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Discovery Place

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Neighborhood: Fourth Ward
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Address: 301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
Phone Number: 17043726261
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Solid way to spend a few hours with the kids

We had an impromptu visit here while in Charlotte for a swim meet. It was a hot day outside so we headed here vs. a movie to get some AC and I have kids aged 8, 11 and 15 and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Brian C
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an impromptu visit here while in Charlotte for a swim meet. It was a hot day outside so we headed here vs. a movie to get some AC and I have kids aged 8, 11 and 15 and couldn't agree on a movie. It was a solid way to spend a few hours and plenty of things for... More 

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Thank Brian C
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88 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been coming to Discovery Place for a long time. This is a great place for young kids all the way up to adults. I came as a college student. Great place to learn and have fun with it

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Thank 214dolphins
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been to both the museum and the theater several times and both are amazing. I even find myself getting lost in the gift shop for long periods of time. I definitely recommend Discovery Place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to see the bodies exhibit. It was very interesting. Other than the main exhibits there really isn't that much to see if your not under twelve.

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Thank Jason C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are a lot of hands on things for children to try. A small aquarium area and a few stuffed animals. Let the kids spot turtles or tiny frogs in the tropical rainforest. There is also a water/play room for the little ones.

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Thank banks75
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a new Grandparent, I welcome the opportunities to entertain my grandson. This is a great place to do that.

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Thank Pastorgarry
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Plan to spend an entire day with the kids here. Lots of hands on experiments and exhibits. Had a great time. Did not watch the IMAX film and still thought the experience was great. They have a special section on the lower level for toddler aged kids.

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Thank musafir00
Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderfully laid out experience for children to explore and role play. A tractor, kitchen, grocery area, and creative area for all kids to enjoy

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Thank Cindi N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been here 2x each time. A take away. Great way to learn about science. Lots of things to do and experience. Hands on activities!

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Thank Alice C
GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The IMAX theater inside is great, and the hands-on exhibits make this an enjoyable science museum for all ages. I pulled myself up on a pulley and found that quite fun.

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