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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
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+1 704-372-6261
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a wonder with lots of learning experiences for the kids. It can be very crowded on weekends and holidays. The kids learn about physics and the nature sciences from hands-on activities.

Thank Pineknoller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of activities to keep kids interested. Be prepared to wait to enjoy your turn at the exhibits. Bring plenty of money to get in.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum kept us occupied for a morning that we had to kll while we were in Charlotte. There are a lot of interactive exhibits on the first floor that we enjoyed doing. It would probably be worth repeat visits if you have small children,...More

Thank Edward A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum to explore with kids of all ages. Lots of play options for tiny tots as well as more in depth exhibits for teenager and adults. Rotating specialty exhibits always keep something fun and fresh at the museum. The tyrannosaurus exhibit was wonderful! The...More

Thank ericaI6542EK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So many things to see and do, you can spend all day here. It is hard to keep an eye on more than one child because they go in different directions so quickly. I wish there was some kind of security on the second floor...More

Thank deborah r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a blast! Friendly, nice staff who were excited about what they were doing. Lots of nice and interactive exhibits to keep you entertained.

Thank Yelixza A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think we must have gone when some school field trip was happening. Never seen a place so overrun with kids running wild. Nonetheless, mine and everyone else’s kids seemed to have a good time. A little hard to do all activities when it’s so...More

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my family here. My child is under 2 and my husband loves technology and i love animals We all had a very fun time here. They offer a special discount to those needing government assistance. It was truly a wounderful experience for all...More

Thank Dixieavs1
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We love visiting this place. I have three teenagers and they were asking to go here the other day. Lots of learning going on while having fun. Great for all ages.

Thank Roxanne H
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Always a great place to visit! We’ve been here several times through the years with friends, family, school field trips, etc! Love the rain Forest, rope bridge, animal encounter/shows, traveling exhibits, hands on activities, IMAX theater, & much more! Great place for all ages!

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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.