In celebration of Earth month, Earth Share North Carolina gathered organizations from all around the city for Charlotte’s first Corporate Challenge. Under the guidance of the North Carolina Audubon and Mecklenburg Audubon, volunteers from Carolinas HealthCare System and Recover worked at Charlotte Nature Museum to improve native bird habitats by removing invasive plants. Their work will help encourage native plants to grow to benefit local and migratory birds.
This project supports the Audubon Bird-Friendly Communities initiative that urges citizens in cities and towns to plant with birds i… Keep reading.
February 02, 2016
Posted By: Charlotte Nature Museum
The recent mild weather is just a sign of warmer days to come.
Resident groundhog Queen Charlotte did not see her shadow today, predicting an early spring for the Charlotte area.
Our preeminent prognosticator made her royal proclamation in a special Groundhog Day celebration at Charlotte Nature Museum.
She also weighed in on Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup, foretelling a Carolina Panthers victory over the Denver Broncos.
As Queen Charlotte’s first public prediction since ascending to the throne in 2015, the ceremony took place in the Great Hall for her safety and comfort. She was escor… Keep reading.
Need some help with your holiday shopping?
Charlotte Nature Museum now carries a variety of Melissa & Doug gift items that are sure to delight the little ones in your life. Melissa & Doug is an American toy company specializing in unique educational toys, crafts and games.
All items are available at Trail’s End Store, open six days a week during regular Museum hours.
Charlotte Nature Museum Members receive a 20% discount on all purchases. All purchases help support educational programs provided by the Museum.
Fresh Start Chunky Puzzle Insects ($10.00) – This hand-crafted wooden puz… Keep reading.
November 13, 2015
Posted By: Charlotte Nature Museum
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., we have embarked on a facility planning process to imagine a new future for Charlotte Nature Museum.
The vision is to create a world-class natural science center which will help visitors understand and appreciate the natural world.
We are at the beginning of a process to work with the County, which owns the Charlotte Nature Museum site, and the community to envision a new future for the… Keep reading.
Charlotte Nature Museum recently acquired a new addition to its live animal collection, three Eastern spadefoot (Scaphiopus holbrookii).
These amphibians can be found (or not found, if stealthily hiding) in Creature Cavern.
Often referred to as a toad, the spadefoot actually inhabits its own family, distinct from frogs and toads, called Pelobatidae. This makes them a very unique creature indeed.
They are a small to medium-sized Anuar, which is the order for frogs and toads. Their biggest claim to fame is their single, sickle-shaped tubercle, or spade, which hides on the underside of e… Keep reading.
A dozen citizen scientists recently joined us for our first Citizen Science Friday, The Great Sunflower Project.
The Great Sunflower Project is the largest citizen science project for pollinators. Scientists around the world rely heavily on the help of their community to help them better understand where, how and why the world’s pollinators are on the decline.
Our citizen scientists counted pollinators such as hummingbirds, bees, butterflies and other species around Charlotte Nature Museum as well as Freedom Park.
We collected the data and sent it to San Francisco State University, wh… Keep reading.