About Us

At Discovery Place, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we fuel your passion for science and the natural world by delivering awe-inspiring exhibits and educational programs.

Our immersive experiences captivate, challenge, and empower audiences of all ages, sparking a spirit of discovery and lifelong learning. We hope to forge a future where science catalyzes, creating boundless opportunities, fostering hope, solving complex problems and driving positive change across the globe.

Come science with us!

Our Museums

Our Mission 

We bring science, nature and design together to create transformative experiences that enable our community to understand, enjoy and apply science to their lives.

Our Impact in the Community

Discovery Place is shaping a future where people embrace science to create opportunities, build hope, solve problems and bring positive change for our world. We strive each day to ignite our visitors’ excitement about the world of science and nature and to generate greater understanding of the power of scientific progress.

We believe that science is essential for a better future and that everyone should have access to learning opportunities that cultivate curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving.

How to Support Our Initiatives

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution, Discovery Place thrives on the benevolence of our supportive community. Together, we bring world-class exhibitions to Charlotte, elevate the expertise of our pre K-12 educators and deliver educational programs to the public.

By championing accessibility for all, we foster an environment where everyone can explore, learn and be inspired.

Join us in our mission to ignite curiosity and transform lives through the wonders of science and the natural world.


Want To Join Our Team?

We’re looking for driven, talented individuals who share our passion for making an impact and having fun while doing it. We are dedicated to creating an outstanding workplace that stimulates personal and professional growth. We encourage innovation and collaboration, while demonstrating respect for each other.

Explore our open positions today and join our team.