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Discovery Place - 101 Inventions

FINAL DAYSClosing April 21

Information For Educators

Explore turning points in history with your students.

Certain turning points in humankind’s history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention.

These inventions act as historical punctuation points in our story that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their consequent effect humankind.

Plan approximately 90 minutes to experience the exhibition.

For School Group Inquiries or to Make Reservations

704.372.6261 x300

Fill out our Reservation Request Form and email to groupsales@discoveryplace.org

Entry to the Exhibition

Groups must be at the exhibition entrance at the time noted on their tickets. Re-entry into the exhibition is not allowed.

School Group Prices

Students $12
Chaperones $12

* 1 chaperone for every 10 students required. All chaperones must pay $12 admission.

* Valid for grades K-12 only

Tickets to 101 Inventions That Changed The World are timed-entry tickets so guests must select a date and time of their visit when making a reservation.

Payment and Confirmation

Payment in full is requirement three weeks prior to arrival date. VISA, American Express, Discover and MasterCard are accepted. A check with your reservation number written in the memo section is also accepted.

Cancellation notice of 3 weeks is required for a full refund. Cancellations with less than 3 weeks notice are non-refundable but a credit will be placed on your account that must be used within a 12-month period. Changes to the reservation must be made 3 days prior to arrival to receive a refund.

Field Trips FAQS

Where do we park?

Cars and vans with clearance less than 7’ 8” can park in the Discovery Place Parking Deck for an additional charge. Parking for larger vehicles is available at an off-site lot with shuttle service for bus/van drivers.

Can we bring a bag lunch?

Yes, bag lunches are permitted at Discovery Place. You will need to schedule a lunch time when making your reservation.

Is there lunch available for purchase at Discovery Place?

Yes, box lunches are available for purchase. Please call 704.372.6261 x300 for options.

When is payment due for our group outing?

Payment in full is due 3 weeks prior to your scheduled arrival date.

What if I need to cancel my trip?

Cancellation notice of 3 weeks is required for a full refund. Cancellations with less than 3 weeks notice are non-refundable but a credit will be placed on your account that must be used within a 12-month period. Changes to the reservation must be made 3 days prior to arrival to receive a refund.

What is the minimum number of tickets required for a group purchase?

The group rate is offered to groups with a minimum of 15 students.

Do you offer wheelchair rentals?

Wheelchairs are available complimentary and can be reserved on a first come, first serve basis at the time of check-in.

Do you offer stroller rentals?

We do not currently offer stroller rentals but you may bring your own stroller to the Museum.

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