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Totally Turtles Everyone is Invited

August 3, 2014, 12:30pm Dragonfly Theatre

August 2 - 3 Can turtles take off their shells? What are the differences between turtles that live on land and turtles that live in the water? Learn the answers to these questions and more while meeting and greeting some r… more

Wild Wednesday: Box Turtle at Long Pond Everyone is Invited

August 6, 2014, 12:30pm Butterfly Pavilion

Join us at 12:30 p.m. in Butterfly Pavilion for story time as we read William George's Box Turtle at Long Pond. Then stick around for an encounter with our very own resident box turtle.… more

Slithering Snakes Everyone is Invited

August 10, 2014, 12:30pm Dragonfly Theatre

August 9 - 10 Sssnakes are sssuper cool! These legless wonders keep the ecosystem in balance and even help out people. Learn more about the species of snakes found in North Carolina and how to tell the difference between v… more

Wild Wednesday: Make a Snake Everyone is Invited

August 13, 2014, 12:30pm Creature Cavern

Join a Naturalist at 12:30 p.m. for a scavenger hunt through Creature Cavern to spot all of our snakes. The fun continues on the Back Deck, where you can make your own upcycled snake from an old cardboard tube to take home.… more

Wild in the Water Everyone is Invited

August 16, 2014, 10:00am Charlotte Nature Museum

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 16 Activities are free with Museum admission Let's get wet and wild! Just what lives in the water around us and where does it go? Come explore aquatic habitats and get to know d… more

Amazing Alligators Everyone is Invited

August 17, 2014, 12:30pm Great Hall

Visit with our newest resident, Reptar the alligator! Learn what alligators need to survive then make your very own alligator puppet to take home. The fun starts at 12:30 p.m. in the Great Hall before moving to the Back De… more

Wild Wednesday: The Mixed-Up Chameleon Everyone is Invited

August 20, 2014, 12:30pm Naturalist Lab

Come to our story time at 12:30 p.m. in the Naturalist Lab as we read Eric Carle's The Mixed-Up Chameleon. Afterward, try your hand at making your own chameleon using pipe cleaners.… more

Leapin' Lizards Everyone is Invited

August 24, 2014, 12:30pm Dragonfly Theatre

August 23 - 24 Join us this weekend for a look into the world of lizards. Some have four legs, some have none, some can change color, but all are fun! Examine some Museum specimens and live animals while learning about na… more

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