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Discovery Place Museums

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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Program Description

Students will investigate the stages of a plant’s
life cycle, engage with real plant specimens to
learn about different seed dispersal methods, and
how the diversity of plants affects ecosystems.
Students will apply their understanding in the
botanical design challenge

Program Detail

Program type: Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Multi-discipline
Cultural Origin: Other
Subject: Other, Science
Population Served Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Monday- Friday

Available times:


Space / technical requirements:

Space Requirements would be based on class plans


Your location, We come to you!

Fees / Ticketing:

$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.  **Mileage fee is also accessed based on out-of-county or in-the-county ** $25 flat fee for in-county mileage and.75 cents per mile for out-of-county bookings


NC Standard Course of Study:

R1- Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and 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 wi


NC Essential Standards:
  • NCES.3.L.2 – Understand how plants survive in their environments.
    • NCES.3.L.2.1 – Remember the function of the following structures as it relates to the survival of plants in their environments: Roots – absorb nutrients;Stems – provide support;Leaves – synthesize food;Flowers – attract pollinators and produce seeds for reproduction
    • NCES.3.L.2.2 – Explain how environmental conditions determine how well plants survive and grow.
    • NCES.3.L.2.3 – Summarize the distinct stages of the life cycle of seed plants.
    • NCES.3.L.2.4 – Explain how the basic properties (texture and capacity to hold water) and components (sand, clay and humus) of soil determine the ability of soil to support the growth and survival of many plants.

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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


Upon Request

Cancellation Policy

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.