Discovery Place Museums

Discovery Place Museums

Plan a fantastic STEM field trip at Discovery Place!

Click the website link below to schedule a call to learn more and book your trip.

A regional network of four hands—on museums (science, nature, and two kids Museums), an Outreach team, and newly developed digital content are all designed to engage and inspire our community to learn science, nature, and design.  Active learning is at the heart of the transformative Discovery Place experience because an active learner is an engaged learner, curious about the world and determined to make the future. Join us, as we embark upon a new school year, right where you are, and let’s partner to engage your students in meaningful experiences in science, nature, and design.

We’re here to help you create the perfect plan to engage students in meaningful STEM experiences for the 2023-24 school year. New offerings this year include coding, intro to 3D modeling, making with Minecraft and more! Discovery Place offers a broad catalog of workshops and field trips at all our Museums to meet your educational needs. Both in-person and digital options are available!


  301 N Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202


704-286-9776 x300

Engineering Solutions

Program description

The engineering design process will come alive as students become engineers. Interactive stations with unique challenges will focus on different branches of engineering, including civil, mechanical, and electrical. Students will work together to brainstorm, test, and iterate on their solutions.

Booking / scheduling contact

John Shaffer

   704-286-9776 ext. 318

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Multi-discipline
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Program type: Day Trip
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2
Subject: Other, Science
Bilingual: No
Available dates:


Available times:

Times are customizable


Discovery Place Science
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Fees / Ticketing:

Title I: (all year) $9.95 +tax + $7
Fall: (8/14/23-12/31/23) $11.95 +tax + $7
Spring: (1/1/24 – 6/2/24) $13.95 +tax + $7
Summer: (6/3/24 – 8/11/24) $15.95 +tax + $7


NC Standard Course of Study:

R1- Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text (in our case follow written instructions to complete activities and experiments and make conclusions).

R7 -Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words (in our case participate in hands-on activities and experiments that result in observations and conclusions).

R10 -Read and understand complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently, connecting prior knowledge and experiences to text (in our case science and technical writing).

SL1 – Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively (in our case working in groups, sharing ideas and communicating ideas and findings with others).

SL2 – Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally (in our case participation in labs and programs where ideas and questions are presented using various media).

SL4 – Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience (in our case working in groups, sharing ideas and communicating ideas and findings with others).

NC Essential Standards:

NC: EEE.CR.2, SC: 2-PS1-2. 2-PS1-3., NGSS: K-2-ETS1-1,


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

Cancellation notice of three weeks is required for a full refund. Cancellations with less than three weeks’ notice are non-refundable but may be rescheduled for a visit within a 12-month period. There is no fee for rescheduling as long as the class or visit is rescheduled within one week of the cancellation date and the visit is completed within the 12 months of the originally scheduled date. Changes to the number of attendees must be made three days prior to the program or visit to receive a refund. No refunds will be issued the day of the visit, and no refunds will be issued for amounts of $10.00 or less.