Duke Energy Free Tuesdays

Duke Energy Free Tuesdays

FREE TUESDAYS - powered by Duke Energy

4 – 8 PM

Thanks to the support of Duke Energy, museum admission is free for everyone on the second Tuesday of each month!

There is no need to reserve museum admission tickets on Free Tuesdays. Arrive between 4 and 8 pm for free entry.


Power Up Learning by Duke Energy is a series of interactive learning experiences for the whole family, led by Schiele educators. These special programs will be presented quarterly during Free Tuesdays. To ensure seats, you can reserve tickets in advance. Program tickets can be reserved one week prior to each program date and can only be reserved online.

Power Up Learning by Duke Energy has replaced free planetarium shows in 2024 and 2025.

Free Tuesdays 2024 Schedule

January 9

April 9

July 9

October 8

February 13

May 14

August 13

November 12

March 12*

June 11*

September 10*

December 10*

*Power Up Learning programs presented at 4:30 & 5:30 in the auditorium.

2024 Power Up Learning programs*:

March 12 – Animal Adaptations

June 11 – Weather

September 10 – Getting the Dirt on Soil

December 10 – Life of a Catawba Indian

*Topics are subject to change.

We are deeply grateful for the support of Duke Energy.

Duke Energy began sponsoring Free Tuesdays in 2012 and has helped The Schiele provide exceptional educational and cultural resources to thousands of visitors and their families for many years. Duke Energy’s generous sponsorship of Free Tuesdays allows anyone the community to enjoy the museum for free on a monthly basis.