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Discovery Place

301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202 (First Ward)
704-372-6261
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Ranked #6 of 86 Attractions in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Children's Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Step inside an amazing world of science and spend a day at Discovery Place, one of Charlotte’s most popular attractions. Featuring hands-on fun for... more » Owner description: Step inside an amazing world of science and spend a day at Discovery Place, 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 new 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! « less
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Atlanta, Georgia
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234 reviews 234 reviews
45 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

After several hours on the road we were looking forward to treating our little one to Discovery Place. By the time we checked into our hotel nearby and got over there, we only had a little less than an hour to play. But no matter, the little one loved running around to the various exhibits! The lady at the desk... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We love this place. The summer camps rock, the duct tape area keeps the kids entertained for an hour, and the exhibits change frequently enough to keep the experience fresh.

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Frederick, MD
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We visited based on reviews of others. It was very interesting and had lots of unique exhibits. I wish our grandkids had been with us, as there so many hands on things for children to enjoy.

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Howard Beach, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Discovery Place was great. My kids were entranced for hours. A lot to do, learn and see. All great hands on activities.

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Similar to COSI in Columbus, OH, there are habitats of various animals there, frogs, aquariums, birds and such as well as other physical science related exhibits. The interaction is what keeps the kids interested. The building is 2 floors and when we visited with my grandson(2 years old) he loved looking at the animals and exploring. At the time, they... More

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Brevard, NC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Has a terrific section for toddlers to get hands-on play in dozens of different media, regular showing of 15 minute movies, an aquarium section, a rainforest room, a huge section for bigger kids to do hands-on science play using pulleys, magnets, airlifts ... even a bed of nails. My kids always have a hard time leaving and they sleep well... More

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Douglasville, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Just a bit too crowded for me on a summer Friday. I think we chose the "daycare" day when all the camps and children's programs come. It made it difficult to enjoy, even for the kids. Yet, they still enjoyed it, but it was hard to get a turn at some things with soooo many children there at once. Be... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I visited Discovery Place as a child and returned as an adult (nostalgia). There was plenty to do, all interactive, and via many media (visual, hands-on, etc). It covered a variety of learning topics from physics to biology to architecture. There were plenty of kids running around having fun!

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

There is so much to see and do here. My grandchildren just love it here. There are many challenging activities for children, both physical and mental.

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Raleigh, NC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My son plays travel hockey so we travel to many different cities. We love visiting different kids museums when go to new places. Today was our first time at this museum and we had a ball! My oldest son is 10 and I think that is the perfect age for this place. There were so many cool things to do.... More

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