Cool Stuff!

Through Thursday, January 1, 2037
Discovery Place Science

Discover the strange and eccentric world of physical phenomena

Guests of all ages can experience the extraordinary, strange and super cool science principles that govern the workings of our everyday world.

Witness strange motion and weird happenings that delight the mind and senses. See the invisible with thermography cameras. Be lifted by air in the vacuum-powered Air Chair. Lie across a bed of 5,000 nails unharmed. Defy gravity with gyroscopic technology and electromagnetism.

Engage the fundamental – and fun – principle of "What goes up, must come down" as you explore the physics of lifting. Launch objects by the explosive force of a chemical reaction or pull yourself to new heights using a pulley system. Work together on the Gizmotron to scoop, fill and turn the wheels of this giant contraption.

Perform amazing feats of strength such as crushing a garbage can or winning a seemingly impossible tug-of-war match. Flex your superhuman muscles for a round of hydraulic arm wrestling. Harness the power of the wind to steer a sail boat or spin a wind turbine.

It’s not magic. It’s really cool science!

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Through Thursday, January 1, 2037 · add to calendar 2018-08-19 09:00:00 2037-01-01 17:00:00 America/New_York Cool Stuff! https://charlottecultureguide.com/event/7367/cool-stuff Discovery Place Science, 301 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202
General Admission: $13 - 17 (FREE for Museum Members and children younger than 2)
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Discovery Place Science

301 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-372-6261 phone

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From I-77 heading South (coming from Huntersville, Hickory): Take Exit 11, Brookshire Freeway East. Take the Church Street Exit (no exit number). Turn right onto Church Street. At the third light, turn right onto 6th Street.

From I-77 heading North (coming from Pineville, Rock Hill, Columbia): Take Exit 10, Trade Street. Turn left onto College Street. Turn left onto 6th Street.

From I-85 heading South (coming from Salisbury, Raleigh, Winston-Salem): Take Exit 38, I-77 South. Take Exit 11, Brookshire Freeway East. Take the Church Street Exit (no exit number). Turn right onto Church Street. At the third light, turn right onto 6th Street.

From I-85 heading North (coming from Gastonia, Spartanburg, Greenville): Take Exit 36, Brookshire Blvd. Turn right, heading East on Brookshire Blvd. Brookshire Blvd. will become Brookshire Freeway East. Take the Church Street Exit (no exit number). At the third light, turn right onto 6th Street

The Discovery Place parking deck is located directly behind the museum at the corner of Church and Sixth Streets in downtown Charlotte. Enter the deck off of Sixth Street, grab a ticket from the automatic attendant and bring your ticket into Discovery Place for validation at one of the two admission decks.