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Discovery Place Science

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Opens in 6 min: 12:00 - 17:00
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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
Fourth Ward
+1 704-372-6261
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent the whole day at Discovery Place Science with the family. We had 6 and 9 year old with us and we all had the best time. We were blown away by the amount of activities available in one location. The hands on labs were...More

Thank Gator1Gal1
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a wonderful place for activities for all ages. So many inter-active themes and fun shows throughout the day. a "must see" is the 3-D printer room where you can create and observe an item being made. Each area of this museum is a...More

Thank NanaJ12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have a 6 and a 5 years old. It is always fun to ride the train to get there. The exhibits are always interesting and my children love to spend time and play at Discovery Place. At least 3 hours of fun. It is...More

Thank Mily V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonder with lots of learning experiences for the kids. It can be very crowded on weekends and holidays. The kids learn about physics and the nature sciences from hands-on activities.

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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Lots of activities to keep kids interested. Be prepared to wait to enjoy your turn at the exhibits. Bring plenty of money to get in.

Reviewed 4 September 2018

The museum kept us occupied for a morning that we had to kll while we were in Charlotte. There are a lot of interactive exhibits on the first floor that we enjoyed doing. It would probably be worth repeat visits if you have small children,...More

Thank Edward A
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Great museum to explore with kids of all ages. Lots of play options for tiny tots as well as more in depth exhibits for teenager and adults. Rotating specialty exhibits always keep something fun and fresh at the museum. The tyrannosaurus exhibit was wonderful! The...More

Thank ericaI6542EK
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

So many things to see and do, you can spend all day here. It is hard to keep an eye on more than one child because they go in different directions so quickly. I wish there was some kind of security on the second floor...More

Thank deborah r
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Had a blast! Friendly, nice staff who were excited about what they were doing. Lots of nice and interactive exhibits to keep you entertained.

Thank Yelixza A
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I think we must have gone when some school field trip was happening. Never seen a place so overrun with kids running wild. Nonetheless, mine and everyone else’s kids seemed to have a good time. A little hard to do all activities when it’s so...More

Thank Suzanne L
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Ritz-Carlton, Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown, Courtyard Charlotte City Center.
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You can easily spend 2-2.5 hours just at the museum. There are several kid friendly restaurants nearby the museum too.