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Discovery Place to close to public for much of DNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Discovery Place will be closed to the public for much of the first week of September as the uptown science museum hosts private events during the Democratic National Convention.

The museum will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Labor Day, and offer half-price admission, officials said Wednesday in a news release. But the facility will be closed on Sept. 2, and again Sept. 4-6.

Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville and Charlotte Nature Museum will remain open throughout the week of the DNC, according to museum officials. The facilities also will be open for extended hours on Labor Day, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The main Discovery Place site will reopen on Sept. 7, which is also the start of the museum’s new fall hours. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays during the fall season, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Check discoveryplace.org for any updates or changes to the DNC schedule.

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