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Discovery Place

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Neighborhood: Fourth Ward
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Address: 301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone Number: 704-372-6261
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Step inside an amazing world of science and spend a day at Discovery...
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!
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Great Place For Kids

Kids can use a lot of energy in here. My Grand Kids Love It. Always something new for them to explore

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Denver, North Carolina
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Denver, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Kids can use a lot of energy in here. My Grand Kids Love It. Always something new for them to explore

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We visited with my 13yr old daughter and 9yr old daughter. Both enjoyed it very much, especially the hands on areas for the kids to experiment and create. We've been back two years in a row and enjoyed each visit.

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Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful experience. My 4 year old loved it. Many, many hands on activities. Her favorite was a tube that you put newspaper strips into and it blows them up to the roof where they fall back down like rain. She also got to make her own tiny cardboard guitar which she loved. There was a bed of nails, dancing iron... More 

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Interactive and so much to do! There is so much hands on and visual that I think I went into a nerd girl trance!! I am so ready to go back!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went with my 6 year old from out of town hoping we could find something to entertain her while visiting. Once we got Uptown and found it, we didn't know it was in the process of being renovated and no one told us. We were charged the full price for 3 and found that there was nothing for my... More 

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Charlotte NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have attended the IMAX theater here as well as different special shows like the Tut and the Body exhibits. It is easy to park, roam through the museum, and find a fun place to dine nearby.

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Charlotte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This has something for every one. but especially for children. Very informative and a good learning experience.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was my 2yr old's 1st visit and she has an absolute blast she loved every exhibit and we spent about an hour just building blocks! My 11 month old son also had a good time. We saw all the animals and 3-D shows it was a really good time. The only negative is that it's very pricy. $15 for... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a fun place to go with older toddlers, elementary school kids, and for young-at-heart early middle schoolers! Even older kids that have been there love to "be a kid again". 1. Go on line or call and check hours 2. plan to pay for parking or take the train (light rail) in to town (The light rail drops... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My four year old loved it..there was a lot to do. We saw a 3d movie and was able to enjoy the rain forest.

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Additional Information about Discovery Place

Address: Address: 301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone Number: 704-372-6261
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Fourth Ward
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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