Discovery Place museums provide teachers with hands-on learning
by Staff Writer
Day-long educator open houses will be hosted at each location on specific Saturdays in September with complimentary admission for all educators plus one guest. Attendees will be eligible to win free field trips, ScienceReach classes or museum classes for their students.
Each educator open house will feature special stations showcasing the curriculum, classes and labs offered, as well as a chance to meet some of the staff members who facilitate the museum’s educational programming and field trips. Educators can explore the museums through the eyes of their students by playing in the hands-on lab spaces, observing a poison dart frog and salamander feeding, checking out animal rescue and rehabilitation in “Born to Be Wild” in Discovery Place’s IMAX Dome Theatre and more.
Educator Open Houses will be held on the following Saturdays in September:
• Sept. 10: Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte.
• Sept. 17: Charlotte Nature Museum, 1685 Sterling Road, Charlotte.
• Sept. 24: Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville.
All Educator Open Houses will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Educators participating in any of the open houses must show their school identification in order to get free admission for themselves and one guest. Parking will also be free for educators on the day of each event.
Reservations are not required, but educators should visit the educator check-in desk upon arrival to register and receive information, vouchers for a free IMAX film (at Discovery Place only) and parking validation.
For more information, call 704-372-6261 or email email@example.com.