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In an educational complex incorporating an exhibition hall, a planetarium and an OMNIMAX theater. Exhibits are designed to involve visitors and enhance their perceptions of science and ecology. A three-story rain forest has extensive rock formations, waterfalls and exotic birds. Other exhibits comprise human physiology, a space station and mission control center, chemistry hearth, Aquarium Ocean Touch Pool, and a planetarium which features one of the country's largest domes. Hours vary by exhibit and season; call for schedule.

Location: 301 N Tryon St, Charlotte North Carolina 28202 Telephone 704-372-6261 Toll Free: 800-935-0553

Other Science nearby:
(Charlotte) Discovery Place
(Huntersville) Duke Power's Energy Explorium
(Troy) Uwharrie National Forest

10/28 Coming to The Charlotte area
Virginia Highlands Festival Abingdon VA August2-11 Showcasing Appalachian arts and crafts.
John Blue Cotton Festival Laurinburg NC October12-13 Performances on an outdoor stage,vendor area with beautifully displayed crafts, clothing, and artwork, and wonderful food prepared by all of the food vendors.