Make extraordinary experiences possible

Invest in our community

Discovery Place is shaping a future where people embrace science to create opportunities, build hope, solve problems and bring positive change for our world. Through four distinct Museum experiences, delivery of education and outreach programs and hands-on professional development training for K-12 teachers throughout the region, Discovery Place serves three-quarters of a million residents and visitors annually and changes lives forever.

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Your donation supports:

  • Care and sustenance for our living collections
  • Free public outreach programs
  • Premiere exhibition experiences
  • Development of new school curriculum
  • Accessibility to our Museums through the Welcome program

Donor Societies

Discovery Place offers two distinct donor societies for those seeking to advance their STEM knowledge and engage in exclusive programs providing unique opportunities to experience the impact of their generous support.

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Prism Society

From opening night celebrations to intimate conversations with contemporary scientists, inventors, naturalists and more, The Prism Society engages Discovery Place’s most loyal patrons --those who believe in the power of science to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Join today and help us light the spark of curiosity in the next generation, advance science literacy in Charlotte and inspire the thinkers and innovators of tomorrow.

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$300 - $750

Helix Society

A new opportunity for families and adults to participate in unique Discovery Place experiences. Join us for family workshops, local field trips, private animal encounters, Science + Society lectures and the adults-only Science on the Rocks series. Helix Society Members also receive one complimentary annual guest pass.

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