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Discovery Place Kids – Huntersville, NC

What child or adult doesn’t love a children’s museum? During our recent stay in the Huntersville area, we couldn’t resist a stop at the Discovery Place Kids.Discovery Place Kids
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Discovery Place Kids

For a long time, I’ve had the Discovery Kids Science on my list of places to take the kids. Since we weren’t able to get to that location, and the kids absolutely love any time of children’s museum, we found ourselves at the Discovery Place Kids one rainy afternoon.

The Discovery Place Kids is located in downtown Huntersville, and has one of the easiest parking situations we’ve ran into. They have their own free parking garage right beside the museum, and also a parking area that isn’t part of the garage. This definitely comes in handy when driving a high-top bus.

While the building looks huge on the outside, once inside, I noticed that the square footage isn’t a big as some of the other children’s museums we visited it. Obviously, the kids don’t mind at all. Just looking around the room you could see tons of kids having a blast in the different exhibits.

Discovery Place Kids Exhibits

The Discovery Place Kids in Huntersville is built on the theme of “I can!”, and offers a variety of learning through play opportunities. When you first walk through the door, you’ll come to the area that’s designed with younger kids in mind. It’s complete with a fenced in area, padding, a water exhibit and more.

In the middle of the building, there is a stage with a variety of shoes that go on throughout the day. These are perfect for the little kids. The boys were a little too old to enjoy these shows. I felt they were more geared for ages 5 and under, but they were cute nonetheless.

As you go through the children’s museum, you’ll find an Animal Hospital

fire truck
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hands-on water exhibits

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AirportDiscovery Place Kids
Farm area with a tractor to sit on and a cow to milkDiscovery Kids Place
Under the sea areaDiscovery Kids Place
CafeDiscover place kids
Racecar Pit
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and tons of other exhibits.

There’s also an area that’s called I Can Create. In this area, the kids can do guided crafts or just explore. There’s a door in that area that leads outside to a garden and sandbox.Discovery Place Kids

Everything is really easy to access. They have changing tables and stroller parking and even a nursing lounge.  When it came to admission, I thought it was pretty reasonable compared to some of the other children’s museums we’ve visited.  It was $10 a person for all ages.

Things to know

There is no restaurant inside the museum, but there are vending machines.
The cost for admission is $10 for all ages. There is a military discount of $2 with an ID.
They have stroller parking, changing tables and a mother’s lounge.

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