Discovery Place Science, Charlotte

At Discovery Place Science, explore nature and society through scientific experiments, interactive exhibits, 3-D movies, and games. You'll have the opportunity to walk through a garden filled with free-flying butterflies and watch scientific shows about fire and ice. Look for aliens and mechanical dinosaurs or cross a swinging bridge overlooking a rainforest filled with tropical creatures. View 15 tanks filled with marine animals and take a guided tour to learn about them. You'll be immersed in the shows at the largest IMAX Dome Theatre in the Carolinas. Seek out the interactive programs that stimulate the imagination and the senses--they are organized daily. To visit Discovery Place Science and other attractions in Charlotte, use our Charlotte trip planner.
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  • The exhibits tend to be more sub-teen oriented. Rainforest critters are very cool. The IMAX Dome is really the highlight. Saw the Dinosaurs of Anatartica film which was excellent!  more »
  • Something for everyone in this sizeable museum. Mostly pointed towards children. IMAX movie theatre inside.  more »
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  • Great place to spend time as a family. Educational and fun for people of ALL ages as you are never too old to learn something new and have fun while learning it. Great hands-on exhibits that are fully functional and not in need of repair. Staff is pleasant and helpful. There is something of interest in science for everyone to explore and enjoy. The last time I brought my family here, my son was 12 years old. Today he is 26 and we had just as much fun today as we did years ago. Highly recommend, especially if you have inquisitive children.
  • As a family with both young and a teenager, this was worth a visit! We did not visit the IMAX but did pay extra for the Lego room (which is where our kids spent the most time). Having been to so many museums of this type, I'd put this toward the top, but that being said, these places tend to be about the same for our family. The under-7 area was one of the better ones I've seen, spacious and bright with so much to do for the littler kids. We were impressed with the aquarium and rain forest exhibits. The cafe had a nice variety of items. Overall, a lovely visit.
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