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Discovery Place Science

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Step inside an amazing world of science and spend a day at Discovery Place Science, 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...more
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301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
Fourth Ward
+1 704-372-6261
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Reviewed yesterday

It was fun activities for the kids. Wear comfortable shoes lot of walking; but a fun experience none the less

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EAV01
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very fun and educational, great for grownups and kids alike. Friendly staff, great interactions, clean

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thesafeguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to spend the afternoon. Lots of hands on activities for kids and adults. Not to expensive. Small aquarium section and rainforest with opportunities to touch stuff. Separate Play area for small children. We didn’t eat there but they have a food court. IMAX...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here yesterday and when we paid for our tickets we were told there were about 500 people in groups inside. It didn’t even seem like it - for a holiday week (thanksgiving week) it was reasonably empty. The place is great! Staff friendly and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tiffany L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Discovery Place continues to delight. This visit was for a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the regional American Chemical Society section. The event was in the Windows on Tryon meeting room, and we had the opportunity to visit the museum and gift shop. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Saturday with our 4yo, he had a great time. He especially liked the area for younger children on the lower level, he couldn’t get enough of the water table.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ak2k
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Fourth visit in three years, since we live in Illinois. Always go here when in town. Each time, it seems more activities are broken. Perhaps, they need to eliminate the stuff that doesn’t stay working and stick with what does. Kid friendly place but very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sharon B
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to check out Discovery Place in Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s a great facility located right in the heart of the city and in walking distance to several restaurants in the area. This multi floor experience offers plenty of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

Spent the whole day at Discovery Place Science with the family. We had 6 and 9 year old with us and we all had the best time. We were blown away by the amount of activities available in one location. The hands on labs were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gator1Gal1
Reviewed October 8, 2018

this is a wonderful place for activities for all ages. So many inter-active themes and fun shows throughout the day. a "must see" is the 3-D printer room where you can create and observe an item being made. Each area of this museum is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ritz-Carlton, Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown, Courtyard Charlotte City Center.
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You can easily spend 2-2.5 hours just at the museum. There are several kid friendly restaurants nearby the museum too.