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Discovery Place Science

#5 of 179 things to do in Charlotte Features Animals
301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
+1 704-372-6261
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
Fun family place

This is a great place to bring the kids, they have lots of hands on activities to do as well as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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!
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  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
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+1 704-372-6261
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Reviewed 3 days ago

These events sell out the day the tickets are available. If you are planning on going as the event opens prepare to wait to get in. The line isn't too bad - takes about 20 minutes. They need to check your ID and scan your...More

Thank smithcryan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to bring the kids, they have lots of hands on activities to do as well as some animal habitats and an IMAX theater which are all great.

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many activities to fill all or most of a day here. My children are upper elementary and about a half day is good. We really enjoy the IMAX theater as well!

Thank kgfinns
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting place. Love the science and a place tone a kid again. My son loves this place. I hope to purchase a membership next year for my family.

Thank Latoya S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few days ago I took my 2 and 5 year old to discovery place for an outing. We started our visit with an imax movie which they loved. It was informative and beautiful. Some exhibits were more engaging for the little ones than others....More

Thank ccandme
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was ok. I don't think it's worth the price you pay. Most of the stuff is broken and the staff is unfriendly. Definitely not for adults. We had a good time but I wouldn't go back. We walked into the lab and no one...More

1  Thank Kay M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a ball here it dwn town charlotte and I like that the staff make sure that you are safe they walk u around if u lost or unsure where u want to be in there with your kids. Very nice. Clean and fun place....More

Thank Anthony k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The center is great for kids under 13, they will enjoy all the activities and hand-on science. Adults have fun too because it's totally interactive. The cost can be a bit high so make sure you make of the most of your time and arrive...More

Thank Sabrinafreyartist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove from Rockwell, NC down to Charlotte for this trip to Discovery Place with our 12 & 1/2 yr. old grandson.. Went to the Science bldg. we easily found the parking garage, cost was $12.00. Took elevator to the attraction. Very little walking to...More

Thank thresia2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was a lot more interactive than i thought it would be, but there was plenty to do! They had a small room for their "rainforest" exhibit with tortoise. They had a shock pen in their gift shop so if you want some things,...More

Thank TryingEverything1234
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6 January 2017|
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Response from Adventuredawgs | Reviewed this property |
A single senior ticket for the museum only is $15 or $20 with the IMAX included. You would need to contact them directly for the membership and group discounts.
3 November 2016|
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Response from scom4t | Reviewed this property |
There is an area on the lower level that is specifically designed for children this young. It is called KidScience. They can play with water, soft blocks, musical instruments. There is even an area there specifically for... More
23 September 2016|
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Response from The_Gallagher_4 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say it's better for younger kids for the price. It's interesting but not really focused on adults . However, the iMax would be a worthwhile visit.