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Resident groundhog Queen Charlotte did not see her shadow this morning, signaling an early spring for the Queen City.

Our furry forecaster made her prediction amid this morning’s Groundhog Day festivities, which included groundhog-themed games, a Puppet Show, story time and crafts.

Nature lovers of all ages packed the Museum to witness Queen Charlotte carry out her preeminent royal duty.

Charlotte’s only live groundhog shadow check also included a visit with the Queen’s Court — the flying squirrel, opossum and other animals that share characteristics or burrow space with the groundhog in the wild.


Creature Cavern

Focusing on live animals native to the Carolinas, little ones can go nose to nose with opossums, owl… Learn More

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