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The Museum will be closed September 2 - 3 for staff development. Planning a field trip? Our 2014-2015 Education Guide is now available. Click on Education to download. From cake to snakes, Charlotte Nature Museum birthday parties are Wild By Nature.
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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: Feathers for Lunch September 3, 2014 Naturalist Lab

Join us at 12:30 p.m. in the Naturalist Lab for Story Time as we read Lois Ehlert's Feathers for Lunch. Then stick around to try your luck at finding some birds at the feeders.…

Who Gives a Hoot? September 7, 2014
Wild Wednesday: Crafty Birds September 10, 2014
Scales and Tails September 13, 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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