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Discovery Place Science

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301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
+1 704-372-6261
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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!
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“imax theater” (78 reviews)
“all ages” (181 reviews)
“bed of nails” (51 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
Fourth Ward
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+1 704-372-6261
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"imax theater"
in 78 reviews
"all ages"
in 181 reviews
"bed of nails"
in 51 reviews
"great place for kids"
in 49 reviews
"small aquarium"
in 17 reviews
"khan exhibit"
in 15 reviews
"water table"
in 15 reviews
"rainforest area"
in 13 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 53 reviews
"children's museum"
in 15 reviews
"older kids"
in 29 reviews
"school groups"
in 13 reviews
"traveling exhibits"
in 14 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 20 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 17 reviews
"rainy day"
in 24 reviews
"parking garage"
in 18 reviews
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Reviewed today

Very nice and informative museum. Lots to see and plenty of interactive areas. Enjoyed the IMAX theatre there as well.

Thank threelittleboyds3
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Reviewed today

We love bringing the kids here. So much to see and do. The prices are reasonable and the staff is excellent.

Thank Brian D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our children, ages 10 and 7, loved this place! We had the best time and had to make them leave. Highly recommended for families and children of all ages.

Thank Brooke D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An engaging science exhibition. Very interactive and fun for all ages. Cafe is fine for a snack or light lunch. Good souvenir shop with many items for children to explore science.

Thank Stuart H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for kids ages 4 to 12 - we went on a weekday, even though Charlotte schools were supposedly on Spring Break, it was not terribly crowded. We were able to see the entire museum in about 4 hours, including taking in an IMAX movie...More

Thank David K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love taking my kids here, not only is it fun but it's educational.they're so much to do there my kids never get bored.highly recommended

Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drive easy, Parking easy, Entry Easy, Had a fun fill day of learning, science, and discovery, my 7 year old loved it! East inside but plenty in the area!

Thank HAZRAHAMES
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently decided to get a family membership because our work offered a discount and you can get FREE or discounted tickets to our science museums (like Chicago's big three). When we arrived we met Joyce. Joyce was patient and understanding with us and keep...More

Thank Annalee T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming from a city with an excellent science center, I was a little skeptical of Discovery Place. I'm happy to say, though, that it did not disappoint. It's not a large place, but the exhibits, shows, and simulations were all well done. It is a...More

Thank brightestblue
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two full floors of exhibits and plenty of hands-on activities. Everytihg was well maintained and worked. It also has some animal displays including a small rain forest area. They have a separate kids area for those 7 and under and they actually did a good...More

Thank Rather_Nomadic
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Jessica D
7 April 2018|
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Response from lbeemanzione | Reviewed this property |
You can easily spend 2-2.5 hours just at the museum. There are several kid friendly restaurants nearby the museum too.
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Kelly L
27 January 2018|
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Response from Thomas B | Reviewed this property |
$17 for Adults $13 for Children $15 for Seniors
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Kathy32780
10 September 2017|
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Response from KipDylan | Reviewed this property |
Water bottles are OK to bring in but outside food is not allowed
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