Discovery Place

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Catherine Wilson Horne
Main Address

301 N Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States

What We Do
A 501c3 non-profit organization, Discovery Place brings science, nature and design together to create transformative experiences that enable our community to understand, enjoy and apply science to their lives. Through a network of four hands-on museums in three different cities, educational outreach programs and professional development for pre K - 12 teachers throughout the region, Discovery Place is a leader in STEM education in the Carolinas. 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 Private donations allow us to continue to offer extraordinary opportunities to our community, as well as expand on the future of STEM.
Interesting Info
  • Bowser, our mangrove monitor, eats about $50 worth of shrimp, thawed frozen mice, and vitamins a month.
  • Just $10 a week feeds our red-footed tortoise, Herbie, his favorite salad, fruit, and tortoise food.
  • At $7 per student, field trips are a great way to Think It Up or Explore More Life at Discovery Place.
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