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Makey Makey Workshop

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Wed | February 28, 2018
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Makey Makey Workshop

Learn how to use Makey Makey in the classroom

Sat | April 14, 2018
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Makey Makey Workshop

Learn how to use Makey Makey in the classroom

Sat | May 12, 2018
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Makey Makey Workshop

Learn how to use Makey Makey in the classroom

Sat | June 02, 2018
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3D Printing and Design

Build a 3D printer and learn how to use 3D printing in the classroom

Mon | June 11, 2018
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Robotics and Coding

Learn to use the Hummingbird Duo robotics kit and develop lessons for your classroom

Mon | June 18, 2018
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Project Based Learning

Broaden your understanding of problem based learning & write a custom PBL unit for your classroom

Mon | June 18, 2018
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Makey Makey Workshop

Learn how to use Makey Makey in the classroom

Sat | June 23, 2018
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Inquiry in Everything

Examine the inquiry method of education and develop inquiry lessons for your own classroom

Mon | June 25, 2018
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MAKE & Design Thinking

Learn how to create a makerspace for your school with low-tech, low-cost materials

Mon | July 09, 2018
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Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour

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

Sat | February 24, 2018
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Are You da Vinci's Vitruvian Man?

Can you calculate the Golden Ratio?

Fri | February 23, 2018
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The da Vinci Bridge

Learn how to make da Vinci's self-supporting bridge

Wed | February 28, 2018
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Building da Vinci’s Machines

Assemble some of Leonardo da Vinci's more famous creations.

Thu | February 22, 2018
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Air da Vinci

Create your own da Vinci inspired flying machine and put it to the test

Fri | February 23, 2018
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Da Vinci’s Engineering Challenge

Can you build a structure that can withstand a siege machine?

Sat | February 24, 2018
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Writing Like da Vinci

Can you crack the da Vinci code?

Sun | February 25, 2018
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Flying Monkeys

Create a flying machine with a twist -- a barrel of monkeys

Thu | February 22, 2018
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Mardi Gras Masks

Make a festive mask to take home

Thu | February 22, 2018
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Healthy Art

What can you make with fruit and vegetables?

Thu | February 22, 2018
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Pump It Up

February is American Heart Month and it’s time to get our hearts pumping

Thu | February 22, 2018
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Black History Month

Discover notable inventors and their creations in honor of Black History Month

Fri | February 23, 2018
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Winter Olympics

Learn about different winter sports & this year’s host country of Korea

Fri | February 23, 2018
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Meet a Hedgehog

Get to know Lil Quills and Young Poke

Sat | February 24, 2018
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Toddler Time Tuesday

Sign up for Mommy & Me workshops

Tue | February 27, 2018
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Heart Dissection

Learn about the heart through a Museum educator-led dissection

Sat | February 24, 2018
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Engineering Design Challenge

Can you complete our Engineering Design Challenge?

Sat | February 24, 2018
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Winter Wonderland

Find out what animals do in winter & make your own winter diorama

Sat | February 24, 2018
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Members-Only 5th Birthday Celebration

An exclusive after-hours birthday celebration for Museum Members

Fri | February 23, 2018
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Day in the Life: Heart Day

Learn more about your heart and how to keep it healthy

Sat | February 24, 2018
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Healthy Food

Let’s play with food!

Sat | February 24, 2018
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Let the Games Begin

Do you have what it takes to win the Discovery Place Kids Olympic Games?

Sat | February 24, 2018
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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

Sat | February 24, 2018
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International Polar Bear Day

Learn about these amazing creatures & take the thermostat challenge

Tue | February 27, 2018
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Feeding Feathered Friends

Learn about birds that visit in winter & make bird feeder to take home

Wed | February 28, 2018
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Magnetic Force

Experiment with magnetic force

Thu | March 01, 2018
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Squishy Circuits

Did you know that play dough is a conductor?

Thu | March 01, 2018
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Fingerprint Art

Learn about your unique fingerprints with a fun art activity

Thu | March 01, 2018
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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Celebrate this inspiring author with some silliness and rhymes

Fri | March 02, 2018
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Force

How much force is needed to free a kite from a tree?

Sat | March 03, 2018
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Engineer in Residence Workshop: Moving Water

Can you design a system to move water?

