happyly approved

Discovery Place Science

301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-4:30 PM; Sat-Sun 10:30 AM-4:30 PM


museums, indoor-activities

The science museum in the heart of uptown Charlotte. 


This hands-on science museum can be found right in the heart of uptown Charlotte.  There are plenty of interactive exhibits, including a rainforest, aquarium, hands-on learning lab, seasonal exhibits, educational programs, and a larger-than-life IMAX theater. There are summer camps, field trips, and school camps.

With so many interactive activities, your kids are engaged while learning. Throughout the museum, you can find staff or volunteers doing experiments, and they love to get the public involved. The staff and volunteers have always been friendly and helpful. We have even had one-on-one learning experiences during slow days at the museum. The rainforest and aquarium areas are other favorites. There is something so soothing about watching fish swim in a tropical oasis. Staff or volunteers bring program animals out for hands-on interaction. 

There is a room especially for the youngest ones (under 5) with a water table, giant lite bright wall, building blocks, baby section, and more.  This is a special place for the little's in your family to learn.  Whether you spend a morning, an afternoon, or all day, there is something fun for everyone. 


Thoughtfully captured by:
Allison Towner
A Charlotte, NC transplant, Allison was born and raised in Texas. She has a degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University. Allison loves to scuba dive, travel, garden, and be active. She has a lovely husband and two smart, playful kids, a girl and boy. A love for nature and the outdoors has always been a passion of hers and now she gets to continue that with her family. They love to explore new places and go on family camping and hiking trips. Allison and her family live on a 12-acre homestead with ducks, chickens, and a garden. Outside life is important to their family and wants to share that passion with others.
More activities by Allison
Scenic park with playgrounds, mountain biking, ball fields, basketball courts, trails, and a pond.
A park with kayaking, canoeing, a sand pit and playground!
There are 3 playgrounds, splash pad, paved walkways, and restrooms.

Recommended Gear