Science is Fun at the Discovery Place Discovery Place
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Science is Fun at the Discovery Place Discovery Place
Science is Fun at the Discovery Place
$$  .  Today, 9:00a - 4:00p

Science is Fun at the Discovery Place

$$  .  Today, 9:00a - 4:00p

An indoor themed playground that also teaches your child about science? Sign me up! Discovery Place has hands-on activities that will keep the little ones busy and the adults genuinely entertained.

By Chelsea Pieroni
This huge fun place is most definitely kid oriented, but it's also a rewarding experience for science-enthusiast adults. Their year-round set is a mix of interactive engineering, live physics, and biology labs—a bed of nails you can actually lay on and a live heat map screen, an indoor tropical ecosystem and an aquarium (we personally recommend the hypnotizing jellyfish tank). There's a whole section dedicated to seasonal exhibits, a gourmet cafe on the lower level, a quirky gift shop by the entrance, and an IMAX showing 360º degrees of documentaries and trending blockbusters.

If you're secretly visiting for your own enjoyment with the excuse of taking your younger sibling out for some fun, we don't blame you—and keep an eye out for 21+ after hour events!

Discovery Place
301 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
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9:00a - 4:00p

Sunday 12:00p - 5:00p
Monday 9:00a - 4:00p
Tuesday 9:00a - 4:00p
Wednesday 9:00a - 4:00p
Thursday 9:00a - 4:00p
Friday 9:00a - 4:00p
Saturday 10:00a - 6:00p
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