Events

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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

February 25, 2017
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Pufferfish Painting

Did you know pufferfish create beautiful works of art to attract a mate?

February 25, 2017
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Healthy Food

Let’s play with food!

February 25, 2017
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FREE Admission + A Birthday Celebration

Celebrate our fourth birthday with free Museum admission

February 25, 2017
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Glow Celebration

Experiment with luminescence, from glow in the dark “paint” to fire of different colors

February 25, 2017
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Healthy Art

What can you make with fruit and vegetables?

February 28, 2017
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Mardi Gras

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with festive crafts & a story

February 28, 2017
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Pump It Up

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

February 28, 2017
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Mardi Gras

Celebrate and learn about Mardi Gras

February 28, 2017
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Black History Month

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

March 03, 2017
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My Healthy Heart

Do you know how to keep your heart healthy?

March 03, 2017
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Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour

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

March 04, 2017
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Dissection Series: Frog

Take an inside look at amphibian anatomy

March 04, 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

March 04, 2017
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Monthly Bird Walk

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

March 04, 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

March 05, 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

March 05, 2017
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Envirocaching

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

March 11, 2017
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Science of Sports Day

Discover the athlete in all of us

March 11, 2017
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Science on the Rocks: St. Patrick's Day

Try your luck at this unforgettable adults-only night at the Museum

March 17, 2017
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Reptile & Amphibian Day

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

March 18, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Astronomy

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

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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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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Run for the Ribbons

5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

April 08, 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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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: 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: 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: 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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Girls in STEM Workshop: Home Scientist

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

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: Trees

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

May 20, 2017
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Dissection Series: Pigeons

Take an inside look at bird anatomy

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

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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