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


The twelve donkeys and twelve elephants will be secured in

hidden and visible locations throughout the EpiCentre and each will be

tagged with information about how to redeem the animal for Discovery

Place and IMAX tickets. To level the playing field, Discovery Place will

be offering daily social media clues on Facebook

( <>)

and Twitter (@discoveryplace <>).

The contest will continue until all 24 animals have been captured. For

more information call 704.372.6261 x300 or email


“As a longstanding partner in Charlotte’s arts and culture

scene, we are excited to be in the “epicenter” of national events that

will surround the region in the coming months,” said Mackay.  “And, if

you’re wondering what the odds of finding tickets are…well, I would

speculate that it will all come down to turnout.”

*About Discovery Place*

One of the top hands-on science museums in the nation, Discovery Place

provides ever-changing, entertaining facilities that engage people in

the active exploration of science and nature.  The Museum brings

relevant, contemporary science to life through groundbreaking

exhibitions, interactive educational programming and hands-on

activities. Nearly a half-million people from all over the United States

engage with Discovery Place and its IMAX Dome Theatre each year.

Discovery Place is located in uptown Charlotte at 301 N. Tryon Street.

Convenient parking is available in the Museum’s parking deck – the Carol

Grotnes Belk Complex – at the corner of Sixth and Church Streets.  For

more information about Discovery Place, call 704-372-6261, visit <>or connect with

Discovery Place on Facebook <>,

Twitter <>and YouTube


Discovery Place Inc. owns and operates Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature

Museum and Discovery Place KIDS and is supported, in part, with funding

from the Arts & Science Council.

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