The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


July 24, 2012

Political Animals to Invade Uptown Charlotte’s EpiCentre

“Scavenger Hunt” to capture Discovery Place tickets begins July 30

CHARLOTTE, NC – The campaign trail gets a little wilder this

summer when Discovery Place and the EpiCentre bring a nonpartisan

contest to Uptown Charlotte, offering a chance at victory for anyone

willing to get in the race.

Beginning July 30, a total of 24 specially-marked donkey

and elephant toy animals will be hidden throughout the EpiCentre and its

resident businesses.  Each ‘political animal’ will be redeemable for two

tickets to Discovery Place, including entry to the National Geographic

Crittercam: The World Through Animal Eyes exhibition, plus two tickets

to Discovery Place’s Charlotte Observer IMAX ® Dome Theatre to see polar

bears frolic in To The Arctic or the dinosaurs roar in Sea Rex...

(Note:  The IMAX tickets are not valid for The Dark Knight Rises.)

The scavenger hunt, open to the public, offers a game-changing

opportunity to get involved in the culture and excitement of Discovery

Place, one of the state’s most visited and beloved educational

destinations, while exploring the heart of the Democratic National

Convention’s host city.

“Animals have a rare view of the world, whether they are

penguins, sharks, sea lions, elephants, donkeys or any other creature.

The Crittercam exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see the

world the way animals do ” said John Mackay, president and CEO of

Discovery Place, Inc. “This scavenger hunt is an entertaining way for us

to let the public see the way we can combine fun, education and science

during the advent of the DNC in Charlotte.”

Showcasing the ongoing research of National Geographic’s

Crittercam, a scientific video- and data-gathering tool safely worn by

wild animals, the Crittercam exhibition at Discovery Place invites

visitors to see the world through animal eyes. Encompassing more than 20

years of scientific invention and research collaborations, /Crittercam/

has uncovered stunning insights into animal life. The exhibition will be

at Discovery Place through September 16.    

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