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Discovery Place Science

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301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
+1 704-372-6261
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Step inside an amazing world of science and spend a day at Discovery Place Science, one of Charlotte's most popular attractions. Featuring hands-on fun for everyone, guests can walk the rainforest, enjoy jaw-dropping experiments or wonder at the underwater world in the aquarium. Become immersed in larger-than-life IMAX adventures or the eye-popping 3D Theatre where science and nature spring to life. Plus, experience daily programming that stimulates the senses and imagination. It's scientifically proven fun!
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“imax theater” (79 reviews)
“all ages” (184 reviews)
“bed of nails” (52 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
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"imax theater"
in 79 reviews
"all ages"
in 184 reviews
"bed of nails"
in 52 reviews
"great place for kids"
in 50 reviews
"small aquarium"
in 18 reviews
"mummy exhibit"
in 17 reviews
"water table"
in 15 reviews
"rainforest area"
in 14 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 53 reviews
"older kids"
in 29 reviews
"traveling exhibits"
in 14 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 21 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 18 reviews
"rainy day"
in 24 reviews
"whole family"
in 38 reviews
"parking garage"
in 18 reviews
"few hours"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As a middle school science teacher I appreciate everything about this science museum! There is something for all ages and you could spend an entire day just here! The museum is very family friendly and allows outside food for easy picnics. My only complaint is...More

Thank Hannah D
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Children can play for hours, learn but not know they are. We’ve gone multiple times and never had boredom set it.

Thank Annette L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went the other day with our dear friend and her 2 granddaughters, ages 11 and 13. The girls practically ran from exhibit to exhibit - everything is hands on, which makes for a great experience. Be sure to lie on the bed of nails! Did...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to spend hours (with your children) during the hot summer months. IMax Theater is great but kind of makes you dizzy. Flying monsters was good but poor quality film.

Thank Annette G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The dinosaur exhibit was awesome. It's definetly meant for children a little older than ours. Ours are 2 and 3 and the activities don't really cater to that age. Really cool place though with convenient parking.

Thank Jessieraines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Discovery Place is a great place to visit- for young and old. It’s wonderful to find a place where you have hands on exhibits and learn something. The dinosaur exhibit was very interesting and informative . You can easily spend 3 hours playing around here...More

Thank Frank K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cajun Queen...a fun place with delicious cajun food, live jazz music every night, fun atmosphere and super friendly service. A most if visiting Charolette seeking something different.

Thank Sandra N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 6 year old grandson last Friday, June 15, to see the museum and dinosaur exhibit because he loves dinosaurs and can name most of them. We got there about 9:45 and went upstairs to do some of the things while we waited...More

Thank cwalker22
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've traveled and lived in a lot of cities in the US and the Discovery Place Science Museum is one of the best science museums I've visited. We visited with our 3 year old grandson and there was so much to do, so many places...More

Thank maggiephotonut
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Discovery Place Science Museum is my very favorite place to visit in Charlotte. The hands-on exhibits are awesome for both children and adults. Exhibits change regularly, so multiple visits are in order. Plan to spend two or three hours here. Be sure to check out...More

Thank Jim W
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Jessica D
6 April 2018|
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Response from lbeemanzione | Reviewed this property |
You can easily spend 2-2.5 hours just at the museum. There are several kid friendly restaurants nearby the museum too.
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Kelly L
27 January 2018|
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Response from Thomas B | Reviewed this property |
$17 for Adults $13 for Children $15 for Seniors
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