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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” (77 reviews)
“all ages” (183 reviews)
“bed of nails” (51 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
Fourth Ward
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"imax theater"
in 77 reviews
"all ages"
in 183 reviews
"bed of nails"
in 51 reviews
"great place for kids"
in 50 reviews
"small aquarium"
in 18 reviews
"mummy exhibit"
in 17 reviews
"water table"
in 15 reviews
"rainforest area"
in 14 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 53 reviews
"older kids"
in 29 reviews
"traveling exhibits"
in 14 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 20 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 18 reviews
"rainy day"
in 24 reviews
"whole family"
in 38 reviews
"parking garage"
in 18 reviews
"few hours"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cajun Queen...a fun place with delicious cajun food, live jazz music every night, fun atmosphere and super friendly service. A most if visiting Charolette seeking something different.

Thank Sandra N
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took my 6 year old grandson last Friday, June 15, to see the museum and dinosaur exhibit because he loves dinosaurs and can name most of them. We got there about 9:45 and went upstairs to do some of the things while we waited...More

Thank cwalker22
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've traveled and lived in a lot of cities in the US and the Discovery Place Science Museum is one of the best science museums I've visited. We visited with our 3 year old grandson and there was so much to do, so many places...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Discovery Place Science Museum is my very favorite place to visit in Charlotte. The hands-on exhibits are awesome for both children and adults. Exhibits change regularly, so multiple visits are in order. Plan to spend two or three hours here. Be sure to check out...More

Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Dinosaurs T-Rex exhibit is small but pretty neat. Also the IMAX was good it was on flying dinosaurs discovery and some with wingspans up to 50 ft and as tall as giraffes. Worth the purchase. And I pet an iguana.

Thank Amber H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is filled with some many things for children to do. They have a scientist who put on a show which was the highlight of our time there. They have a dinosaur exhibit, I would not recommend paying the extra money to view it...More

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Thank cspicey27
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with my fiance to pass some time before our concert since it had reciprocity with our local science museum. Surprisingly entertaining for 2 adults - lots of fun exhibits and a great way to spend a few hours. If I was a kid, this...More

Thank Amy W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Discovery Place is amazing! There is so much to see and do! You can see all nature habitats - rain forest, aquarium, forest, etc. And there are many hands on exhibits, volunteers to show you specific animals and plants, a planetarium, IMAX, and there is...More

Thank Allthedaisies
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I go sevetal times a year to see the amazing exhibits. We've seen a Van Gogh ,a Leonardo Da Vinci and mummy exhibit. It's a great place to take your children and grandkids but don't forget there's plenty for you to see...More

Thank Tish B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kids seem to always like when we visit. A lot of interesting exhibits to explore. A lot of parking also.

Thank KBD68
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Jessica D
6 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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