August 28, 2023

Discovery Place Closes Out 75th Anniversary Celebration this Fall 

Organization extends run for Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, announces new featured exhibitions and adult programming and will host the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) annual conference 

Media Contact: Sarah Wheat | 

CHARLOTTE, NC (August 28, 2023) – To close out its 75th anniversary celebration, which kicked off last November, Discovery Place has announced an extended run for one of its most popular exhibitions to-date—Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes—as well as new featured exhibitions and adult programming coming to Discovery Place Science. 

“From bringing back our premier adult science event, Science on the Rocks, to hosting the largest and most popular exhibition in recent history, Discovery Place has had an extraordinary anniversary year,” said Catherine Wilson Horne, Discovery Place President & CEO. “As we begin closing out this celebratory year, we look forward to building upon our adult science offerings and bringing in new featured exhibitions for guests of all ages.” 

In addition, the organization will help ASTC celebrate its 50th anniversary when Discovery Place Science hosts the 2023 ASTC Annual Conference October 7-10. As the premier annual event for science-engagement professionals, Discovery Place is proud to serve as this year’s host and welcome participants from member organizations around the world to learn from and connect with one another. More information about this year’s ASTC conference can be found here

Featured exhibitions at Discovery Place Science in 2023-2024: 

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes on exhibition now through January 1, 2024.

A New Moon Rises will open on Friday, September 29 in the Tryon Street Lobby. With amazing, large-scale, high-resolution photographs of the lunar surface taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance orbiter Camera (LROC), A New Moon Rises offers unique visual data to help answer our questions about the Moon.

Dogs! A Science Tail will open at Discovery Place Science on February 3, 2024 and run through May 5. Exploring the bond between humans and dogs, the exhibition features immersive experiences that invite guests to see, hear, think and smell like a dog. Perfect for families, children and animal lovers of all ages. 

Ultimate Dinosaurs: Meet a New Breed of Beasts will land at Discovery Place Science on June 21, 2024 and give guests the opportunity to experience cutting-edge technology that puts a new twist on bringing these prehistoric creatures to life in the 21st century. The exhibition reveals a new breed of dinosaurs unfamiliar to popular imagination—a fascinating study of species that guests may not have encountered before—and will be at Discovery Place Science through September 8. 

In addition to a new slate of exhibitions, Discovery Place Science will expand upon its adult science offerings this year with the return of Science on Screen in Discovery Place Theatre on Friday, October 13, featuring Ghostbusters and special guest speaker (TBA) plus an adults-only “Macabre Masquerade” costume party on Saturday, October 21. 

To stay up to date on all that Discovery Place has to offer, including special events, new planetarium shows, IMAX documentaries and Hollywood feature films, visit

About Discovery Place 
Discovery Place brings science, nature, and design together to create transformative experiences that enable the community to understand, enjoy and apply science to their lives. Discovery Place is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and leader in STEM education to the Carolinas through four distinct museum experiences—Discovery Place Science, Discovery Place Nature, Discovery Place Kids Huntersville and Discovery Place Kids Rockingham. Discovery Place serves over 750,000 people a year—through Museum visitations, interactive educational programming, professional development training and community outreach initiatives—shaping a future where people embrace science to create opportunities, build hope, solve problems and bring positive change for our world. In 2017, Discovery Place was named as a finalist for the National Medal by the Institute for Museum and Library Science. Discovery Place is supported, in part, by the Infusion Fund and its generous donors.