“World Alive” Exhibit

As part of Discovery Place's large-scale renovation, Cambridge Seven designed the new "World Alive" exhibit to educate visitors about the biodiversity of our planet. At the entrance, an interactive 6' diameter globe with lighting and audio effects highlights important eco-regions, while the photographic mural on the surrounding walls contains hundreds of photos showing the beautiful and wondrous range of living things. In the Explore More Collections Gallery, visitors learn about the importance of natural history collections, while in the Explore More Life Gallery, visitors experience a high-tech marine science lab outfitted with an array of interconnected equipment that provides educators with the tools to conduct exciting classroom science activities. World Alive also includes exhibits focused on the North Carolina Coast, and an updated living rainforest theatre.The exhibit culminates with the Aquarium gallery, which features jellyfish, living coral reef, and adaptation tanks.

Discover the new Discovery Place


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Discovery Place has just received the finishing touches on a more than $31 million renovation, its first full re-do since opening in 1981. It took 18 months to get to this point, and we got to see …

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Discovery Place reopens to huge crowds

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CHARLOTTE — The new Discovery Place in uptown reopened to crowds wrapped around the building. By the first hour, the museum was already at its 2,500 person capacity. On Sunday, nine new exhibits were officially unveiled. For the past 18 …

New exhibit engages children at Discovery Place Museum


CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – It’s been 18 months in the making. This weekend, a new $31.6M exhibit is set to debut this weekend at the Discovery Place Museum in Uptown Charlotte. What better name for the museum’s newest exhibit: “A …

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