Discovery Place is a paradise of kid-friendly science exhibits and presentations. The museum's "Discovery ... More
Discovery Place is a paradise of kid-friendly science exhibits and presentations. The museum's "Discovery Halls" are lined with seasonal attractions such as "Action! An Adventure in Moviemaking," permanent exhibits like the aquarium, the stuffed and mounted North American animal collection, an amateur radio education center, and the machine shop where kids can learn how planes work. The museum also offers a number of live programs and demonstrations, not the least of which is a chemistry experiment wherein children receive freshly made scoops of liquid nitrogen ice cream. If that is not enough, attend the daily "Rat Basketball" game, one of many aquarium feedings, or experience a rainforest animal encounter. See website for group discounts, package deals, and membership information.
Loved it all- both my 5 yr old grandson and 2 1/2 yr old grandaughter had a blast- they didn't want to leave!!! they learned alot while playing and having fun.If we were in the Charlotte area again, we would definitely go back. There's a lot to see and do for the younger age group- you dont often find that .
Ok, I have been here before and will have to say this visit was very dissappointing. Many of the exhibit areas were not open and quality of exhibits were poor. I think that families are better off going to the movies or doing something more constructive. Poor value for your money!!!!!
Why I liked Discovery Place is because it is good to teach about the world we live in and how great science really is because it is so interactive. My favorite exhibit would have to be the Knight Rainforest because some people will probably never see a animal that is found in the rainforest in the future because of deforetization. The IMAX Dome theater was excellent me and my family saw a movie and it felt like we were inside the movie as well. The only thing I disliked is that sometimes the Discovery Place can be really crowded oh and one more thing the prices are almost a little to much but the whole science museum is worth to see.
We all enjoyed this experience very much. Very hands on! So much to see and learn didn't seem like we had time to take it all in. Almost everything is interactive. A must if you have children! The cost is well worth it.
We went while the Dead Sea Scrolls were there. While we didn't actually go see the exhibit there were masses of people there. And the only real problems we ran into were with the lines to gain entrance. We were directed by 3 different people that kept moving us to different lines. All of which were the wrong ones so we kept having to start over. A minor inconvience that we attributed to the exhibit.
Overall, staff are very helpful and friendly. Exhibits are wonderful and educational as well as entertaining. We can't wait to go back next year.
I went to two Girl Scout "camp ins" at Discovery Place as a kid, and had a great time with other Girl Scouts from all over Charlotte. I have not been back for a while because I no longer live in Charlotte, but one day I am downtown again I will go back and see what else has been added since 1989! What I remember was that it was wonderful.
Excellent place to take your family/children.
I do see the point of some of the negative posters. The exhibits could offer a bit more depth given many visitors are adults or smart teens.
Overall though it's a great fun place to go with the family. I would highly recommend it.
I take my 3 year old at least once every month. We have a family membership there and love it. Lots of things to touch and see. Even at his age there is alot for him to do. Especially love going on cold or rainy days when we can't play outside.
Highly recommend going.
the Dead sea scrolls exhibit was great but the method of that large of group going in the same time was not so fun. Also saw the Mysteries of the Nile in the Imax theater and it was a wonderful experience.
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