Discovery Place, Inc. is one of the largest hands-on science centers in the United States. Its mission is to stimulate the public’s interest in and understanding of science, mathematics and technology by providing quality educational activities, exhibits, programs and facilities. Discovery Place has been igniting wonder in its visitors since it first opened its doors in 1981. Over the past 25 years, Discovery Place has grown to an impressive 163,000 sq. ft. facility that includes two exhibition halls, seven permanent resident exhibits, The Charlotte Observer IMAX® Dome Theatre, and the beloved Charlotte Nature Museum.
The core of Discovery Place’s mission is to stimulate the public’s interest in and understanding of science, mathematics and technology through exciting and relevant exhibits and educational programs. To accomplish this mission, all of Discovery Place’s exhibits and educational programs are aligned with the North Carolina Department of Instruction’s Standard Course of Study (NCSCS) for Science.