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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Celebrate this inspiring author with some silliness and rhymes

March 24, 2017
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We’ve Got Potential

Discover the potential energy in Newton’s Cradle & other familiar objects

March 24, 2017
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Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour

Take an exclusive look at the non-public, working areas of our aquarium

March 25, 2017
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Guided Nature Walk

Join us the fourth Saturday of each month for an educational walk on the Paw Paw Nature Trail

March 25, 2017
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HACKATHONclt

​Charlotte's biggest geek fest is coming to Discovery Place Science

March 25, 2017
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Carnivores and Omnivores and Herbivores, Oh My!

Skulls can tell a fascinating story about an animal’s life

March 25, 2017
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Air Pressure

Learn about the force exerted by air through fun activities

March 25, 2017
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Light It Up

Did you know you can build a battery using energy stored in fruit?

March 25, 2017
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Magnetic Force

Experiment with magnetic force

March 28, 2017
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It’s Electric

Join us for a hair-raising experiment with our Van De Graaff generator

March 28, 2017
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Lovely Leaves

Learn about plant anatomy through colorful leaf rubbings

March 29, 2017
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We’ve Got Potential

Discover the potential energy in Newton’s Cradle & other familiar objects

March 29, 2017
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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Celebrate this inspiring author with some silliness and rhymes

March 29, 2017
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Magnetic Force

Experiment with magnetic force

March 30, 2017
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It’s Electric

Join us for a hair-raising experiment with our Van De Graaff generator

March 30, 2017
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Monthly Bird Walk

Join a Museum naturalist to discover year-round & seasonal birds

April 01, 2017
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Toddler Time Tuesday

Sign up for our April-May Mommy & Me workshop series

April 04, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Senses

Join Discovery Place Science educators for experiments involving your five senses

April 08, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Detectives

Join Discovery Place Science educators to detect codes, fingerprints and DNA

April 08, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Special Agent

Join Discovery Place Science educators to learn the science of forensics

April 08, 2017
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Envirocaching

Join our naturalists every second Saturday of the month where GPS exploration and scavenger hunt meet

April 08, 2017
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Run for the Ribbons 5K

Register now and save

April 08, 2017
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Neurodiversity Day

A sensory-friendly event at Discovery Place Science

April 13, 2017
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Science + Society 2017

An exclusive invitation-only event

April 19, 2017
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Science on the Rocks: Steampunk Soiree

An adults-only night at the Museum featuring gears, beers, bustles & more

April 21, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science

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

April 22, 2017
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Dissection Series: Pigs

Take an inside look at pig anatomy

April 29, 2017
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Discovery Place Nature Exploration Weekend

A weekend of family fun in the mountains

May 05, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Weather

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

May 06, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Digital Technology

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

May 06, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Programming

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

May 06, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Model Design & Building

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Model Design & Building Merit Badge

May 07, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Reptile & Amphibian Study

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Museum naturalists to earn your Reptile & Amphibian Study Merit Badge

May 13, 2017
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Dissection Series: Pigeons

Take an inside look at bird anatomy

May 20, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Trees

Join Discovery Place Science educators to learn about the science behind trees

May 20, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Flowers

Learn about the science of flowers & how to change a flower’s color

May 20, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Home Scientist

Join Discovery Place Science educators to mix, measure and make concoctions

May 20, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Geocaching

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

May 27, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry

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

June 03, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity

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

June 03, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics

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

June 04, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Energy

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

August 26, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Engineering

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

August 26, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Chess

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

August 27, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics

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

September 23, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration

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

September 24, 2017

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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