ENGAGING THE FUTURE ASTC 2023 Annual Conference

ASTC 2023 Annual Conference

October 7–10, 2023
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Discovery Place

Photo of Discovery Place Science building

Since its founding over 75 years ago as the first science and nature education center in the Southeast, Discovery Place’s importance to the STEM field and the community continues to grow!

Did you know? Discovery Place is a network of four museums that bring science, nature, and design together to create transformative experiences for all ages.

At Discovery Place Science, learn about anatomy, botany, and computer science with interactive workshops in our state-of-the-art labs. Pull up a lab stool and peer into a microscope to take a closer look at hundreds of unique artifacts in our permanent collections.

Lovers of the natural world can get closer to nature with a walk through Charlotte’s only indoor rainforest. While inside you just might be greeted with a friendly “Hello” from BJ, Discovery Place’s resident blue and gold macaw.

Photo of a person at the Discovery Place rainforest

Come face-to-face with our animal ambassadors including snakes, lizards, and tortoises, and see what life is like underwater inside our aquarium where sharks, seahorses, and jellyfish live.

Aquarium at Discovery Place Science

Up for a creative activity? Tinker, innovate, and test through daily hands-on programs, science experiments, and design challenges led by our knowledgeable scientists and experienced specialists.

Don’t forget the Museum’s newest traveling exhibition! For a limited time, channel your inner superpowers with a visit to Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes at Discovery Place Science.

And be sure to catch a Hollywood blockbuster, nature documentary, or planetarium show at the Museum on the Carolinas’ largest screen inside the Accenture IMAX Dome Theatre.

But wait, science isn’t just for kids! Discovery Place Science hosts adults-only experiences that challenge and entertain audiences. From conversations about science topics to educational exhibits to Science on the Rocks events, the Museum has a range of programming to satisfy every curious mind.

With extraordinary exhibits and world-class educational experiences, Discovery Place Science inspires all ages to build a lifelong love of learning. Come science with us!

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