Special Discounts

Programs & Discounts to save on your next museum visit

Programs & Discounts

Dive into the world of science with our inclusive programs and discounts, designed to make Discovery Place Museums accessible to everyone. Our interactive, hands-on experiences cater to visitors of all ages, igniting the imagination and nurturing curiosity.

We offer special discounts for underserved communities and veterans, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to explore and learn.

By providing these accessible options, we strive to create a welcoming environment that fosters a love for science and empowers our diverse community.

Join us as we celebrate the wonders of scientific discovery together.

NEW Afternoon Reduced Admission

Discovery Place Science is introducing a new reduced admission ticketing option for guests visiting the Museum on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.

Beginning the week of July 22:

  • General Admission tickets will be half–price* from 3:00 p.m. – close on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
  • Reduced admission is unavailable online or by phone and must be purchased onsite. Sales begin at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and apply to Museum General Admission only.
  • Tickets to IMAX, parking or other events are not included.

* Offer may not be combined with any additional ticket offer. Reduced admission tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Welcome Program

Discovery Place offers our Welcome Program Admission* to EBT or WIC card holders residing in North and South Carolina to broaden access to our educational offerings. For $3 per person, we invite you and up to 5 additional guests to experience our museums. Tickets are available for pre-purchase online or can be purchased when you arrive.

Welcome participants may also purchase discounted parking for $8 per vehicle.

*Welcome tickets are available to individuals with current and active WIC or EBT benefits from North Carolina or South Carolina. To enter using Welcome tickets, you must show a valid ID with corresponding proof of current WIC or EBT benefits.

ASTC Reciprocal Admission 

The ASTC Passport Program provides general admission to Discovery Place Science for two adults and up to four children 18 or younger living in your household.

Distance exclusions may apply. Discovery Place Kids locations are not included in the ASTC Passport Program. Proof of active membership at a participating museum and proof of residency is required.

Military Discount

Thank you for your service! Active U.S. Military members and their immediate family members will receive $2 off Museum admission at any Discovery Place Museum. To receive the Military discount, tickets must be purchased in-person on the date of your visit. Simply show your Military ID at the Admissions Desk.

Active members of the U.S. Military receive $10 off their Membership purchase.

Senior Discount

Guests age 60 or older will receive $2 off Museum admission at Discovery Place Science.

Senior discounts are not available at our Discovery Place Kids Museum locations.

Group Discount

Perfect for schools, camps, company outings, scout troops, seniors, family reunions, and more, groups of 15 or more receive discounts on general admission pricing.

Military Appreciation Weekend

Visit Discovery Place Science during Labor Day Weekend, August 31 – September 2, and enjoy complimentary admission courtesy of USAA.

Get FREE admission for up to four guests. Only valid for active military personnel and USAA members.


Getting Here

Discovery Place Science is located in the heart of uptown Charlotte and is accessible by car, train or foot. Discovery Place Science Parking Deck is located at the corner of Church and 6th St. in Uptown Charlotte.