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Coral Reefs

Learn about the animals that call this place home

Thu | July 19, 2018
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Junior Paleontologist

Get hands-on training in paleontology!

Thu | July 19, 2018
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Prehistoric Proportions

Use math to explore the lengths of various dinosaurs

Wed | July 18, 2018
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Fluke Hats

Learn all about flukes and make a fun hat

Wed | July 18, 2018
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3D Modeling Workshop

Learn the basics of Tinkercad, a 3D modeling platform

Sun | July 22, 2018
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Save our Oceans

Find out what you can do to save our oceans

Wed | July 18, 2018
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Aquatic Animal Dissections

Take an inside look at different aquatic animals

Sat | July 21, 2018
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Take a Cell-fie

View your own cells and take a picture for the ultimate cell-fie

Sat | July 21, 2018
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Oobleck on a Speaker

Learn about sound and vibration through this audibly exciting lab

Sat | July 21, 2018
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Fun with Liquid Nitrogen

Get up close and personal with the unique properties of liquid nitrogen

Wed | July 18, 2018
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Laser Cutting Workshop

Explore the basics of laser cutting

Sun | July 22, 2018
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Animal Meet and Greet

Meet one of our lab animals up close

Wed | July 18, 2018
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Who Wants to be a Humanaire?

Join the fun with a Human Body Quiz

Wed | July 18, 2018
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Build a Cell

Construct an organelle using materials and tools available in Thinker Space

Sun | July 22, 2018
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Nature's Stink

Identify the many animals in your backyard that produce a foul stench

Wed | July 18, 2018
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Science on the Rocks: A Night on Mount Olympus

A night of fun that you really Odyssey

Fri | July 20, 2018
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The Buzz About Bees

Join us for a morning that’s all about bees!

Sat | July 21, 2018
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A Day in the Life: Simulation Center with Atrium Health

Learn about the uses of simulators in the medical field in this hands-on clinic

Sat | July 21, 2018
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Sharks

Celebrate Shark Awareness Day and learn about these misunderstood creatures

Sat | July 21, 2018
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Dino Safari

Go on a dinosaur hunt throughout the Museum

Sat | July 21, 2018
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Busy Bees

Learn about the hives at the Museum

Fri | July 20, 2018
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Prehistoric Shark Week

Explore collections and find a fossil shark tooth in the aurora sand

Mon | July 23, 2018
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Fantastic Frogs

Meet a few of our native gray tree frogs and learn what makes them so fantastic

Tue | July 24, 2018
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Make & Mingle: 3D Printing Workshop

Get creative in our adults-only DIY workshop

Thu | July 26, 2018
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Dino Pit

Uncover fossils in the Tyrannosaurs - Meet the Family exhibition

Thu | July 26, 2018
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Feasts for Beasts

Learn what foods different dinosaurs prefer to eat

Sat | July 28, 2018
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Sea Mammals

Take part in a whale of a craft

Sat | July 28, 2018
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International Friendship Day

See how people show how much they care for their friends all over the world

Tue | July 31, 2018
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Night at the IMAX- Oceans: Our Blue Planet

Go on an undersea adventure of a lifetime

Tue | August 07, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Insect Study

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

Sat | August 11, 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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American Girl Discovery Place Visit

​Join American Girl​​ for an exciting afternoon of exploration in the world of science.

Sun | August 26, 2018
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Merit Badge Workshop: Bird Study

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

Sat | September 08, 2018
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Senior Science Days: Africa

Learn about Africa through speakers, activities and live animal encounters

Wed | September 19, 2018
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Senior Science Days: Wildlife of North Carolina

Explore the seasonal wildlife of Charlotte with hands-on encounters

Wed | September 19, 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
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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 | September 22, 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 | September 23, 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 | October 13, 2018
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National Geographic Live: Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice

Follow along as David Doubilet & Jennifer Hayes dive deep into the unknown

Tue | October 23, 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 | November 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 | November 03, 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 | November 03, 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 | December 01, 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 | December 01, 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 | December 02, 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 | December 02, 2018
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Senior Science Days: Entomology (BUGS!!)

Explore the world of bugs with hands-on exhibitions and immersive experiences

Wed | January 09, 2019
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National Geographic Live: View From Above

Explore the stars & get to know astronaut Terry Virts

Tue | January 29, 2019
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National Geographic Live: On the Trail of Big Cats

Journey into the world of big cats with National Geographic photographer Steve Winter

Tue | March 26, 2019
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Senior Science Days: Towers of Past, Present & Future

Tap your inner engineer as we build an experience around some of the most famous buildings of the past, present and future.

Wed | May 29, 2019

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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