Discovery Place Museums
Put Discovery Place at the top of your back-to-school checklist!!
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.
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Children will become paleontologists as they
excavate a dig site, explore real fossilized
specimens, and create models of imprint fossils
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Space Requirements would be based on class plans
Your location, we come to you.
$250 for the first presentation, $150 for each additional same day, same program.
If the program is different on the same day, it is $250 for each additional.
A mileage fee is applied to all Outreach programs. Mileage is charged at $25.00 per Mecklenburg County visit and $.75 per mile for all out-of-county visits. Travel requiring overnight lodging for the educator is billed at $150.00 per educator per night.
A gap fee of $150 will be charged for every 60-minute gap between programs
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 the task, purpose, and audience (in our case working in groups, sharing ideas and communicating ideas and findings
Strand: Structures & Functions of Living Organisms
- NCES.K.L.1 – Compare characteristics of animals that make them alike and different from other animals and nonliving things.
- NCES.K.L.1.1 – Compare different types of the same animal (i.e. different types of dogs, different types of cats, etc.) to determine individual differences within a particular type of animal.
- NCES.K.L.1.2 – Compare characteristics of living and nonliving things in terms of their: Structure, Growth, Changes, Movement, Basic needs.
A 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 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 on the day of the visit, and no refunds will be issued for amounts of $10.00 or less.