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.