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Discovery Place

Discovery Place

Science Museum
Fourth Ward, Charlotte
  • Amanda C.
    "(while the mummies exhibit is up)"(3 Tips)
    John F.
    "The IMAX film was nothing short of incredible."(3 Tips)
    Walter H.
    "... sure to check out the IMAX Theater as well."(2 Tips)
    Edwina F.
    "Great rain forest exhibit."(9 Tips)
55 Tips and reviews
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  • Nathaniel M.
    Kid heaven
  • Tomi M.
    Love the science shows. Very entertaining.
  • Jared C.
    Terrible place to navigate with a stroller. Doors aren't automatic and elevator is small. No changing stations in the bathrooms on the second floor!?!?!? Otherwise, this is a great place for kids.
  • Mike H.
    Mike Herman, Jr.December 23, 2016
    The IMAX Dome Theatre is awesome, been going there since I was a kid!
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BJune 10, 2016
    great for small kids
  • Stacy C.
    Stacy CampbellJanuary 2, 2016
    You can easily spend a day here, fun for all ages!
  • Josh M.
    Josh MangumAugust 24, 2015
    Such an awesome place for kids of all ages, took my 2yo and he had an absolute blast
  • John F.
    John Fast-food AddictAugust 13, 2015
    The IMAX film was nothing short of incredible. Everything else was just "vanilla", not really worth the admission price.
  • Logan H.
    Logan HenryApril 21, 2015
    Enjoyable for adults and kids
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonMarch 11, 2015
    Don't miss the inflatable planetarium; as you trek through our solar system take a look at This Month's Sky View.
  • Elisha M.
    Elisha MarshallJanuary 11, 2015
    We loved it the kids had a great time
  • Pauline B.
    Pauline BurnsSeptember 9, 2014
    I like Discovery Place. It's fun and has a variety of interesting things to see. However, the cost is high for a family. Then you have to pay additional $ for parking. Too expensive!
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AlbarranAugust 31, 2014
    Do all the IMAX and 3D shows!! Great place for a!!!!!
  • Katie M.
    Katie MonsonAugust 8, 2014
    Don't miss the IMAX film. Any if them, they are all good. And the only IMAX around.
  • Pete H.
    Pete HoltermannApril 19, 2014
    If line is out the door, might consider doing something else with your day.
  • Linda H.
    Linda Holt-PisanoFebruary 28, 2014
    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.
  • william v.
    william verondaNovember 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Fourth Ward Park, 2 blocks down W 6th St, is worth checking out. It ha great swings, beautiful gardens and welcoming benches. It is very safe.
  • mike e.
    mike eOctober 15, 2013
    Make sure to look up and all around!
  • Luke S.
    Luke SmithAugust 28, 2013
    Do the first exhibit last. Water play will soak the kids
  • Edwina F.
    Edwina FinchAugust 24, 2013
    Great rain forest exhibit.
  • G.A.L.
    G.A.L.July 29, 2013
    Great for kids and adults
  • Alejandro F.
    Alejandro FragaJuly 22, 2013
    Great museum for the kids, lot's of things to do! Arrive ealry, museum opens at 9am on week days.
  • Patrick G.
    Patrick GormanJune 24, 2013
    The interactives are great.....
    USA TODAYJune 14, 2013
    Keep track of the wacky traveling exhibits like Animal Grossology, which explores concepts from slug slime to cow flatulence. Read more
  • Jacqueline M.
    Jacqueline MariaApril 9, 2013
    The Polar Bear IMAX was pretty sad and very "save the earth". For a young family, I might skip it.
  • DJ Tasha 8.
    DJ Tasha 8998March 30, 2013
    Great place for the family and kids
  • Amy A.
    Amy AymondFebruary 18, 2013
    Very interesting place. Had a great time
  • Walter H.
    Walter Hunt IIIJanuary 30, 2013
    great place for a lot of educational things for all ages and make sure to check out the IMAX Theater as well.
  • Beth S.
    Beth ShuggJanuary 4, 2013
    Be sure to lie on the bed of nails - you may never have another chance! Also, there are lots of building blocks in the front and a section where you can make cool stuff with duck tape and scraps.
  • Laurel L.
    Laurel LaFlammeAugust 7, 2012
    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!
  • Little M.
    Little MrscJuly 28, 2012
    This place is great for kids and those that are not so young if you r in Charlotte check it out
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 11, 2012
    A museum that offers a variety of exhibits & explorations for kids of all ages! While you're there, don't miss the incredible "Bodies Exhibit" and make sure you enjoy an IMAX film before heading home!
  • Logan S.
    Logan StewartMay 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    After a tremendously successful Mummies of the World exhibition, National Geographic Crittercam comes to Discovery Place May 26-Sept. 16, 2012. Excited to see other intriguing exhibitions ahead!
  • TJ C.
    TJ ChoMay 6, 2012
    Closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Steve P.
    Steve PFebruary 24, 2012
    If you don't like kids, don't go!
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda ClayFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The parking garage elevator is located on the first floor, if you're on the 2nd floor you must go back downstairs to get to it. (while the mummies exhibit is up)
  • DoubleTree by Hilton - Charlotte
    Looking for something to do with the kids, Come check all the exciting things at Discovery Place, like Mummies of the World (until 4/8/12), on 1/31 how about Cloud Making, Read more
  • Chris H.
    Chris HudsonDecember 27, 2011
    The lady checking for wristbands needs to smile and not be so rude!!!!
  • Brittany's Tips
    Brittany's TipsDecember 10, 2011
    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!
  • Angela D.
    Angela DaleyDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    My 3 year old and 1 year old can spend hours in the KidScience room. The definitely worth it!
  • Shawna D.
    Shawna DeeDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Kid Science is a great way to relax and let the kids have fun!
  • Sherry M.
    Sherry MurrayOctober 28, 2011
    Had a blast here with the kids! Super fun!
  • DoubleTree by Hilton - Charlotte
    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!!!!
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
    Kids of all ages can enjoy!
  • Chuck H.
    Chuck HathcockAugust 8, 2011
    For kids over 6-7yo, the original DP is still the best, under 8 DPK (Discovery Place Kids) may be a better option. Read more
  • Chuck H.
    Chuck HathcockAugust 8, 2011
    3 Hours is NOT enough time with 6yo & 9yo, needed at least 5 (without IMax) Read more
  • kevin
    kevinMay 11, 2011
    Parents, if you are taking your kids here, do yourself a favor and grab a pint at Ri Ra first!
  • Visit North Carolina
    Visit North CarolinaJanuary 4, 2011
    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.
  • TJ E.
    TJ EvansOctober 10, 2010
    Don't drop your sunglasses in the rainforrest ... Like my daughter did!
  • May S.
    May ShueSeptember 27, 2010
    Check out the aeronautics section on the 2nd floor!
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg L.
    our neighbors across the street have something for the entire family Read more
  • Carola C.
    Carola CardenasJuly 25, 2010
    Fantastic place after renovations!
  • Kam
    KamJune 30, 2010
    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! Read more
  • Alicia Z.
    Alicia ZinnMarch 31, 2010
    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!
  • Joel B.
    Joel BonaseraDecember 2, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out Discovery Place as it begins to finish the huge renovation. By July of 2010, the museum will be ALL new.
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