Join the Discovery Place team for STEMlympics, sponsored by Bosch, with hands-on activities and exciting demonstrations throughout the Museum. Meet and mingle with many STEM-based organizations from the Charlotte area as you try a variety of engineering challenges. Get hands-on with coding, circuits and renewable energy, find out how the Internet of Things is impacting everyday life, learn about nuclear energy and much more!
Put your cyborg eye to the test as you judge entries in our Ugly Robot Competition. Watch live demonstrations of 3D printing and learn how to make 3D designs come to life.
Date: Saturday, April 16
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Activities included with Museum admission
For more information: http://www.discoveryplace.org/events/event/368/STEMlympics
Blue Ridge Outdoor Adventure Weekend
Join Discovery Place for a weekend of outdoor exploration and relaxation in style. At an elevation of 3,300 feet, Wildacres is a beautiful conference center and retreat with the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Renowned naturalists and outdoor professionals will lead classes and workshops, hikes and explorations, demonstrating the skills, knowledge and experience you need to make the most of your time in the mountains.
WILDACRES WEEKEND GETAWAY INCLUDES:
-Workshops on basic wilderness survival, field sketching, nighttime pollinators, native animal species and edible wild plants
-Up-close and personal encounters with owls from Grandfather Mountain
-A tour of the Armstrong Creek Fish Hatchery
-Night hikes, star gazing and sunrise bird walks
-Campfire storytelling and s’mores
-Special programs for just for kids on spiders, insects and other creepy crawlies
-Guest speakers, yoga, trail hikes and more!
SPECIAL EVENT SATURDAY NIGHT
Barbecue, Bluegrass and Brews
Enjoy all the fixin’s along with craft beer from local breweries, coupled with the sounds of a live bluegrass band echoing through the hills.
$250 per adult (age 13 and older) ***NEW REDUCED RATE***
$149 per child (ages 2-13)
Children under age 2 – FREE
For more information: http://www.discoveryplace.org/events/event/106/Blue-Ridge-Outdoor-Adventure-Weekend