Discovery Place ranks among top attractions
Hands-on science centers as educational resources are critical to our future and encourage children to discover science, technology, engineering and math, said John Mackay, president and CEO, Discovery Place, Inc. The breadth and depth of what Discovery Place does encompasses exhibits, shows, programming, lab activities, outreach initiatives, professional development, and more. These exciting and immersive experiences keep educators, professionals and guests of all ages engaged with relevant and current science.
The Top 30 North Carolina museums and historic attractions survey is conducted each year by Carolina Publishing Associates, the Matthews-based publisher of the annual Carolina Heritage Guide, Carolina Field Trips Magazine and the African American Heritage and Visitors Guide. A 2012 highlight for Discovery Place, Inc. was the successful exhibition Mummies of the World: The Exhibition which welcomed 141,160 total visitors between November 11, 2011April 8, 2012 including 6,708 guests in its final weekend. Discovery Place, Inc. owns and operates four museums including Discovery Place KIDSRockingham which opened February 23, 2013.
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