Discovery Place Science
Discovery Place Science is one of Charlotte’s biggest attractions for kids and even kids at heart. It is basically a huge museum showcasing interactive exhibits, hands-on experiments, an IMAX Dome Theater and a wide range of other displays and activities about science and technology. It is considered as a state-of-the-art learning facility that makes education fun and exciting!
The museum caters to most age groups. They have varying sets of attractions that are suitable for each and they make sure that from kindergarten to high school – they’ve got it all covered.
Here are two must-see activities and exhibits at Discovery Place Science:
1. Cool Stuff
In here, children of all ages get to experience first-hand some of the most awesome things which they only read on their books or hear from their teachers. The aim of this attraction is for the kids to better appreciate the wonders of nature as well as the discoveries and innovations of talented scientists and inventors. It includes: using the thermography cameras to see the invisible, defying gravity using the power of gyroscopic technology and electromagnetism and getting to fly up in the air through a vacuum-powered Air Chair. All these and more are what’s waiting for everyone at the Cool Stuff Exhibition.
2. Project Build
This space is dedicated to unleashing the architect inside every child. With the specially designed Build it! blocks, children can learn to recreate famous landmarks such as the Taj Majal and the Eiffel Tower. They can also exercise their survival skills in the thrilling Making Shelter section where they are provided with PVC pipes, posts, and other materials as protection such as camouflage nets. They are free to test the strength of their buildings, destroy the structure and rebuild. The things to learn here are definitely endless!