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Discovery Place Science

#6 of 180 things to do in Charlotte Features Animals
301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
+1 704-372-6261
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IMAX experience better for young crowd and short educational films

If you attend any movies at this IMAX, sit near the aisle as its hard to cross in front of people... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
Great place

This is a great place for learning different things from Science and the human body and whole lot... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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 underwater world in the 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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  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
Fourth Ward
+1 704-372-6261
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you attend any movies at this IMAX, sit near the aisle as its hard to cross in front of people and bring cash for concessions that are not very serious concessions - a commercial film would be better seen in a commercial theater

Thank NCNomad2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great place for learning different things from Science and the human body and whole lot more so came on down and see what's going on and they also have a gift shop

Thank hawks5541
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Discovery Place Science on our recent trip to Charlotte for a wedding and had a fun afternoon of discovery and play. My teenage kids were most interested in the Ripley's Believe It or Not exhibit, but ended up having a blast with all...More

Thank Kenneymark1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum is quite entertaining. It's very hands on and great for children. The admission price is not cheap but not overly expensive. There is a cafe onsite with some good treats. It's great for kids of all ages and they have home school days....More

Thank AJCC1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to take young kids! I have 3 kids age 5 and under. They love all the different areas and we often don't see whole museum as they get interested in specific area. We usually do a 1/2 day due to nap time, but...More

Thank Allison R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took grandchildren ages 16, 14, and 12. It was more suitable for the older kids. They loved all the hands on exhibits! Plan on spending 2 to 3 hours. Well worth the trip!

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see "Dunkirk" here because it was advertised as showing it in IMAX 70 mm, which was the recommended format to see this film. This theater is not suited to show "regular" narrative films. It may be great for the short films about...More

Thank Boys2Travel
DiscoveryPlaceMuseum, Manager at Discovery Place Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback about your recent experience seeing Dunkirk at Discovery Place Science. We’re sorry to hear you did not enjoy the experience on the Dome. We’ll be sure to share your feedback with our IMAX team for consideration for future films. Kindly,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Discovery Place has always been a hit with my kids. It was always a special day for us and we would plan to stay the entire day. My boys are 8 years apart so when my youngest was a toddler he would play all day...More

Thank Srmaxwell65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my children who are 4 and 12 years old. They had a blast!!!! We stayed five hours and could have stayed longer, but the 4 year old was beat!! Great fun!

Thank Mollyblevins624
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you have all day and comfortable shoes! My 2 and 5 year old loved it. Loved the hands on activities:)

Thank Jenene C
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January 6, 2017|
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Response from Adventuredawgs | Reviewed this property |
A single senior ticket for the museum only is $15 or $20 with the IMAX included. You would need to contact them directly for the membership and group discounts.
November 2, 2016|
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Response from scom4t | Reviewed this property |
There is an area on the lower level that is specifically designed for children this young. It is called KidScience. They can play with water, soft blocks, musical instruments. There is even an area there specifically for... More
September 23, 2016|
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Response from The_Gallagher_4 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say it's better for younger kids for the price. It's interesting but not really focused on adults . However, the iMax would be a worthwhile visit.