Discovery Place Museums in Mecklenburg County Closing for 3 Weeks


In support of the recent reports and recommendations from the Mecklenburg County Health Department, several Discovery Place museums will be closing for the next three weeks.

Discovery Place Science, Discovery Place Nature and Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville, all located in Mecklenburg County, will be closed from January 14 through February 2.

“We believe we created the safest possible environment for families to visit our Museums during the past few months,” said President and CEO Catherine Wilson Horne. “However, Discovery Place is committed to the larger effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, and while the directive issued yesterday does not require us to close, we are doing so in hopes of being a part of the solution. Our top priority is, and always will be, the health and safety of our visitors, our staff and our community.”

Anyone with reservations to visit one of the affected Museums between now and February 2 will be fully refunded for their ticket purchases.

Artificial Intelligence: Your Mind & The Machine, the traveling exhibition scheduled to open this weekend at Discovery Place Science, will be at the Museum through August. We look forward to sharing it with visitors when we reopen next month. In the meantime, guests can continue to interact with Discovery Place by visiting our Stay-at-Home Science page found here and taking part in educational activities and experiments from home.