Sat | March 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 | March 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 | March 03, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography

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

Sat | March 03, 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

Sun | March 04, 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 | March 04, 2018
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Night at the IMAX: Wonders of the Arctic

Journey to a breathtaking ice wilderness​ at this special evening event

Tue | March 06, 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 | March 10, 2018
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Takeover Days: American Institute of Architects

Showcasing the STEM work being done in the Carolinas

Sat | March 10, 2018
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Daisy Day: Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Have fun with science and discovery while spending time with new Girl Scout friends

Sat | March 10, 2018
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Gravity

Test gravity with fun science experiments

Sat | March 10, 2018
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Science on the Rocks: Roaring 20s

An adults-only night of mobsters, flappers & moonshine

Fri | March 16, 2018
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Going Green

Green’s the color of spring! Find out how easy and fun it is to celebrate our planet

Sat | March 17, 2018
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St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate this holiday with green fun

Sat | March 17, 2018
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Day in the Life: Histotechnology

Find out how the study of cells & tissue can keep us healthy

Sat | March 17, 2018
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Think It Up Challenge: Sea Chemistry

Use acetone and Styrofoam to create a unique seascape

Sat | March 17, 2018
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Spring Equinox

Celebrate spring with family story time & some fun crafts

Tue | March 20, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Geocaching

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

Sat | March 24, 2018
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HACKATHONclt

​Charlotte's biggest geek fest returns to Discovery Place Science

Sat | March 24, 2018
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Egg-cellent Egg Drop

Use your engineering skills to see if your egg can survive a fall

Sat | March 31, 2018
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Egg-cellent Egg Drop

Can your egg survive a second-story fall without breaking?

Sat | March 31, 2018
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Reptile & Amphibian Day

Get to know some some cold-blooded creatures at this family-friendly event

Sat | March 31, 2018
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Toddler Time Tuesday

Sign up for April - May Mommy & Me workshops

Tue | April 03, 2018
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Engineer in Residence Workshop: Filtration Systems

Build a filter to treat wastewater in this hands-on workshop

Sat | April 07, 2018
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Takeover Days: Little

Explore the field of architectural engineering

Sat | April 14, 2018
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Run for the Ribbons 5K

Register now and save

Sat | April 14, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Nature

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Museum naturalists to work toward your Nature Merit Badge

Sat | April 14, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Senses

Join Discovery Place Science educators for experiments involving your five senses

Sat | April 21, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Detective

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

Sat | April 21, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Special Agent

Join Discovery Place Science educators to learn the science of forensics

Sat | April 21, 2018
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Day in the Life: Phlebotomy

Discover careers in phlebotomy​ with the Carolinas College of Health Sciences

Sat | April 21, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Learn to think like a citizen scientist while exploring astronomy (For ages 7 - 9)

Sat | April 28, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Learn to think like a citizen scientist while exploring astronomy (For ages 9 - 11)

Sat | April 28, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Learn to think like a citizen scientist while exploring astronomy (For ages 11 - 14)

Sat | April 28, 2018
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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

Sat | May 05, 2018
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Engineer in Residence Workshop: Hydroponics

Can you design and engineer a soil-less crop system?

Sat | May 05, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Energy

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

Sat | May 05, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography

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

Sat | May 05, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Chess

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

Sun | May 06, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Mammal Study

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

Sat | May 12, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Designing Robots

Discover how robots imitate nature and can help people

Sun | May 13, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Designing Robots

Design and create your own robot to take home

Sun | May 13, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Home Scientist

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

Sat | May 19, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Flowers

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

Sat | May 19, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Trees

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

Sat | May 19, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Programming Robots

Have you ever wondered how a robot works?

Sun | May 20, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Programming Robots

Learn how to think like a robot in a hands-on coding workshop

Sun | May 20, 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 | June 02, 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 | June 02, 2018
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Engineer in Residence Workshop: Computer Engineering

What can robots do in the real world, and how can they help humans?

Sat | June 02, 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 | June 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 | June 03, 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 | June 09, 2018
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Homeschool Day

Discount admission & special offers for homeschool families

Tue | August 14, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Reptile & Amphibian Study

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

Sat | August 25, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Energy

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

Sat | August 25, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Engineering

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

Sat | August 25, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Chess

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

Sun | August 26, 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 | August 26, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics

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

Sat | September 22, 2018

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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