Discovery Place

Charlotte, NC

Where are we going?

Discovery Place
301 N Tryon St
NC 28202

704 372 6261

What is there to do?

Hands up who's excited about having a fun, hands-on adventure that lets you enjoy science through interactive exhibits and explosive experiments? Our hands are up!

Discovery Place gives those little active and inquisitive minds a fun, hands-on day filled with discovery, excitement, and amazement! It's a place where science is brought to life through amazing exhibits, explosive experiments and interactive learning.

Kids can connect with the past, and explore the future with their groundbreaking exhibitions, and very cool larger-than-life IMAX Dome films.

At Discovery Place, there is something for the whole family, not just the little ones! Adults get just as much enjoyment out of Discovery Place,  because there is always something new that you will be learning too!

Kids can explore a multi-sensory world of sound, light, color and creation. They can challenge themselves by solving problems, and develop their ability to work together.

The museum lets kids build forts, and skyscrapers, and pyramids. They can develop floor plans and sketches. They can learn everything there is to know about science.

Discovery Place also has fun 3D Theater experiences, where family friendly short films let kids get lost in the 3D world!

KidScience is perfect for those little ones under 7 years, with experiments based on science and math. Here, they can tinker, touch, and play with blocks, gears, air tubes, wind tunnels, and more!

So get ready to have some North Carolina discovery fun at Discovery Place...there is much learning to be had!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $17

Children: $13 (ages 2 to 13)

Discount: Museum and IMAX bundle $17 and $20

Free Under: 2 years.


Need a little extra help?

Give them a call to see what assistance they can give anyone with special needs


When can we go?

9am - 4pm weekdays. 10am - 6pm Saturday / Noon - 5pm Sunday

All year round. Closed Easter Sunday, Sept 8 to 11, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day


Any top tips?

You can celebrate your special day you can have birthday parties there!

I’m Hungry!

Discovery Place's Community Cafe has tasty, fresh, local, healthy snacks and to-go meals, as well as a special Cupcake Corner to tantalize the tastebuds!

Healthy Eating

There are plenty of healthy options at the cafe - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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