December 14, 2023

Science on the Rocks 

Get social with science at our award-winning, after-hours adults-only event!

  • | 4 hours
  • Full Museum
  • General admission $22 | Members $18
  • Ages 21+

You’re invited to a night of socializing and science at Science on the Rocks—winner of Charlotte Magazine’s Best of the Best Award.

Uptown’s biggest social event is back, and you’re invited to join us monthly when Discovery Place Science stays open after hours for adults only. Grab a cocktail, encounter an animal, see a science show and get hands-on in our labs along with 1,000 of your closest friends!

Dance to the music or chill in our 7-story Accenture IMAX Dome Theatre for a documentary or planetarium show. Grab a date or a group of friends and make the night your own!
Our reimagined monthly series lets you experience the Museum after hours in a grown-up, kids-free environment. Create an evening all your own by adding cocktails and upgraded experiences when you arrive.

Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Tickets sell fast—get yours before they’re gone!

PLEASE NOTE: Your Science on the Rocks admission does NOT include entry into the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibition. Access to the Marvel exhibition first requires an admission ticket to Science on the Rocks. The option to purchase a ticket upgrade to enter the Marvel exhibition will be in your Science on the Rocks confirmation email.

You must be 21+ to attend. A photo ID is required.

Add-on Experiences

Frozen in Resin* – $20 per person
Preserve a piece of the natural world using UV resin and create a keepsake for yourself or for a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for a loved one.
*Tickets are valid from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

UNC-Charlotte Lab WorkshopIncluded in Admission
Embark on an exciting journey in the Explore More Life lab with the Association of Biological Sciences Graduate Students (ABSGS) at UNC-Charlotte! Join us as we break down barriers between science and the community, showcasing the incredible research from viruses to ecosystems, because we believe in making science thrilling and accessible for everyone.

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, December 14, 2023  
Friday, January 19, 2024 
Friday, February 16, 2024