Discovery Place Nature is located next to Freedom Park in one of the community's finest residential areas and offers visitors the opportunity to get up close to nature and the creatures that inhabit it. Visitors can walk among free-flying butterflies, crawl around with insects, observe the movements of live animals, or just hang out in the natural world. The Museum offers a range of daily programs that include puppet shows and various interactive activities that promote structured learning through free play for children of all ages.
Discovery Place KIDS
Discovery Place KIDS provides an extraordinary experience that challenges and engages children's imagination and inspires creative thinking and learning. Designed to serve children and their caregivers, Discovery Place KIDS also offers off-site educational experiences to community groups and schools through its ScienceReach program.
Celebrate Earth's biodiversity with a visit to World Alive, which provides a fascinating insight into the organisms, creatures, species, and environments from around the world through dynamic displays of different ecosystems, including an aquarium, a rainforest, and several learning labs.
Think It Up is a contemporary ‘thought studio' which inspires visitors to channel their inner inspiration, imaginations, and innovations through a multi-sensory world of color, light, sound and creation. This extraordinary display is packed with activities designed to inspire creativity and innovative thought through collaboration, problem-solving, risk-taking and pushing boundaries.
Explore the development and creative thought processes behind some of the world's greatest architectural icons from pyramids to skyscrapers in Project Build. Visitors can design their own buildings, sketch their own designs and develop floor plans for them with state-of-the-art multimedia programs.
Cool Stuff offers a chance to learn about science through casual play, and the Discovery 3D Theater presents an eye-popping experience of 3D digital filmmaking and state-of-the-art sound. Enjoy family-friendly short films that promise to exhilarate.
KidScience offers children ages seven and younger the opportunity to explore science through touching, tinkering, and trying with a variety of educational maths and science-based displays and experiences, including wind tunnels, water tables, air tubes, gears and building blocks. Discovery Place, a Family Vacation Idea in Charlotte, NC - Photo: greentellect/Fotolia
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