Discovery Place Science

One of the top hands-on science museums in the nation, Discovery Place Science provides ever-changing, entertaining exhibits that foster experiences in areas ranging from life science to marine biology. More than a half-million people from all over the United States visit Discovery Place Science, its IMAX Dome Theatre and its 3D Theatre each year.

Discovery Place Science is part of a network of Museums that includes Discovery Place Nature near Freedom Park and Discovery Place Kids, with locations in Huntersville and Rockingham. 

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Hours & Admission

Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm 
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm

Events

Da Vinci's Machines

Through May 6, 2018

Cool Stuff!

Through January 1, 2037

KidScience

Through January 1, 2037

Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour

Through June 30, 2018

Amazon Adventure

Through February 16, 2018

Dream Big in IMAX

Through May 25, 2018

PJs in North Pole City

December 8 - December 10

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Discovery Place Science

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

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Parking & Transit

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.