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Discovery Place Nature (Charlotte Nature Museum)
Discovery Place Nature (Charlotte Nature Museum)

Discovery Place Nature (Charlotte Nature Museum) Tours and Activities

Set adjacent to Dilworth’s 98-acre Freedom Park, this interactive museum is owned and operated by Discovery Place. Focusing on the plants, animals and insects of the surrounding area, the museum features a butterfly pavilion and a nature walk through a 100-year-old forest grove.

Indoors in the museum’s Great Hall and Insect Alley, kids can learn about butterflies, greet a resident groundhog named Queen Charlotte, meet animatronic “Grandpa Tree,” or be treated to a short play or puppet show; daily programming varies.

Outdoors, the interactive Fort Wild exhibit encourages kids to dig in the dirt, work together to solve problems, and learn about growing a vegetable garden. The Paw Paw Nature Trail, winding through the surrounding woods on a series of boardwalks, shows off seasonal wildflowers, box turtles and barred owls. There is no café on-site, but the Trail’s End Store makes a great stop for kid-friendly souvenirs.

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1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte, North Carolina , 28209

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What are Discovery Place Nature (Charlotte Nature Museum) hours of operation?
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Discovery Place Nature (Charlotte Nature Museum) hours of operation: Tues-Fri: 9am - 5pm; Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm, Mon: Closed. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.