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Education and entertainment come together at one of Charlotte's most popular destinations. Whether your group is from the area or visiting for the first time, Discovery Place Science provides ever-changing and engaging activities that inspire wonder in the world around us.
Perfect for schools, camps, company outings, scout troops, family reunions and more, groups of 15 or more receive discounts off general admission pricing. If you are looking for things to do for guests of all ages, Charlotte's premier science center is your first stop!
|Adults||Children (2-13)||Seniors (60+)|
|IMAX Film (excludes full-length feature film)||$7||$6||$6|
|Museum + IMAX Film (excludes full-length feature film)||$17||$15||$16|
Children younger than 2 FREE
*Plus any applicable sales and use taxes
Visit with a group of 15 or more people and receive special benefits:
Where do we park?
Cars and vans with clearance less than 7' 8" can park in the Discovery Place Science Parking Deck for an additional charge. Parking for larger vehicles is available at an off-site lot Monday - Friday.
Can we bring a bag lunch?
Yes, bag lunches are permitted at Discovery Place Science in our group lunchroom only. You will need to schedule a lunch time when making your reservation
Is lunch available for purchase at Discovery Place Science?
Yes, box lunches are available for purchase in advance through Curio City Kitchen. Please call for options. Or you can plan to purchase lunch a la carte at Curio City Kitchen.
When is payment due for our group outing?
Payment in full is due 3 weeks prior to your scheduled arrival date.
What if I need to cancel my trip?
Cancellation notice of three weeks is required for a full refund. Cancellations with less than three weeks’ notice are non-refundable but may be rescheduled for a visit within a 12-month period. There is no fee for rescheduling as long as the class or visit is rescheduled within one week of the cancellation date and the visit is completed within the 12 months of the originally scheduled date. Changes to the number of attendees must be made three days prior to the program or visit to receive a refund. No refunds will be issued the day of the visit, and no refunds will be issued for amounts of $10.00 or less.
What is the minimum number of tickets required for a group purchase?
In order to receive the group discount, you must purchase a minimum of 15 tickets
Do you offer wheelchair rentals?
Complimentary wheelchairs are available and can be reserved on a first come, first serve basis at the time of check-in.
Do you offer stroller rentals?
We do not currently offer stroller rentals but you may bring your own stroller to the Museum.
Enrich your students' education with a field trip to one of the top science museums in the nation. Enjoy hands-on exhibitions, live animal encounters, larger-than-life IMAX® films and engaging classes that meet curriculum needs and bring science to life.
|10:00 a.m.||Mars Mondays||Level 2|
|10:00 a.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|10:00 a.m.||Superpower Dogs||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|10:30 a.m.||Starlab||The Stage|
|10:30 a.m.||Story Time||KidScience|
|11:00 a.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|11:00 a.m.||Pandas||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|11:00 a.m.||Animal Meet and Greet||Explore More Life|
|11:15 a.m.||Tommy Thunder's Heavy Metal Lightning Show||Discovery Theatre|
|11:30 a.m.||Starlab||The Stage|
|12:00 p.m.||Superpower Dogs||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|12:00 p.m.||Aquarium Guided Tour||Aquarium|
|12:00 p.m.||Agar Plates||Explore More Me|
|12:15 p.m.||About a Door: Theatrical Presentation||Discovery Theatre|
|12:30 p.m.||Starlab||The Stage|
|1:00 p.m.||Pandas||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|1:30 p.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|1:30 p.m.||Starlab||The Stage|
|2:00 p.m.||Tommy Thunder's Heavy Metal Lightning Show||Discovery Theatre|
|2:00 p.m.||Pet Rocks||Explore More Collections|
|2:00 p.m.||Superpower Dogs||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|2:15 p.m.||Built to Win||The Stage|
|2:30 p.m.||Starlab||The Stage|
|2:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|3:00 p.m.||About a Door: Theatrical Presentation||Discovery Theatre|
|3:00 p.m.||Ozobot Rovers||Explore More Stuff|
|3:00 p.m.||Pandas||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|3:15 p.m.||Aquarium Feeding Tour||Aquarium|
|3:30 p.m.||Starlab||The Stage|
|4:00 p.m.||Make Challenge||Thinker Space|
|4:00 p.m.||Superpower Dogs||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|Aug 19||Make Challenge|
|Aug 19||Ozobot Rovers|
|Aug 19||About a Door: Theatrical Presentation|
|Aug 20||Agar Plates|
|Aug 20||Animal Meet and Greet|
|Aug 22||Make & Mingle: Bottle Cap Map & Magnetic Cap Catcher|
|Aug 23||Cities of Tomorrow|
|Aug 24||Merit Badge Workshop: Engineering|
|Aug 24||Little Takeover|
|Aug 24||A Day in the Life: Sports Medicine and Rehab|
|Aug 24||Merit Badge Workshop: Energy|
|Aug 24||Silk Harvest|
|Aug 25||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Aug 25||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Aug 26||Mars Mondays|
|Aug 29||Pet Rocks|
|Aug 31||Demolition Day|
|Sep 10||Tiny Tuesday|
|Sep 17||Tiny Tuesday|
|Sep 21||Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography|
|Sep 21||Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics|
|Sep 22||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|Sep 24||Tiny Tuesday|
|Sep 26||One Night Wonder|
|Oct 29||National Geographic Live: The Search for Life Beyond Earth|
|Nov 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|Nov 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper|
|Nov 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Programming|
|Nov 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Dec 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Dec 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Dec 08||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|
|Dec 08||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Jan 28||National Geographic Live: Ocean Soul|
|Mar 24||National Geographic Live: Into the Arctic Kingdom|
|Mar 24||National Geographic Live Daytime Show: Into the Arctic Kingdom|