New Town Market Opening

Discovery Place Kids | Huntersville

Thanks to a generous gift from Publix Super Market Charities, Discovery Place’s exhibits team has been hard at work to create an entirely new Town Market experience at Discovery Place Kids–Huntersville.

A popular area of the I CAN Be Healthy exhibition, the newly renovated Town Market has created all-new added experiences and programs that allow children and caregivers to know more about where food comes from and how it nourishes our bodies. Guests will be able to explore:

  • An expanded behind-the-scenes experience complete with a store manager’s desk and walk-in cooler.
  • State-of-the-art cash registers featuring digital touch screens for both the cashier and the customer.
  • Healthy play food selections, interactive spin browsers and live demonstration spaces.
  • New grocer vests, aprons and chefs hats for imaginative play
  • and much more!

Each area of the market couples the traditional grocery shopping experience with a science thread that explores the source of the foods we eat. For instance, guests can embark on a virtual journey from farm-to-table with new time-lapse videos and take a closer look at seeds and sprouts under a microscope.

As part of the grand opening celebration on Saturday, October 22, say cheese and pose as your favorite produce in a fruity photo opportunity outside the Town Market. Tag us in your #HealthySelfie on social media at @DPKHuntersville.

Members of Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville can join us from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. for an exclusive Members reveal! Refreshments will be provided by Publix as you take a sneak peek at the new experience before the public opening at 9:00 a.m. 

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Learning and family fun go hand in hand at Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville, one of the top children's museums in North Carolina. Kids CAN boost their imagination, try out new ideas, build confidence while exploring science, art, early literacy and much more.