Discovery Place

Science Museum
301 N Tryon St (7th St)
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 372-0471
Monday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Tips

  • This place takes hands-on exploring to an extreme. Rainforests, science experiments, wind tunnels & the largest movie screen in the Carolinas will keep kids of all ages entertained for hours.
  • Parents, if you are taking your kids here, do yourself a favor and grab a pint at Ri Ra first!
  • Great for kids and adults
  • If you're just visiting, save some extra $bucks for their AWESOME Gift Shop. Take home a souvenir geode, Dino, turtle, or a cool post card for remembrance of your Discovery Day! *love* this place!
  • Great hands on learning museum. Kids love it from tiny things but interactive exhibits best for ages 5 and up. If in Charlotte get the membership and save!
  • This is a GREAT Family attraction that has a lot of hands on fun. It has a larger than life IMAX theater. Come and explore!!!!
  • Kids of all ages can enjoy!
  • As a kid my grandparents took me to the Discovery Place. I have been to allot of museums in my life but this was one of the most memorable museums of my childhood!
  • Saw the amazing film, "Hubble 3D" yesterday. Sat in the middle seats, just 3 rows down from the top row. WOW!! It was an incredible experience. We went THROUGH Outer Space, while in our seats.
  • Great place for the family and kids
  • If you don't like kids, don't go!
  • 3 Hours is NOT enough time with 6yo & 9yo, needed at least 5 (without IMax)
  • Go to the very back corner on the second floor: They've got duct tape, hot glue guns, fabric, leather, etc. to make your own shoes, or really, any thing you like. Get your creativity in gear!
  • Something fun to explore for all ages (even the big kids). Check out their adults only event, Science on the Rocks, the 3rd Friday of each month.
  • something fun to explore for all ages (even the big kids); check out their adults only event, Science on the Rocks, the 3rd Friday of each month
  • Kid heaven
  • Love the science shows. Very entertaining.
  • The IMAX Dome Theatre is awesome, been going there since I was a kid!
  • great for small kids
  • You can easily spend a day here, fun for all ages!

Nearby places

301 N Tryon St (at 6th St.)
208 N Tryon St (5th St)