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Long Live the Queen - Groundhog Day 2016 January 28, 2016

Hear ye, Hear ye! Your presence is requested by her royal highness, Queen Charlotte, to witness her official Groundhog Day weather prognostication in a proclamation ceremony on Tuesday, February 2 at 2:30 p.m. at Charlotte Na… more

Extended Holiday Hours at All Museums December 17, 2015

Our gift to you — extended holiday hours! Experience two extra days of play at Charlotte Nature Museum and Discovery Place KIDS as they open on Monday, December 21 & 28. Discovery Place is also offering two extra hours of fun… more

Thanksgiving Hours November 24, 2015

Gobble up some Thanksgiving fun all week long at your favorite Discovery Place, Inc. Museum. You can extend the fun at Discovery Place with two extra hours on Friday, November 27: Wednesday, November 25 - Discovery Place… more

Halloween Happenings at Discovery Place, Inc. October 22, 2015

If you're searching for family-friendly Halloween activities, it's all treats and no tricks at Discovery Place Inc.'s family of Museums. Wear your favorite costume and join us Saturday, October 31 for silly spooks and giggly … more

Discovery Place Receives Highest National Recognition September 17, 2015

CHARLOTTE - Discovery Place, Inc. has again achieved reaccreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national standard for a museum. AAM Accreditation is a national achievement that recognizes a museum'… more

Discovery Place Names New Chairman and Board Members September 01, 2015

CHARLOTTE - Discovery Place, Inc. has announced the appointment of six new members to the Museums' Board of Trustees, as well as the full slate of officers and board members for 2015. New members joining the Board of Tru… more

FREE Discovery Place, Inc. Admission for Educators Every Saturday in September September 01, 2015

CHARLOTTE - Every Saturday in September, all Discovery Place Inc. Museums are celebrating the back-to-school season with Educator Saturdays, offering educators and one guest FREE admission to Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature… more

What On Earth Are You Doing For Earth Day? April 17, 2015

CHARLOTTE - Reduce boredom, reuse materials and reinvent fun in celebration of Earth Day at Charlotte Nature Museum's Earth Day Play Date on Saturday, April 18 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This Saturday, families can come e… more

Discovery Place, Inc. Ranks #1 Attraction in Charlotte March 03, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - For the fifth consecutive year, Discovery Place, Inc. was ranked the most visited museum and historic attraction in the Charlotte region in an annual survey released by Carolina Publishing Associates. Discov… more

Science for All People December 15, 2014

CHARLOTTE - Discovery Place, Inc. announced today the launch of Welcome, a new program that provides low-cost access to families with EBT or WIC cards. Welcome will reduce the cost of admission to $1 per person for familie… more

Feathered Fun for Everyone at Chicken Day January 10, 2014

Charlotte, NC – Why did the chicken cross the road? To visit Charlotte Nature Museum for Chicken Day on Saturday, January 18 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This month’s Creature Feature will introduce visitors to six breeds … more

It’s Time to Talk Turkey at Charlotte Nature Museum November 07, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte Nature Museum will give guests a different way to get up and close and personal with November's most celebrated bird at this month’s Creature Feature: Turkey Talk on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10:00 a… more

Jump in with Both Feet: Wild in the Water at Charlotte Nature Museum August 08, 2013

Charlotte, NC – Just what lives in the water around us and where does water go? Follow the current to Charlotte Nature Museum for this month’s Creature Feature, Wild in the Water on Saturday, August 17, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00… more

A Pawsitively Purr-fect Day: Petapalooza at Charlotte Nature Museum July 15, 2013

Charlotte, NC – Lucky dog! Whether they’re furry, feathered, scaly or slimy, your pet is a diamond in the ruff. Join Charlotte Nature Museum to celebrate favorite our animal companions and learn about responsible pet ownershi… more

HAY! It’s Farm Day at Charlotte Nature Museum June 11, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Straight from the horse’s mouth, local farms and their animal residents have a very important job when it comes to what ends up on your dinner plate. Dig into the fun of farming when Charlotte Nature Museum … more

A Pinch of Magic: Fairy Festival at Charlotte Nature Museum May 09, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Pint-sized pixies are invited to put on their wings for a whimsical playdate that celebrates nature, nymphs and more. Fly in to experience the magic of the natural world when Charlotte Nature Museum hosts it… more

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Fort Wild

Go wild in our outdoor exhibit, Fort Wild. Fort Wild focuses on outdoor, child-centered play that… Learn More

Butterfly Pavilion

Walk among free-flying butterflies. Watch butterflies grow in the chrysalis’ house and get close whe… Learn More

Paw Paw Nature Trail

A stroll through the Paw Paw Nature Trail is enchanting. The forest is alive with wildlife, "old tre… Learn More

Insect Alley

Enter a space where amazing things happen -- spy like a fly or see what you would look like with the… Learn More

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