Get close to wildlife and walk among free-flying butterflies in Butterfly Pavilion, observe live animals in Creature Cavern, buzz by Insect Alley or just hang out in Our Big Backyard. Or step outside and walk the Paw Paw Nature Trail in the 100-year-old forest.
Bring little ones for just an hour or the whole day and experience wildlife through live animal exhibits and interactive education programs.
The Museum is easy to navigate with fun surprises around every corner. Kids can roam the Great Hall and visit Beginnings, an area filled with young animals and information on their lifecycles.
Everyone will enjoy the beautiful creatures who call Creature Cavern home, including a screech owl, a skunk and resident groundhog Queen Charlotte. This is a wonderful exhibit to gain a greater understanding of the unique animals native to the Carolinas and their importance to our environment. Junior explorers can put on an apron and splash in the water table stream in Our Big Backyard.
Dynamic programming encourages a love of nature and local wildlife. Join Grandpa Tree and his forest friends as they tell stories by the nighttime campfire or catch a Puppet Show. Plus, don’t miss our monthly Creature Feature events.
With indoor and outdoor exhibits any time of year is a wild time to visit Charlotte Nature Museum.
|Non-Members Adult/Child||Members Adult/Child|
|Museum||$8.00 per person||FREE|
Ages: Adult/Child (2-60+)
Children younger than 2 FREE, Group Discounts available
Military receive $2.00 off Museum admission (must show ID).
*Plus any applicable sales and use taxes.
EBT or WIC cardholders may visit Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum or Discovery Place KIDS for just $1 per person, for up to six family members. Show your benefits card at Admissions to receive the discount. Welcome participants may purchase IMAX tickets for $5 per ticket and discounted parking for $5 per vehicle. Welcome program benefits are for N.C. and S.C. residents only and may not be used for school or group visits.
Discovery Place, Inc. is participating in Museums for All, a cooperative initiative between the Association of Children's Museums and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.
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*Open September 5, December 19, December 26, January 16, February 13, April 17 and May 29
Closed Easter Sunday, September 6 – 9, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day