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Walk among free-flying butterflies in Butterfly Pavilion, observe live animals in Creature Cavern, buzz by Insect Alley, hang out in Our Big Backyard or explore the Paw Paw Nature Trail in the 100-year-old forest. While focusing on ages 3 - 7, ever-changing, hands-on programming provides the opportunity for structured learning and informal play for kids of all ages. Plan your visit today.

Upcoming Events

Wild Wednesday: Guess the Defense July 27, 2016 Dragonfly Theatre

Join us for a game of Guess the Defense! You have a chance to win a prize if you can guess the correct animal defense mechanism. The fun starts at 12:30 p.m. in Dragonfly Theatre. …

Predator vs. Prey July 30, 2016
Sensational Senses August 20, 2016


Caught on camera: Urban wildlife at Charlotte Nature Museum July 22, 2016

Many animals have adapted to the presence of humans, which is a necessity in an urban environment. You've probably seen birds, rabbits and squirrels in your own backyard, which are pretty common speci…

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