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Year Founded:
1946
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Catherine Wilson Horne
Main Address:
301 N Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

What We Do

A 501c3 non-profit organization, Discovery Place aims to inspire curious thinkers to discover the wonders of science, technology and nature.

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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