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Discovery Place, Inc. Ranks #1 Attraction in Charlotte March 03, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - For the fifth consecutive year, Discovery Place, Inc. was ranked the most visited museum and historic attraction in the Charlotte region in an annual survey released by Carolina Publishing Associates. Discov… more

Science for All People December 15, 2014

CHARLOTTE - Discovery Place, Inc. announced today the launch of Welcome, a new program that provides low-cost access to families with EBT or WIC cards. Welcome will reduce the cost of admission to $1 per person for familie… more

FREE Discovery Place, Inc. Admission for Educators Every Saturday in September August 28, 2014

Every Saturday in September, all Discovery Place Inc. Museums are celebrating the back-to-school season with Educator Saturdays, offering educators plus one guest free admission to Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum, Di… more

Feathered Fun for Everyone at Chicken Day January 10, 2014

Charlotte, NC – Why did the chicken cross the road? To visit Charlotte Nature Museum for Chicken Day on Saturday, January 18 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This month’s Creature Feature will introduce visitors to six breeds … more

Discovery Place®, Inc. Announces New Leader in the New Year December 10, 2013

CHARLOTTE, NC -- Discovery Place, Inc. today announced the appointment of Catherine Wilson Horne as the organization's new president & CEO, following an extensive national search led by the Museum's Board of Trustees. Horne … more

It’s Time to Talk Turkey at Charlotte Nature Museum November 07, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte Nature Museum will give guests a different way to get up and close and personal with November's most celebrated bird at this month’s Creature Feature: Turkey Talk on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10:00 a… more

Jump in with Both Feet: Wild in the Water at Charlotte Nature Museum August 08, 2013

Charlotte, NC – Just what lives in the water around us and where does water go? Follow the current to Charlotte Nature Museum for this month’s Creature Feature, Wild in the Water on Saturday, August 17, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00… more

Discovery Place's John Mackay to Retire at Year End July 26, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- John Mackay, president and CEO, Discovery Place, Inc. will retire from the science and technology center at the end of 2013, capping a long career at one of the region's premier attractions. In his 13 … more

A Pawsitively Purr-fect Day: Petapalooza at Charlotte Nature Museum July 15, 2013

Charlotte, NC – Lucky dog! Whether they’re furry, feathered, scaly or slimy, your pet is a diamond in the ruff. Join Charlotte Nature Museum to celebrate favorite our animal companions and learn about responsible pet ownershi… more

HAY! It’s Farm Day at Charlotte Nature Museum June 11, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Straight from the horse’s mouth, local farms and their animal residents have a very important job when it comes to what ends up on your dinner plate. Dig into the fun of farming when Charlotte Nature Museum … more

A Pinch of Magic: Fairy Festival at Charlotte Nature Museum May 09, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Pint-sized pixies are invited to put on their wings for a whimsical playdate that celebrates nature, nymphs and more. Fly in to experience the magic of the natural world when Charlotte Nature Museum hosts it… more

Love Your Mother…Earth April 16, 2013

Charlotte, NC – Take root with nature and unearth ways to care for our environment during Charlotte Nature Museum’s April Creature Feature, Earth Day Play Date, Saturday, April 20, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Get down to … more

Take Flight at the Great Backyard Bird Count February 11, 2013

Charlotte, NC – We don’t mean to ruffle your feathers, but little scientists are needed to join a citizen science bird count. Lucky ducks can count birds and contribute findings to an important international study which inves… more

Discovery Place® Democratic National Convention & Fall Operating Hours August 22, 2012

Discovery Place will have modified operating hours during the week of the Democratic National Convention September 2–6. As a participant in CarolinaFest 2012, the DNC’s family-friendly convention week kick-off celebration, t… more

Discovery Place, Inc. Earns Spot as Top-Ranked Destination in North Carolina March 14, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the second year in a row, Discovery Place, Inc. was ranked as the most visited museum and historic attraction in the Charlotte region. The organization also ranked third overall in North Carolina, accor… more

The Guild of Discovery Place, Inc. to Host Community Fundraiser March 07, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! The Guild of Discovery Place, Inc. will present a special preview performance of Around the World in 80 Days on March 15 in collaboration with Theatre C… more

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Fort Wild

Go wild in our outdoor exhibit, Fort Wild. Fort Wild focuses on outdoor, child-centered play that… Learn More

Butterfly Pavilion

Walk among free-flying butterflies. Watch butterflies grow in the chrysalis’ house and get close whe… Learn More

Paw Paw Nature Trail

A stroll through the Paw Paw Nature Trail is enchanting. The forest is alive with wildlife, "old tre… Learn More

Insect Alley

Enter a space where amazing things happen -- spy like a fly or see what you would look like with the… Learn More

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