Events

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Shark Hats

Learn about sharks & make a fun hat to take home

July 01, 2017
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Shark Week

Dig for shark teeth, explore shark anatomy and more

July 23, 2017
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Fossil Dig: Shark Teeth

Join us for a special fossil dig

July 24, 2017
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Shark Feeding

Learn about sharks & make a fun hat to take home

July 24, 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

July 29, 2017
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Busy Bees

Learn about the life of our bee friends

July 29, 2017
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Predator vs. Prey

Join us for a story about animal defenses

July 29, 2017
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Ocean Sensory

Feel different sands & make a splash

July 29, 2017
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Bacteria Plates

How clean is your phone?

July 29, 2017
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Robotics Demo

Explore a rotating array of robots

July 29, 2017
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Dissection Series: Sharks

Take an inside look at a shark and learn their unique features

July 29, 2017
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Pollution Clean Up Challenge

Ever wonder where your trash goes

July 29, 2017
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Germ Journey

How clean are your hands?

July 29, 2017
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Robotics

Explore a rotating array of robots

July 29, 2017
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Shark Week

Dig for shark teeth, explore shark anatomy and more

July 30, 2017
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Dissection Series: Sharks

Take an inside look at a shark and learn their unique features

July 30, 2017
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Fun with Glue

Can you have too much glue?

August 01, 2017
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Pet Rocks

Create your very own pet rock

August 01, 2017
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Smart with Art

Did you know meaningful art activities support brain development?

August 02, 2017
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Batty for Bats

Join us as we separate bat facts from fiction

August 02, 2017
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Fun with Glue

Can you have too much glue?

August 03, 2017
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Dung Beetle Relay

Compete as scarab beetles in a dung-ball rolling race

August 04, 2017
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Keeping Our Oceans Clean

Find out what you can do to save our oceans

August 04, 2017
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Smart with Art

Did you know meaningful art activities support brain development?

August 04, 2017
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Monthly Bird Walk

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

August 05, 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

August 05, 2017
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Arthropod Day

Let's shell-ebrate the world's largest animal phylum

August 05, 2017
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My Name

Practice writing the letters in your name in fun ways

August 05, 2017
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Batty for Bats

Join us as we separate bat facts from fiction

August 05, 2017
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Owl Prowl

Search in Fort Wild for owl evidence

August 09, 2017
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Countdown to Kindergarten

Get ready to go back to school

August 10, 2017
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Rhymes

Join us for fun times as we play with some nursery rhymes

August 12, 2017
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Owl Prowl

Search in Fort Wild for owl evidence

August 12, 2017
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Homeschool Day

Discount admission & special offers for homeschool families

August 14, 2017
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Hard-Working Honey Bees

Discover how honey bees use their senses to work together

August 16, 2017
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Science on the Rocks: Carnival After Dark

Step right up (must be 21 or older)

August 18, 2017
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Eclipse

Find out why the sky will go dark on August 21

August 19, 2017
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Census of the Senses

Tune-in to your sense of sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch

August 19, 2017
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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

The Solar Eclipse is coming to Charlotte

August 21, 2017
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Solar Eclipse Tailgate Party

Come watch the Solar Eclipse!

August 21, 2017
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Hard-Working Honey Bees

Discover how honey bees use their senses to work together

August 23, 2017
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Countdown to Kindergarten

Help your young learner get ready for school at this FREE community event

August 25, 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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Color Mixing

Learn about primary colors & how to create secondary colors

August 26, 2017
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Sensational Snakes

Meet one of our ambassador snakes

August 26, 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

August 27, 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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Sensational Snakes

Meet one of our ambassador snakes

August 30, 2017
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Party and Play

21+ Party at the Museum

September 08, 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: 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: 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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Night at the IMAX: Amazon Adventure

In the rainforest, everything is not as it seems

October 03, 2017
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One Night Wonder

Join us for an annual celebration of inspiring wonder in Charlotte

October 06, 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: Weather

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

November 04, 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 04, 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 04, 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 05, 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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