The Mint Museum+1 704-337-2000, . Tu 10AM-9PM, W-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 1PM-5PM. Closed Mondays and major holidays. The Mint Museum offers two locations; the Mint Museum Randolph located at 2730 Randolph Rd offers Decorative Arts, Art of the Ancient Americas, Colonial, Historic Costume Collection, North Carolina Ceramics, and coin collection; the Mint Museum Uptown offers Contemporary Art, American Art, European Painting, and the Mint Museum of Craft + Design. in addition to the permanent collections each location hosts special traveling exhibitions. Admission: Adults $10, Seniors and Students $8, Children 5-17 $5, and children under 5 are free.
Discovery Place, on N Tryon between 6th and 7th, +1 704-372-6261, . 10 AM-6PM or 9AM-5PM, except on Sunday when it opens at 12:30PM. One of the nation's most acclaimed children's museums. Focuses primarily on the sciences, though special exhibits (such as the recent exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls) may have a more general focus. Step into the rainforest, see and feel the fish, watch a hydrogen balloon explode and a frozen banana hammer. $7.50 for Discovery Halls, $7.50 for OMNIMAX, $13 for both. $12/$10 for Museum, $10/$9 for IMAX, $17/$15 for both.