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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
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Step inside an amazing world of science and spend a day at Discovery Place,...

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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You must take your kids here. Definitely an all day activity! So much fun!! Great IMAX theater, aquarium and rainforest exhibits... 3D theater, toddler play area, huge science... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You must take your kids here. Definitely an all day activity! So much fun!! Great IMAX theater, aquarium and rainforest exhibits... 3D theater, toddler play area, huge science area full of things for your kids to discover! I can't even name it all!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went with my father (we are both adults) to kill some time. We went specifically to see the body works exhibit which I have seen before. I really love this exhibit and find it fascinating and could definitely go again! However it's only on for a limited time in Charlotte. Ticket prices were average for a museum and worth... More 

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Thank kitkat_2345
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is absolutely one place you have to go if you are visiting with children - this place! It is awesome for gross motor skills, some fine motor skills, challenges to the mind and fun energy

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Thank Rachel G
Darlington, South Carolina, United States
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192 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice place to take the kids, exhibits and experiments are fun and age appropriatte. Our favorite is the IMAX Dome films. We go once a year.

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Thank Chiki2399
Cleveland, Ohio
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38 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with my family when I was visiting and was not thrilled. It's fine for kids, but kind of expensive for everyone else. There was nothing unique about this and the kids area was basically just fisherprice toys they could play with, nothing to set it apart from anywhere else.

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Thank rand0mgirl
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Discovery Place is an excellent place to visit, especially for families. Their summer camps for children are great and they've got a lot of cool stuff to check out.

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Thank Alay15
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have science on the rocks once a month where they open up the Discovery Place for adults. I've had the opportunity to go a couple of times and it's a blast. All i can say is check it out for yourself :)

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Thank Bobbi2359
Orlando, FL
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great for all ages. Kids love it and adults also. There is so much to do and its all contained in one location

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Thank ncolon60
Florence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very very good venture to take kids of all ages - 4-84! There are so many inactive exhibits and displays for everyone to enjoy. There is a large fish acquarian with interesting fish and a guppie fish that communicates through the glass. I enjoy Discovery Place each time visit and it is the perfect place for anyone... More 

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Thank Kaye R
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the morning here with our 21/2 year old grand son and I don't know who had more fun our little one or us. This is very well done but a bit expensive for a short visit. If you plan to visit more than once consider a family membership

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