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Discovery Place

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Address: 301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
Phone Number: 17043726261
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 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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We visited during the week of the Rubix Cube with our 9 year old daughter. The science lab was amazing and probably our favorite attraction.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Catherine F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited during the week of the Rubix Cube with our 9 year old daughter. The science lab was amazing and probably our favorite attraction.

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Thank Catherine F
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is an educative museum but for children. Enjoyable though. The shop is good. There are many scientific objects in the museum and in the shop/

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Thank JoyShurjo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only slightly better than other children's museums. The staff wasn't very informative inside, but I believe because it was mostly teens. There is a few hateful "gatekeepers" but the woman selling tickets was very friendly. Rob the science guy needs his own TV show! He kept my 6year old mesmerized. Several microscopes weren't working and someone to talk to us... More 

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Thank Belinda S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are inquisitive, go check this out! You will love it, & so will your kids!! Very creative place!

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Thank ErniesJourneys
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Children are busy exploring every possible experience here. They can drive a car or truck or cook in the kitchen. Trains to push, water toys to experience, cows to milk, shop till they drop in a grocery store or send bricks up to the second floor. A place that allows children to explore and have fun.

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Thank Bernice W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a mother of a two year old and a 8 month old and this place completely made me feel like a big kid again because I was able to go and play with them with my hands and knees and have fun with them on their level

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Thank charlestongirl43
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Discovery place was nice and there were alot of things to explore. My job rented it out for a Social event and we had an amazing time it was the first time I hve ever been there.

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Thank Meesha B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovery Place is a great place to visit with kids young and old and has attractions that will interest a variety of ages. The IMAX has great movies and 2 floors of exhibits are updated intermittently. There is a cafe there which features local, organic and fun food. But be prepared -- it is a little pricey. The gift shop... More 

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Thank Amy W
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Young ones love the water area, the touch tanks and the art projects. Older kids appreciate the detailed descriptions and the rain forest animals.

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Thank choltz28202
Grovetown, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a bad price for an attraction that everyone in your family will enjoy. From the fish to exotic animals to the rubics cube to other great technology. Take the time and explore this great place.

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