Friday June 11, 2010 | Discovery Place Museum

June 10, 2010 at 9:14 am | Posted in Coming Up | 4 Comments

Discovery Place has been a Charlotte mainstay for almost 30 years and museum officials are nearing completion of an 18 month, $31.6 million renovation. The changes promise to be exciting and, as always, educational. We are joined by the museum’s President John Mackay and two of the museum’s exhibit officials to talk about the renovation, the museum’s history and how the exhibits are designed to teach our children about the world they live in. Join us to discover a new Discovery Place.
John Mackay
– President and CEO, Discovery Place, Inc.
Robert Corbin – Vice President of Learning, Discovery Place Musuem
Joanie Philipp – Director, Major Projects, Discovery Place Museum

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  1. Could you briefly discuss the Discovery Place “Annex” that is to open soon in Huntersville, and how it fits in?

  2. Discovery Place KIDS is a brand new museum that will open in Huntersville in Fall 2010 as a part of the Discovery Place Museum that so many people have grown to know and love over the years. Discovery Place KIDS wanted to offer families in the suburbs and outlying communities who cannot always travel in to Charlotte a way to experience the Museum, and this is the first step in doing that.

    Discovery Place KIDS will offer unique learning opportunities for children from birth through second grade and feature all kinds of unique and rich play experiences. You can find out more about the exhibits here and more about the Museum itself here

  3. Joel here: Had a great time showing you around Think It Up. I feel that I should set the record straight in regards to the 7th street station art piece. I’m not really sure where Robert got the idea that my wife and I figured it out. In fact, I was shown the brass plaque that outlined the riddle by John Austin, a longtime employee of Discovery Place. We were able to decipher it, but were unable to press the sequence due to broken panels. Sadly, it looks like more of those panels are broken and the plaque (which was near the seafood restaurant) has been removed. It is my understanding that when the panels were pressed correctly, the entire piece would light up and emit sounds.

  4. Hi Joel. the video was cool

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