alien worlds and androids Discovery Place Charlotte

Photo Credit – Discovery Place

Wait a minute…Why is Discovery Place in Charlotte, a well-known local science museum hosting a special Sci-Fi exhibit?

Good question. The newest exhibit at Discovery Place is all about sharing data and information gathered by NASA and other scientific groups about whether life on other planets or moons is really possible. And it’s followed up with plenty of eye candy for the robotically intrigued kiddo!


discovery place new aliens androids exhibit

Photo Credit – Carissa Rogers

  • Do you know the difference between Androids and Robots?
  • Do you know what the Turin Test is?
  • Do you understand Artificial Intelligence?

And best of all, would you like a close encounter with several movie set reproductions of illustrious aliens, androids and robots, including the Extraterrestrial from ‘Alien’, C-3PO, and my kid’s favorite: Iron Man?

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photo credit – Carissa Rogers

The new exhibit is included in your cost of admission until mid-September, 2014, and, YES, it’s air conditioned when you need a break from the hot southern summer.

Go explore the #AlienandAndroids exhibit at Discovery Place. And don’t forget the IMAX Hubble movie in keeping with the theme, (IMAX costs extra).

Advance Tip: The next Discovery Place exhibit will be a Dinosaurs in Motion event where YOU get to move the Dinosaur Bone replicas around—ROAR!

If you are traveling to Charlotte with kids, the museum is located in uptown and easy to find. Parking is readily available. Admission is $15 for adults (14-59); $12 for children (2-13) or seniors (60+); and free for Discovery Place Members and children younger than 2. IMAX tickets may be added for an additional $5 per person. Note: summer camps are already filled through July, so hurry if you want an August spot for your junior scientists!

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photo credit – Discovery Place


Disclosure: I attended a preview event hosted by Discovery Place at no cost to me. My husband happily joined me as my ‘media assistant’.