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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: Tricky Tracks December 2, 2015 Dragonfly Theatre

Become an animal detective as we learn how to identify tracks left behind by our animal neighbors. The fun starts at 12:30 p.m. in Dragonfly Theatre. …

Mammal Markers December 6, 2015


Imagining a new future for Charlotte Nature Museum November 13, 2015

In 1951, Charlotte Nature Museum opened as one of the first facilities in the southeast focused on bringing families and nature together. As we approach the 75th anniversary of Discovery Place Inc.…

Charlotte Nature Museum is operated by Discovery Place, Inc.