Events

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Earthworms

Why are worms so important to the Earth?

May 27, 2017
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Astronaut Training

Find out what it takes to travel into outer space

May 27, 2017
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Memorial Day

Join us for some patriotic fun on this special Monday

May 29, 2017
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The Sunflower Sword

A sword may be mighty, but what about sunflowers?

May 30, 2017
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Learning About the Planets

Explore the planets in our solar system through fun crafts & activities

May 30, 2017
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Busy Bees

Learn about the busy life of our bee friends

May 30, 2017
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Ocean Olympics

See if you have the skills that it takes to survive under the sea

May 30, 2017
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Michael Recycle

Discover the ins and outs of recycling with our caped crusader friend

May 31, 2017
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I Want to Be an Astronaut

What does it take to become an astronaut?

May 31, 2017
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Very Hungry Caterpillar

Explore the life cycle of the butterfly

May 31, 2017
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Deep Sea Dive

Discover different creatures that inhabit the ocean

May 31, 2017
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Busy Bees

Learn about the busy life of our bee friends

June 01, 2017
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Ocean Olympics

See if you have the skills that it takes to survive under the sea

June 01, 2017
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Very Hungry Caterpillar

Explore the life cycle of the butterfly

June 02, 2017
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Deep Sea Dive

Discover different creatures that inhabit the ocean

June 02, 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

June 03, 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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Monthly Bird Walk

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

June 03, 2017
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A Visit from Nature Cat

​Ever wonder how to be a nature explorer?

June 03, 2017
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Fireflies

Learn about lightning bugs through story time & fun activities

June 03, 2017
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The Outrageous Octopus

How much do you know about this amazing ocean creature?

June 03, 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

June 04, 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
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Night at the IMAX: Everest

Experience the harrowing 1996 Everest expedition at a special IMAX showing

June 06, 2017
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World Oceans Day

Celebrate marine life with a day of hands-on activities

June 10, 2017
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Amazing Arachnids

Learn about what makes our spider friends so special

June 10, 2017
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Seashell Science

Learn about different animals that use shells for protection

June 10, 2017
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Flag Day

A patriotic program for kids featuring story time & flag making

June 14, 2017
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Science on the Rocks: Heroes & Villains

An adults-only night of Good vs Evil

June 16, 2017
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Farm Day

Meet 'n' greet live animals at the little farm in the big city

June 17, 2017
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Barnyard Bash (Members Only)

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

June 17, 2017
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Teddy Bear Clinic

Novant Health joins us to help make going to the doctor a little less scary

June 17, 2017
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Father’s Day

Celebrate your dad, or someone who is like a dad to you, this weekend

June 17, 2017
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The Summer Solstice

Create art with some special materials that need the sun's rays

June 21, 2017
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Mighty Ants

Learn how ants hear, taste, touch and smell

June 24, 2017
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Shark Week

Dig for shark teeth, explore shark anatomy and more

July 23, 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

August 05, 2017
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Arthropod Day

Let's shell-ebrate the world's largest animal phylum

August 05, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Energy

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

August 26, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Engineering

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

August 26, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Chess

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

August 27, 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

August 27, 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

September 23, 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

September 23, 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

September 24, 2017
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Merit Badge Workshop: Astronomy

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

October 21, 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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