Discovery Place

Local News
5:00 am
Thu July 18, 2013

While Arts Groups Struggle, Discovery Place Thrives

Ticket sales, parking and gift shop revenues raise enough money to cover 70 percent of the expenses for Discovery Place Inc.
Briana Duggan

Declining grant money and budget shortfalls plague many of Charlotte's large arts groups. But one big cultural institution is in a different boat from the rest.

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Local News
9:30 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Gross Things For Science Sake

Checking out the vomit slurping fly. Paul Giametta on right.
Lisa Miller

Gross things have a way of enthralling kids.  A new exhibit at Discovery Place called Animal Grossology tries to leverage that reaction to teach them something about science.  You can learn about vomit munchers, blood slurpers, poop, and smelly stuff. 

Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Arts Task Force And Animal 'Grossology'

Blood suckers, slime makers and vomit munchers. Discovery Place has a summertime exhibit sure to grab your kids . . . and probably make you gag. We go inside "Grossology" on the next Charlotte Talks. But first, we sit down with some people on a mission to make sure the city's museums and cultural institutions – like Discovery Place – have stable financial future. Government grants and workplace giving have declined so dramatically in recent years that Charlotte's arts leaders are sounding the alarm. They've formed a task force to come up with solutions. We talk to the co-chairs of that task force, when Charlotte Talks.

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Arts & Life
5:06 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

PNC Bank Donates $530K To Early Arts & Science Education

Charlotte’s arts education just got a boost.

PNC Bank has donated more than half a million dollars to fund early arts and science education in the Bethlehem Center’s Head Start programs.

Executive Director of the Bethlehem Center, William McDonald, says that this funding will enrich the program, which serves children whose families meet federal poverty guidelines.

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