November 27, 2013
Posted By: Charlotte Nature Museum
Buy or renew any Museum Membership online on Monday, December 2, and get an extra month of Membership for FREE!
Plus, the first 50 people to buy a Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum or Discovery Place KIDS Membership through our website on Cyber Monday will receive a FREE Animal Grossology book.
There's more! The first two people to buy Memberships through our website on Cyber Monday may add an additional Museum to their Membership for FREE ($35 value).
This deal is valid only on new Memberships, gift Memberships and Membership renewals purchased online December 2, 2013, from 12:00 a.m. to to 11:59 p.m. Memberships will be valid from December 2, 2013 - January 31, 2015. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers.… Keep reading.
Thank you to everyone who voted on a name for our new baby bunny. Through our blog, Facebook and Twitter, more than 100 votes were cast—wow!
Based on your input, Cinder is the name of our Museum’s newest resident, an English Spot rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus).
Cinder is two months old and loves to snack on oats, meet guests and explore the Museum. You can find her out and about during live animal encounters and classes with school groups.
Plan a visit to meet Cinder today!
Join us for some gobbles and giggles this Saturday at Turkey Talk, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Our November Creature Feature will give you a different way to get up close and personal with Thanksgiving’s most celebrate bird.
Volunteers from Carolina Waterfowl Rescue and their special guest, Mr. T, a domesticated wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), will be on hand to teach us about the many differences between wild and domestic turkeys. Mr. T is a charismatic, lovable bird who has his own flock of Facebook fans and loves a crowd.
Make and masquerade with your own snoods and wattles – the fleshy red mass that covers a turkey’s nose and neck – during Snood on a Stick craft time. Grandpa Tree will be performing Autumn Woods, and story time will feature a range of turkey tales. You’ll also h… Keep reading.
Will you help Charlotte Nature Museum’s newest resident? This adorable baby bunny needs a name!
She is about six weeks old and an English Spot, one of the oldest breeds of domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Her coloring is called “blue self” because she is bluish-gray all over. She has a very sweet temperament and is extremely curious.
Please help us choose the perfect name for her. Our prospective names are:
Leave us a comment with your favorite. She'll be ready to meet all of her new fans in two weeks.
Thanks for your help!…
Did you visit the Museum this past Saturday for Spinning Spiders & Creepy Crawlers, our October Creature Feature event?
From lions and horses to astronauts and princesses, we had a colorful and diverse crowd come out to enjoy Halloween treats, learn the anatomy of a pumpkin, and meet some spiders, bees, bats, scorpions and other skittery, scurrying, not-so-scary friends. Thanks for dressing up and spinning a web of fun with us!
Check out our slideshow at right to see more from this spook-tacular event.…
October 24, 2013
Posted By: Charlotte Nature Museum
Ever wonder what lurks behind those clingy cob webs spun in the fall everywhere from the deep woods to front porches? Then come meet these autumnal arthropods from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. this Saturday during Spinning Spiders and Creepy Crawlers.
Our October Creature Feature will give you an opportunity to celebrate fall and learn about all sorts of crawling, buzzing and flying creatures, including spiders, bees, bats, scorpions and more.
Did you know that a honeybee’s wings stroke 11,400 times per minute to create their distinctive buzz? Hear the latest buzz about honeybees with experts Johnny and Linda Preston from the Mecklenburg Bee Keepers Association. Check out tarantulas (Brachypelma albopilosum) and giant millipedes (Archispirostreptus spp) with the Lamb family. Macey Ruiz fro… Keep reading.