program.
A mileage fee is applied to all Discovery Place Outreach programs. Mileage is charged at $25.00 per Mecklenburg County visit (or $25.00 per Richmond County visit for programs originating from Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham) and $.75 per mile for all out of county visits.
Travel requiring overnight lodging for the educator is billed at $225.00 per educator per night.
A gap fee of $125.00 will be charged for every 60 minute gap between programs.