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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Fossil Imprints

Create your own fossil imprint to take home

October 1 - 31, 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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Solids, Liquids & Gas…Oh My!

Engage in extraordinary experiences involving the three states of matter

October 3 - 31, 2017
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Scientist

Ask questions, make predictions & conduct experiments

October 3 - 31, 2017
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Starry Skies Story Time

Join us for tales of the stars, planets, astronauts and nocturnal animals.

October 3 - 31, 2017
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Wizards at Work

Did you know chemists and wizards have a lot in common?

October 4 - 27, 2017
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Veterinarian

Do you have what it takes to keep our furry friends healthy?

October 4 - 27, 2017
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Cool Chemistry: Elephant Toothpaste

It’s time for some up close chemistry

October 21 - 31, 2017
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Dissection Series: Squid or Crab

Take an inside look a cephalopod

October 21 - 31, 2017
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Biotechnology: Helping Hand

Build a robotic hand

October 21 - 28, 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

October 21 - December 30, 2017
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Farmers

Find out where all the food we eat comes from

October 21 - 22, 2017
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Slime Time

What happens when you mix two liquids, a touch of glitter and a whole lot of science?

October 21 - 22, 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

October 21 - June 30, 2018
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National Chemistry Week

Celebrate National Chemistry Week by concocting experiments sure to blow you away

October 22 - 27, 2017
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Moonbear's Shadow

Have you ever seen your shadow and wondered why it was there?

October 25, 2017
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Spinning Spiders & Creepy Crawlers

Celebrate Halloween with nature-based fun

October 28, 2017
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Chemistry Day

Get ready for some spooktacular chemistry experiments

October 28, 2017
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Spooky Science Lab

Grab your goggles and gloves for these eerie experiments

October 28 - 29, 2017
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Fire Fighters

Stop, drop and roll to Town Center to learn about these community helpers

October 28 - 29, 2017
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Boo Bash (Members Only)

Enjoy priority access to the Museum, just for Discovery Place Nature Members

October 28, 2017
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Halloween

Wear your costume and enjoy safe trick-or-treating and games

October 31, 2017
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Downtown Spooktacular

Stop by the Museum for treats and spooky science experiments

October 31, 2017
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The Science of Bubbles

Bubbles start out as a liquid, but did you know they are full of gas?

November 1 - 29, 2017
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Bernoulli Bag

Investigate the secret behind Bernoulli’s Principle

November 1 - 29, 2017
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Turkey Talk

Make a turkey hat and learn about this bird's importance for Catawba Indians

November 1 - 30, 2017
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What Is Oobleck?

Examine this unique non-Newtonian fluid

November 2 - 30, 2017
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Swirling Vortex

How can you make invisible air visible?

November 2 - 30, 2017
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Mechanical Advantage

How do simple machines make our lives easier?

November 4 - 25, 2017
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Magnify It

Use recycled items to make your own magnifying glass

November 4 - 25, 2017
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Green Graffiti

Learn about moss & paint a picture that can grow on its own

November 4 - 25, 2017
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Magnetic Force

Find out what makes magnets repel and attract with a hands-on art project

November 4 - 5, 2017
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I CAN Be Anything Fair

Explore what the future can hold at our kid-sized career fair

November 4, 2017
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I CAN Be Anything Fair

What will you be when you grow up?

November 4, 2017
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Pancake Physics

What starts as a liquid, turns into a solid and you can see gas while you cook it?

November 4 - 5, 2017
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Engineer in Residence Workshop: Daylight in a Bottle

Design an electricity-free way to light a house

November 4, 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: 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: Weather

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

November 4, 2017
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Monthly Bird Walk

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

November 4 - June 2, 2018
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Da Vinci's Machines Member Preview

Get an exclusive look at our newest exhibition

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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Takeover Days: City of Charlotte & Odyssey of the Mind

Showcasing the STEM work being done in the Carolinas

November 11, 2017
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Thank You, Veterans

Enjoy special stories and patriotic crafts throughout the day

November 11 - 12, 2017
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Veterans Day

Join us throughout the day to extend a special thanks to veterans in our community

November 11, 2017
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Accelerating the Masses

What is Newton's second law of motion?

November 12, 2017
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Science on the Rocks: In a Galaxy Far, Far Away

An adults-only night in a galaxy far, far away

November 17, 2017
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Think It Up Challenge: Build a Circuit

Turn on lights and make music using Little Bits

November 18, 2017
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Properties of Matter

Explore the three most common states of matter

November 18 - 19, 2017
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Law of Laziness

Discover an egg-citing experiment using Newton’s first law of motion

November 18 - 19, 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: Energy Workshop

Investigate and innovate as you explore your own energy

November 18, 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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Thanksgiving

Enjoy a special story and fun, festive activities

November 22, 2017
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Join us for a special Thanksgiving story time

November 22, 2017
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Ice Cream

I scream, you scream...for this sweet way to examine solids, liquids and gasses

November 25 - 26, 2017
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Pop Rockets

What happens when we mix two chemicals together in a small space?

November 25 - 26, 2017
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Engineer in Residence Workshop: LED Holiday Card

Make your own light-up holiday card

December 2, 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

December 2, 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

December 2, 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

December 3, 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

December 3, 2017
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Toddler Time Tuesday

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

December 5 - January 16, 2018
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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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Takeover Days: Screwmatics

Showcasing STEM work being done in the Carolinas

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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Think It Up Challenge: Paint a City

Use conductive material to light up the town

December 16, 2017
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Takeover Days: Roush Fenway Racing

Showcasing STEM work being done in the Carolinas

January 13, 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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