*Individual Memberships available at Discovery Place Science and Discovery Place Nature only. **Family Museum Memberships at Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham are $130 ***Guest passes are available for Family Memberships only.
Welcome to Discovery Place
Discovery Place is a private 501c(3) not-for-profit education organization dedicated to inspiring exploration of science and the natural world through extraordinary exhibits and educational programs that inform, challenge and engage audiences of all ages.
We aspire to be at the forefront of transforming the way science, technology and nature are explored and learned to inspire dreams, raise aspirations and motivate people of all ages to develop a lifelong love of learning.
Through a network of four hands-on museums in three different cities, educational outreach programs and professional development for teachers, Discovery Place is a leader in STEM education in the Carolinas.
Celebrating 70 years of inspiring Charlotte
Since 1946, when a young teacher wanted to provide hands-on learning to her students, Discovery Place museums have been offering interactive educational experiences to students and families in the region. Today, through four museums in three cities and community outreach programs throughout the Carolinas, we serve more than 800,000 people a year with high-energy, high-impact science education that is helping to build our region's future.
Build bridges to STEM education
Discovery Place Education Studio provides customized professional development in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to educators across the region at our state-of-the-art facility in uptown Charlotte or delivered right to your school.
Have you heard about Discovery Place’s Welcome program?
Everything you need to know about our $1 admission program
Ever wonder how to make each Museum visit affordable?
Check this list of discounts, partnerships, promotions & Membership benefits
Investing in Our Youth
The Cole Foundation helps us launch a Youth Development program
Organized by the American Museum of Natural History, ¡Cuba! will be on view for just 54 days.
Experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs.
Discovery Place Science is teaming up with Ingersoll Rand to spotlight and enhance sustainability practices in the Museum and throughout Charlotte.