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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: From Caterpillar to Butterfly July 30, 2014 Butterfly Pavilion

Join us at 12:30 p.m. for story time as we read Deborah Heiligman's From Caterpillar to Butterfly. Then take a guided walk with a naturalist through our Butterfly Pavilion.…

Totally Turtles August 3, 2014
Slithering Snakes August 10, 2014


Enter to win: Campers organize recycled material sculpture contest July 17, 2014

Want to win a family 4-pack of tickets to Discovery Place? Then grab some recycled materials and get creative! Campers in this week's Leadership Development Summer Camp have organized a recycled…

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