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Extraordinary opportunities for lifelong learning are at every turn at Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum and Discovery Place KIDS; take a journey through the rainforest, walk among free-flying butterflies and learn all the things you CAN do… Each experience provides an opportunity for visitors to connect with the world in a new way.

Discovery Place, Inc.'s mission is to ignite wonder as a preeminent science education center providing extraordinary experiences that engage people in the active exploration of science and nature. As a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we rely on the generous support of our community to meet our mission.

As a contributor to Discovery Place, Inc. you take pride in knowing you are the force behind our ability to inspire the next generation of teachers, scientists, doctors and engineers. You provide a unique gift to the community through extraordinary exhibitions, breathtaking IMAX® Dome Theatre films and awe-inspiring public demonstrations. Your generosity enriches the quality of life in the community by providing the best in family experiences and educational opportunities.

There are many ways to support Discovery Place!

  • Donate - Gifts of any size to the Annual Fund provide vital funding
  • Plan - Leave a legacy by making a planned gift
  • Partner - Become a corporate partner and support special exhibitions and programs Volunteer – Give your time and talents to support the exploration of science, nature and learning-through-play

Why Support Discovery Place, Inc.?

The experiences that Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum and Discovery Place KIDS bring to our communities are worth supporting.

Special exhibitions such as The Dead Sea Scrolls, BODY WORLDS and Mummies of the World are made possible through the generous support of exhibition sponsors and Annual Fund contributors.

Discovery Place, Inc. serves more than half a million people annually through four Museum locations and our outreach program, ScienceReach. The price of admission for Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum and Discovery Place KIDS and their activities covers approximately two-thirds of the actual cost of providing services to our community. In order to keep admission affordable, maintain the quality of our educational offerings and to continue outreach efforts in under-served communities, we rely on the generosity of our friends. Your support makes it possible for us to continue to inspire the next generation of leaders.

Ways to Support Discovery Place KIDS

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the Charitable Solicitation Licensing Section at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the State of North Carolina.
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