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Makey Makey Workshop

Learn how to use Makey Makey in the classroom

Sat | January 27, 2018
Featured Event

Makey Makey Workshop

Learn how to use Makey Makey in the classroom

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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Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour (*additional fee)

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

Sat | December 16, 2017
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Mechanical Advantage

How do simple machines make our lives easier?

Sat | December 16, 2017
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Traditions from Around the World

Learn about fun holiday traditions from around the world

Fri | December 15, 2017
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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Help us construct a Christmas tree using some unusual building materials

Fri | December 15, 2017
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Bears in Winter

Learn about the Kodiak bear, polar bear and black bear

Thu | December 14, 2017
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Gel Electrophoresis

Learn more about gel electrophoresis and how it is used to solve crimes

Sat | December 16, 2017
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Toddler Time Tuesday

Sign up now for our December - January workshop series

Sun | December 17, 2017
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Christmas Trees

Make your own decorated Christmas tree craft

Thu | December 14, 2017
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Letters to Santa

Write your letter and we'll deliver it to the North Pole

Thu | December 14, 2017
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Slime Molds

What is a slime mold? Where can you find them?

Sat | December 16, 2017
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Feeding Feathered Friends

Make a pine cone bird feeder to take home

Sat | December 16, 2017
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Gingerbread Workshop

Find out where gingerbread has its yummy origins

Thu | December 14, 2017
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Think It Up Challenge: Paint a City

Use conductive material to light up the town

Sat | December 16, 2017
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Holidays Around the World: Sweden

Bring light to one of the darkest, shortest days of the year

Sat | December 16, 2017
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Let It Snow

No snow in sight? All we need is a chemical reaction...

Sat | December 16, 2017
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Think It Up Challenge: CardBurg City

Build a city out of cardboard and duct tape

Sat | December 16, 2017
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Holiday Card Shop

Make a holiday card or write a letter to Santa

Sat | December 16, 2017
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Deck the Halls with KidScience

Celebrate the season with festive early childhood activities

Mon | December 18, 2017
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Make a Catapult

Learn about the catapult and design one of your own

Mon | December 18, 2017
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Tool Highlight: Vinyl Cutter

Design and make your own holiday sticker using a vinyl cutter

Tue | December 19, 2017
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Winter Make

Use unusual materials to make your own holiday decoration or winter snowflake

Wed | December 20, 2017
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Sparkling Snowflakes

What makes snow and where does it come from?

Wed | December 20, 2017
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Droid Races

Race your droid around our Star War-themed racetrack

Thu | December 21, 2017
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Tool Highlight: Dremel

Use a Dremel to create your very own cocoa coaster

Fri | December 22, 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

Sat | December 23, 2017
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Holidays Around the World: Mexico

A Mexican legend tells how the poinsettia came to be a holiday symbol

Sat | December 23, 2017
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Merry Christmas

Oh chemis-tree, oh chemis-tree!

Sat | December 23, 2017
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Micropipette by Number

Use paint and micropipettes to make a paint-by-numbers piece of artwork

Tue | December 26, 2017
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Inside Out Dissection

Get an inside look at animal anatomy

Tue | December 26, 2017
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Cool Chemistry

Explore some frosty fun science experiments

Tue | December 26, 2017
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New Year’s Resolutions

Make your New Year’s resolution before the new year starts

Tue | December 26, 2017
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Kwanzaa

Celebrate the first day of Kwanzaa

Tue | December 26, 2017
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My Green Resolution

It's time to start thinking about your New Year's resolutions

Wed | December 27, 2017
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Holidays Around the World: Africa

What does the word Kwanzaa mean?

Sat | December 30, 2017
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The Countdown Is On

Get ready to ring in the New Year by decorating crowns and masks

Sat | December 30, 2017
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New Year's at Noon

Three, two, one … Happy New Year!

Sun | December 31, 2017
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New Year's at Noon

Say farewell to 2017 and blast off into 2018

Sun | December 31, 2017
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Monthly Bird Walk

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

Sat | January 06, 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 | January 13, 2018
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Takeover Days: Roush Fenway Racing

Showcasing STEM work being done in the Carolinas

Sat | January 13, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Astronomy

Collaborate with Boy Scouts & Museum naturalists to work toward your Astronomy Merit Badge

Sat | January 13, 2018
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Science on the Rocks: Wizarding World

A magical adults-only night at the Museum

Fri | January 19, 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 | January 20, 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 | January 20, 2018
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Petapalooza

Celebrate our favorite animal companions

Sat | January 20, 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 | January 21, 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 | January 21, 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 | February 03, 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 | February 03, 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

Sun | February 04, 2018
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Toddler Time Tuesday

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

Tue | February 06, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Astronomy

Collaborate with Boy Scouts & Museum naturalists to work toward your Astronomy Merit Badge

Sat | February 10, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: My Best Self

Join Discovery Place Science educators to learn way to keep yourself healthy

Sat | February 10, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Healthy Living

Learn ways to stay healthy, from decoding food labels to reducing stress

Sat | February 10, 2018
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Healthy Eating

Join Discovery Place Science educators to learn how food affects you, from stress to sleep

Sat | February 10, 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: 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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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

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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