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Charlotte’s Science Museum

Discover one of the Carolinas’ top attractions—Discovery Place Science!

This captivating destination offers an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages, making it a top choice for things to do in Charlotte. Explore a wealth of interactive exhibits, awe-inspiring experiments and fascinating displays that bring science to life.

Don’t miss out on this must-visit attraction in Charlotte – plan your visit today and ignite your curiosity at Discovery Place Science, where endless adventures and unforgettable memories await!

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The Solar System and Beyond

Prepare to be mesmerized by “The Solar System and Beyond,” a breathtaking adventure produced entirely in-house by the talented team at Discovery Place Science. Experience the birth, life and dramatic death of a star in our state-of-the-art Accenture IMAX® Dome Theatre.

Labs & Live Shows

Ignite a passion for learning at Discovery Place Science–Charlotte’s premier science museum–where live shows captivate young minds with thrilling experiments and awe-inspiring demonstrations.

As a top pick among things to do in Charlotte, you and your family can witness the wonders of chemistry, physics and biology unfold before your eyes, fostering a lifelong love of exploration and discovery.

Create unforgettable memories with your family at Discovery Place Science, where the magic of science comes to life and fuels their bright, curious minds in the heart of Charlotte.

Classes & Programs

Elevate your students’ educational experience at Discovery Place Science, Charlotte’s premier science museum, where engaging classes inspire young minds and enhance your curriculum. Bring the world of science to life with interactive sessions tailored to complement your lesson plans, making it a top destination for educators in Charlotte and beyond.

From robotics to chemistry and astronomy to biology, our diverse offerings cater to various interests, ensuring a genuinely enriching experience for every student.

By integrating these classes into your educational program, you will spark curiosity and foster a lifelong love of learning in your students. Discovery Place Science is committed to supporting educators by providing resources and immersive learning opportunities that align with state and national standards.

Become a Member

Discovery Place Members are a part of something bigger.

They provide vital support that creates exceptional educational experiences for local students, subsidizes free educational programs for our community and care for the over 300 animal species which live at Discovery Place Science and Discovery Place Nature. Join us as we work to provide STEM learning for our whole community and chart a new course forward for our region.