Discovery Place Nature, Charlotte

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Discovery Place Nature, formerly Charlotte Nature Museum, is located at 1658 Sterling Road in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Museum features interactive nature exhibits and live animal displays, including a butterfly pavilion, live species, insects, and a variety of native North Carolina animals. The Museum offers many education programs for schools, parents and the public, and features a summer camp program. Daily programming including puppet shows and hands-on activities provide the opportunity for structured learning and informal play.

The museum is located adjacent to the 98-acre Freedom Park and the Little Sugar Creek Greenway.

Discovery Place Nature is part of the Discovery Place brand, an organization of museums in North Carolina that also includes Discovery Place Science, a hands-on science museum in uptown Charlotte, and Discovery Place Kids in Huntersville, NC and Rockingham, NC.
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  • It looks small but we spent and hour and a half here! They have many cool live animals and a cute little play place for little ones. The trail outside was a nice surprise. The butterfly garden was.....  more
    It looks small but we spent and hour and a half here! They have many cool live animals and a cute little play place for little ones. The trail outside was a nice surprise. The butterfly garden was.....  more »
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  • My daughter loves nature so she picked this place to visit. Very educational. Loved the the bee exhibit. Locals very knowledgeable and friendly. Local honey we tried was wonderful. Small place but interesting to see. Volunteers were wonderful and inviting. They shared great knowledge about the place.
  • Good place to bring kids. Lots of interactive play areas. Exhibits with small animals and insects to look at. They have a short walking trail outside and is right next to a park/walking path.

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