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Science with a Twist

Have an impact on our community with a night of scientifically proven fun

Sat | November 03, 2018
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Playful Pinwheels

Learn about pinwheels, and how this shape is found in nature

Tue | September 25, 2018
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Seed Creature

Learn about plants and terrestrial biomes

Sat | September 29, 2018
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The Perfect Dose

Learn how medicines work

Sat | September 29, 2018
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Elephant Toothpaste

Check out this foamy concoction and see how big we can make it

Sat | September 29, 2018
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Design Workshop

Learn how to use various new tools in this free workshop

Sat | September 29, 2018
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Swirling Vortex

Learn how to make invisible air visible!

Tue | September 25, 2018
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How to Be a Superhero

Do you have what it takes to be a superhero?

Tue | September 25, 2018
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Bernoulli Bag

How many breaths does it take to inflate an eight-foot windbag?

Wed | September 26, 2018
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Comic Book Mania

Learn how to sequence events and become an artist.

Wed | September 26, 2018
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Johnny Appleseed Day

Celebrate the life and accomplishments of Johnny Appleseed

Wed | September 26, 2018
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Insect Armor

Find out how arthropods survive without bones

Wed | September 26, 2018
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Save the City

Use your superhero abilities to defeat all the obstacles and save our town!

Sat | September 29, 2018
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Gravity Pulls

Did you know there is an invisible force that keeps us here on Earth?

Sat | September 29, 2018
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Night at the IMAX: Journey to the South Pacific

Go on a breathtaking adventure to the tropics for one-night-only

Tue | October 02, 2018
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Senior Science Days: Wildlife of North Carolina

Explore the seasonal wildlife of Charlotte with hands-on encounters

Mon | October 08, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Museum naturalists to earn your Environmental Science Merit Badge

Sat | October 13, 2018
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National Geographic Live Daytime Show: Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice

Follow along as David Doubilet & Jennifer Hayes dive deep into the unknown

Tue | October 23, 2018
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National Geographic Live: Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice

Follow along as David Doubilet & Jennifer Hayes dive deep into the unknown

Tue | October 23, 2018
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Make & Mingle: Spooky String Art

Get creative in our adults-only DIY workshop - this month featuring a Halloween activity.

Thu | October 25, 2018
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Boo Bash Members' Experience

Join us early for a morning of Halloween fun

Sat | October 27, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Weather

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Weather Merit Badge

Sat | November 03, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Programming

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Programming Merit Badge

Sat | November 03, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Pulp & Paper Merit Badge

Sat | November 03, 2018
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Night at the IMAX: Wild Africa

Explore the world's wildest continent at a special evening show

Tue | November 06, 2018
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Make & Mingle: Wine Rack & Tray

Get creative in our adults-only DIY workshop

Thu | November 29, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Chemistry Merit Badge

Sat | December 01, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Electricity Merit Badge

Sat | December 01, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Sustainability Merit Badge

Sun | December 02, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Electronics Merit Badge

Sun | December 02, 2018
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Night at the IMAX: Backyard Wilderness

Explore the unexpected wonder of nature that is right under your nose

Tue | December 04, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Museum naturalists to earn your Environmental Science Merit Badge

Sat | December 08, 2018
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Homeschool Day

Discount admission & special offers for homeschool families

Mon | January 07, 2019
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Senior Science Days: Entomology (BUGS!!)

Explore the world of bugs with hands-on exhibitions and immersive experiences

Wed | January 09, 2019
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National Geographic Live: View From Above

Explore the stars & get to know astronaut Terry Virts

Tue | January 29, 2019
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National Geographic Live Daytime Show: View From Above

Explore the stars & get to know astronaut Terry Virts

Tue | January 29, 2019
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National Geographic Live: On the Trail of Big Cats

Journey into the world of big cats with National Geographic photographer Steve Winter

Tue | March 26, 2019
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National Geographic Live Daytime Show: On the Trail of Big Cats

Journey into the world of big cats with National Geographic photographer Steve Winter

Tue | March 26, 2019
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Discovery Place Nature Exploration Weekend

Join Discovery Place educators for a weekend of outdoor exploration and relaxation

Fri | May 03, 2019
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Senior Science Days: Towers of Past, Present & Future

Tap your inner engineer as we build an experience around some of the most famous buildings of the past, present and future.

Wed | May 29, 2019

Plan a visit

Discovery Place provides unique destinations and experiences for all who wonder, using fun, hands-on learning to conjure curiosity and activate imaginations. Spend a day at one of our Museums and enter a world where learning comes to life for everyone in your family.

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