Discovery Place Renovation

Master plan, programming, and architectural renovation for science museum in North Carolina

The new Discovery Place program and master plan was designed to re-establish Discovery Place’s international reputation for innovation in programs and exhibits. Working with the museum's core team and feasibility consultants as well as City of Charlotte officials and Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, C7A developed a design to update and invigorate the planning model and 'brand' for the museum that enhances experimentation and learning within the museum. The urban site was transformed to accommodate hands-on labs and permanent galleries as well as visitor amenities and future expansion space. A major re-crafting of the exterior and the main entry greets visitors to Charlotte's vibrant and growing urban center.

Discovery Place renovation opens to huge crowds

News 14 Carolina

Charlotte’s News 14 visits the Discovery Place science museum, which unveiled the results of their large-scale renovation designed by architects Cambridge Seven Associates and Little. The grand opening was met by a line that went around the building, hitting the museum’s …

Discover the new Discovery Place


WCNC takes a look at the recently-completed renovation and new exhibits for Discovery Place in Charlotte, the first re-do since the museum opened in 1981. Architects Cambridge Seven Associates and Little Diversified Architectural Consulting completed the $31.6M renovation project, which also …

Discovery Place seeing a lot of new faces

Katie Oliver of the Charlotte Observer speaks with Janet Marek, Chief Financial Officer of Discovery Place, about the museum’s record attendance, due in large part to the recently-completed renovations and new exhibits, that included the C7A-designed “World Alive” aquarium and …