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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

Every day from October 21 - June 30, 2018
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The Science of Bubbles

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

Every day from November 1 - 29, 2017
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Bernoulli Bag

Investigate the secret behind Bernoulli’s Principle

Every day from November 1 - 29, 2017
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Turkey Talk

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

Every day from November 1 - 30, 2017
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What Is Oobleck?

Examine this unique non-Newtonian fluid

Every day from November 2 - 30, 2017
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Swirling Vortex

How can you make invisible air visible?

Every day from November 2 - 30, 2017
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Monthly Bird Walk

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

Every day from November 4 - June 2, 2018
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Green Graffiti

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

Every day from November 4 - 25, 2017
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Magnify It

Use recycled items to make your own magnifying glass

Every day from November 4 - 25, 2017
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Mechanical Advantage

How do simple machines make our lives easier?

Every day from November 4 - 25, 2017
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Migration Match-up

Can you figure out which animals migrate and which ones don’t?

Every day from November 15 - 29, 2017
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Let’s Eat!

Learn all about birds who migrate & make a bird feeder to take home

Wed | November 22, 2017
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Join us for a special Thanksgiving story time

Wed | November 22, 2017
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Thanksgiving

Enjoy a special story and fun, festive activities

Wed | November 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 | November 25, 2017
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Ice Cream

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

Sat | November 25, 2017
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Pop Rockets

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

Sat | November 25, 2017
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Sensory Santa

A sensory-friendly holiday event for children with autism

Wed | November 29, 2017
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Traditions from Around the World

Learn about fun holiday traditions from around the world

Fri | December 01, 2017
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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Help us construct a Christmas tree using some unusual building materials

Fri | December 01, 2017
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Engineer in Residence Workshop: LED Holiday Card

Make your own light-up holiday card

Sat | December 02, 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

Sat | December 02, 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

Sat | December 02, 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

Sat | December 02, 2017
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Kick Off the Giving Season

Bring a donation for the Lotta Foundation’s Toy Drive & join us for a special story time

Sat | December 02, 2017
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A Huntersville Christmas

Join us for holiday-themed crafts as part of this community event

Sat | December 02, 2017
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Gingerbread Workshop

Run, run as fast as you can...

Sat | December 02, 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

Sun | December 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

Sun | December 03, 2017
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Christmas Trees

Make your own decorated Christmas tree craft

Tue | December 05, 2017
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Letters to Santa

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

Tue | December 05, 2017
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Toddler Time Tuesday

Sign up now for our December - January workshop series

Tue | December 05, 2017
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PJs in North Pole City

Celebrate the season with The Polar Express in IMAX & fun holiday activities

Fri | December 08, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Inventor

Get in tune with your inner inventor and rock out with a new instrument

Sat | December 09, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Entertainment Technology

Explore the science behind your favorite types of entertainment

Sat | December 09, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Digital Movie Maker

Plan, create and edit your movie for the big premiere

Sat | December 09, 2017
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Takeover Days: Screwmatics

Showcasing STEM work being done in the Carolinas

Sat | December 09, 2017
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Holidays Around the World: Israel

Learn more about Hanukkah

Sat | December 09, 2017
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Hanukkah

Learn about the Festival of Lights

Sat | December 09, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Entertainment Technology

Explore the science behind your favorite types of entertainment

Sun | December 10, 2017
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Girls in STEM Workshop: Digital Movie Maker

Plan, create and edit your movie for the big premiere

Sun | December 10, 2017
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Gingerbread Workshop

Find out where gingerbread has its yummy origins

Thu | December 14, 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: 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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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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Kwanzaa

Celebrate the first day of Kwanzaa

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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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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Takeover Days: Roush Fenway Racing

Showcasing STEM work being done in the Carolinas

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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Toddler Time Tuesday

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

Tue | February 06, 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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