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 —

The Charlotte Observer IMAX® Dome Theatre – The Charlotte Observer IMAX® Dome Theatre is the largest screen in the Carolinas, spanning five stories high and 80 feet wide.  The unique curvature of the IMAX Dome surrounds movie viewers with 15,000 watts of sound and light, creating the effect of being in the film! Note: There is an additional charge for IMAX films.

Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World –Through November 25, 2012

Journey to a prehistoric world and experience a wondrous adventure from the dinosaur age in IMAX®. Join Julie, an imaginative young woman, in a voyage through time and space. Explore an amazing underwater universe inhabited by larger-than-life creatures which were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. See science come alive beneath the oceans and get ready for a face-to-face encounter with the T-Rex of the seas.

To The Arctic – Through April 18, 2013

An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure To The Arctic tells the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.

Here’s What’s Happening

at Discovery Place KIDS

October 2012 Events & Activities

All Museum events and activities are free with admission.

For more information call 704.372.6261x300 or visit  

October Theme: October is all about wild, wacky and weird activities! Join us for wild games, wacky experiments and weird concoctions.

Daily activities listed below take place from 11:15-11:45 a.m. and 2:15-2:45 p.m.

October 2 – Monster Balloons: Create balloon animals in the shape of your favorite Halloween monster.

October 3 – Slime: What ingredients do we need to make our own slime? Get hands-on with our favorite gooey recipe.

October 4 – Monster Puppets:  Transform your favorite Halloween goblin or ghoul into a puppet.

October 9 – Mad Scientist Potion: Put on your safety goggles and your scientist brain and join us as we mix different ingredients together to make a magic potion.

October 10 – Edible Slime: Slime isn’t only fun to play with! Join us as we add our favorite flavors to slime for a tasty snack.

October 11 – “Go Away Big Green Monster”: Stop by for one of your favorite stories and then make your own monsters in I Can CREATE.

October 16 – Monster Candy: Prepare your fangs to bite into a tasty treat as we make a monster’s favorite sweet.

October 17 – Dry Ice Experiments: It’ll make you shiver! Check out some of our favorite eye-catching dry ice experiments.

October 18 – Melted Aliens: With a little slime and googly eyes, we can make special aliens to take home. Join us for this fun science and art activity.

October 23 – Happy Birthday Discovery Place KIDS!: Discovery Place KIDS is two-years old today. You won’t want to miss this games and activities at this birthday celebration!

October 24 – Spooky Spiders: Let’s get creepy and crawly with our eight-legged friends. Be part of our web while we learn all about spiders through art and science.

October 25 – Eyeball Candy: Did you know eyeballs could taste so sweet? Help us make tasty eyeballs with pretzels and chocolate.

October 30 – National Candy Corn Day: Celebrate the day before Halloween with our favorite Halloween candy and stay for candy corn art and games.

October 31 – Trick or Treat: Happy Halloween! Wear your Halloween costume and enjoy a special treat. Plus, join us for a costume contest as we vote on our favorite Discovery Place KIDS staff member costume.

Fun Fridays

Join us each Friday for fun, themed activities throughout the Museum that last all day. Fun Fridays at Discovery Place KIDS during September  include:

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