The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


September 26, 2012

What's Happening in October: Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum & Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville


Wednesday, September 26, 2012 — Explore More Collections Lab –Nature wears some of the most vibrant hues on the planet. Immerse yourself in a world of color with an all-new display of Museum collections and discover the many ways color is found in nature. Many international cultures have even used natural inks and dyes to create colorful art based on environmental observations. Test your ability to decipher nature’s colors at a special mystery station by studying the patterns of natural objects as they appear in black and white photographs.

Special Activity: During the month of October stop in to discover the bizarre and things that go bump in the night. Get a special peek at some of the creepiest, crawliest critters including snakes, millipedes, roaches, beetles and tarantulas. Daily throughout October; 2:00 p.m.

KidScience – KidScience is Discovery Place's early childhood exhibition where young children, ages 0-7, and their caregivers learn about science and math as they experiment, create and play together. October’s theme is Alphabet Science: Learn the letter of the week and explore science wonders from A to Z. Monday–Friday; 11:30 a.m.–noon.


Discovery 3D Theatre – Hold on to your seat and your senses and get ready to experience Discovery 3D Theatre, the Museum’s digital movie experience.  With the help of 3D glasses, movies leap from the screen.  Featured films are 15 – 20 minutes in length, show throughout the day and are free with Museum admission.  Discovery 3D Theatre is currently showing:

Dolphins 3D Tribes of the Ocean

This awe-inspiring underwater documentary by Jean-Michel Costeau takes visitors to the coral reefs of the Bahamas for a close encounter with the surviving dolphin tribes of the ocean.

Through November 30, 2012

The Little Prince

Relive the magic of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s endearing story in a fully immersive, spectacular journey as the Little Prince leaps from one fanciful universe to another in search of his beloved Rose, accompanied by his hilarious friend the Fox,. Fly alongside these fearless heroes as they scale instruments on the music planet, wake the friendly stone giant and dodge the metal claws of a ferocious dragon! Through June 1, 2013

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