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Family Discovery Memberships

Free admission for Family Discovery! If your campus is enrolled in our family discovery membership program, every student and their immediate family get free admission to DHDC/WBNC through august 2022. *No membership card is requeired.* Use your membership in four easy steps Give your child’s name and school name at the front desk. DHDC staff… Read more about Family Discovery Memberships

Under The Arctic: Digging into Permafrost

Discover what lies beneath. May 27 – September 18 Have you ever seen a mammoth tooth up close? What does the Ice Age smell like? Step into the shoes of climate science researchers, piece together clues, and solve engineering challenges posed by thawing permafrost in Under the Arctic: Digging into Permafrost. This interactive exhibit weaves… Read more about Under The Arctic: Digging into Permafrost

April Newsletter 2022!

Hello All! March is coming to an end, and April is springing up before our eyes! If you haven’t already checked it out, we opened registration for Summer Camp last week, and spots are filling up faster than ever before! Kids will have the chance to enjoy daily hands-on science activities, explore Wildcat Bluff, and… Read more about April Newsletter 2022!

Don Harrington Discovery Center adds new Women in STEM Exhibit

The Discovery Center teamed up with IF/THEN, an organization that empowers current STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) innovators to inspire the next generation of pioneers, to diffuse gender disparities that exist in the engineering field through DHDC’s newest She Engineers exhibit. She Engineers will be on display until December 31st of this year and… Read more about Don Harrington Discovery Center adds new Women in STEM Exhibit

DHDC Program Updates and FREE three-month Membership Add-on!

Dear Discovery Center Community, As a collective, we feel the weight of the new rise in Covid cases. With schools making necessary adjustments, hospitals working to staff and care for our loved ones, and businesses experiencing reduced staff and supply shortages, we acknowledge the need to take action. The Discovery Center will continue to serve… Read more about DHDC Program Updates and FREE three-month Membership Add-on!

Discover Through Time Biomes Exhibit

Together, we will construct Discover Through Time, a permanent exhibit that will invite visitors on a historic journey through the region’s ecological biomes. Full-sensory environments will simulate the biome’s climate, humidity, and geological features. Inland Sea  Ancient Pleistocene Grassland Woodlands Spruce Forest Modern Grassland.  This new space is more than a static exhibit. It features:… Read more about Discover Through Time Biomes Exhibit

DHDC’s New 2022 Exhibit Will be FULL-SENSORY!

What does Full Sensory mean? Picking things up and feeling their texture is what people often associate with sensory experiences, but it’s about much more than touch! Sensory learning includes any activity that stimulates a person’s senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing, as well as anything which engages movement and balance. While we… Read more about DHDC’s New 2022 Exhibit Will be FULL-SENSORY!

Museums for All

The program supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits visiting The Discovery Center by offering admission at $2 per person, up to four people, with the presentation of their valid EBT card. Museums for All is part of the Discovery Center’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all audiences.