Discovery Place Science Tours
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Families with small children will appreciate the interactive science and technology exhibits at Discovery Place, which includes the largest IMAX theater in the Carolinas. In a single visit, your kids can laugh, get grossed out, and learn complex concepts about the natural world -- as well as enjoy a cupcake.
Permanent exhibits here include Worlds Alive, which includes a hands-on aquarium and an indoor rainforest; architecture studio Project Build; and KidScience, a playroom designed to teach kids 7 and under about simple math concepts, weather patterns, and more.
Scientists and performers present stage shows and splashy demonstrations designed to illustrate everything from animal behavior to the different states of elements. A rotating series of short 3D films tell stories about endangered creatures, while there are always two longer movies to choose from at the IMAX Dome.
The on-site Community Café offers gluten-free options, organic produce and a Cupcake Corner with a seasonal menu of treats.
Address: 301 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202, USA
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am - 4pm; Sat: 10am - 6pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm
Admission: Adults: $12; Senior/Child: $10
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Discovery Place Science
Explore Charlotte aboard a 7-person golf cart, on this small-group tour of the area. With a local guide at the wheel, visit popular landmarks like the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Discovery Place, the Mint Museum, the Imaginon and Levine Museum of the New South, and more. Visit all of Charlotte's historical sites, as well some of the more modern, popular areas in the city. The tour concludes at a local restaurant where you can sample a popular dish (included with your tour).
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Discovery Place Science hours of operation?
Discovery Place Science hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 9am - 4pm; Sat: 10am - 6pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Discovery Place Science?
The best ways to experience Discovery Place Science are:See all Discovery Place Science experiences on Viator.