Events

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Toddler Time Tuesday

Sign up for our February-March Mommy & Me workshop series

February 7 - March 20, 2018
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Toddler Time Tuesday

Sign up for our December - January Mommy & Me workshop series

April 4 - January 16, 2018
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Wild Kingdom

From the kangaroo to the polar bear, explore the wild world of animals

September 1 - 29, 2017
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Educator Saturdays

Free admission for teachers in September

September 2 - 30, 2017
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Volcanoes

Explore how volcanoes may have led to the extinction of dinosaurs

September 5 - 28, 2017
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Fossil Dig

Excavate your own fossil

September 6 - 29, 2017
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Animal Action

Get “moo-ving” like the animals

September 19 - 26, 2017
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Squirrel Search

Learn about the four squirrel species of North Carolina

September 20, 2017
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Squirrel Search

Learn about the four squirrel species of North Carolina

September 23, 2017
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Fossils

Trace a fossil of your own

September 23 - 24, 2017
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Educator Saturdays

Free admission for teachers in September

September 23 - 30, 2017
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Endangered Animals

Explore the endangered animals in our world & ways we can help them

September 23 - 24, 2017
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Educator Saturdays

Free admission for teachers in September

September 23 - 30, 2017
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Educator Saturdays

Free admissions for teachers in September

September 23 - 30, 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

September 23, 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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Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour (*additional fee)

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

September 23 - December 31, 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
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Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability

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

September 24, 2017
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Johnny Appleseed Day

Celebrate the life and accomplishments of Johnny Appleseed

September 26, 2017
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Johnny Appleseed's Birthday

Let's celebrate one of our favorite folk heroes

September 26, 2017
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Worm Investigation

Learn how worms contribute to our backyard communities

September 27, 2017
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Dinosaur Bones

Build a dinosaur in I CAN Create

September 30, 2017
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Family Science Olympiad

Celebrate science, teamwork and STEM

September 30, 2017
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Owl Pellets

Did you know that some animals swallow their food whole?

September 30 - October 1, 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

September 30 - December 30, 2017
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Night at the IMAX: Amazon Adventure

In the rainforest, everything is not as it seems

October 3, 2017
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Toddler Time Tuesday

Sign up for our October-November Mommy & Me workshop series

October 3 - November 21, 2017
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One Night Wonder

Join us for an annual celebration of inspiring wonder in Charlotte

October 6, 2017
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Monthly Bird Walk

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

October 7 - December 2, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Animal Habitats

Join Discovery Place Science educators to learn about different animal habitats

October 7, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!

Meet new critters and make a bug home to take with you

October 7, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Woodworker

Practice your DIY skills with a hammer, saw and power tools.

October 7, 2017
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Charlotte Mini Maker Faire

Join us for a one-day celebration of creative making featuring hands-on workshops, innovative demos and more

October 14, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Astronomy

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

October 21, 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

November 4, 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

November 4, 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

November 4, 2017
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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

November 5, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Water Workshop

Join Discovery Place Science educators to learn about the importance of water

November 18, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Energy Workshop

Investigate and innovate as you explore your own energy

November 18, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Air Workshop

Join Discovery Place Science Educators to learn how to improve the world's air

November 18, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Inventor

Get in tune with your inner inventor and rock out with a new instrument

December 9, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Entertainment Technology

Explore the science behind your favorite types of entertainment

December 9, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Digital Movie Maker

Plan, create and edit your movie for the big premiere

December 9, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Entertainment Technology

Explore the science behind your favorite types of entertainment

December 10, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Digital Movie Maker

Plan, create and edit your movie for the big premiere

December 10, 2017

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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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