Charlotte City Guide

2018

Charlotte, NC Official Visitors Guide

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56 Charlotte Offi cial City Guide 2018 DISCOVER DISCOVER DISCOVER DISCOVER WONDER EXPLORE SCIENCE, NATURE AND TECHNOLOGY AT DISCOVERY PLACE'S FAMILY OF MUSEUMS. Located throughout the Charlotte region, Discovery Place's three museums off er explosive experiments, live shows, hands- on activities and more—all designed to inspire curiosity and spark learning in visitors of all ages. Spend the day at Discovery Place Science in Uptown Charlotte and see extraordinary exhibitions, live animal encounters, daily shows and larger-than- life IMAX® Dome fi lms. Lie on a bed of nails, journey through the rainforest or wander the aquarium at one of the top science museums in the nation. Take a walk on the wild side at Discovery Place Nature, located adjacent to Freedom Park, just 10 minutes from Uptown. Here, the marvels of nature are plentiful. Walk among butterfl ies in Butterfl y Pavilion, get close to wildlife in Creature Cavern, buzz by Insect Alley, stroll the Paw Paw Nature Trail or build a nature hut in Fort Wild. For young adventurers, Discovery Place Kids–Huntersville uses creative play to encourage curiosity. Designed to mimic a small town, here you can ride a real fi re truck, shop in a town market, fl y an airplane, fi x a race car, create a masterpiece and more. Pick one museum or visit them all! Whichever you choose, a day at a Discovery Place museum will fi re up imaginations and inspire wonder in visitors of all ages. DISCOVERY PLACE SCIENCE 301 N. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28202 704.372.6261 discoveryplacescience.org DISCOVERY PLACE NATURE 1658 Sterling Road Charlotte, NC 28209 704.372.6261 discoveryplacenature.org DISCOVERY PLACE KIDS– HUNTERSVILLE 105 Gilead Road Huntersville, NC 28078 704.372.6261 discoveryplacekids.org IF YOU GO Share your experience! Rate your day of wonder and share tips on TripAdvisor. Moving to the area? Consider an annual membership and receive free museum admission, discounts, special access to exhibitions and more. ALL PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF DISCOVERY PLACE

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