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What's Happening This Week at Charlotte Nature Museum

August 29 - September 4, 2015


Wild Wednesday: Backyard Pollinators Everyone is Invited

September 2, 2015, 12:30pm Dragonfly Theatre

Learn all about how plants and insects have not only “grown up together” but really depend on one another at 12:30 p.m. in Dragonfly Theatre.


Wisdom of the Woods: Raptor Rapture Everyone is Invited

September 2, 2015, 7:00pm Dragonfly Theatre

Raptors are powerful and efficient predators, feeding on a variety of prey such as reptiles, fish, birds, mammals, even other raptors.

Join us for a presentation about the biology of these amazing birds and the struggles t


Citizen Science Friday: Hawk Watch Everyone is Invited

September 4, 2015, 1:00pm Great Hall

Thousands and thousands of raptors such as hawks, owls and falcons migrate south this time of year. Hawkwatch is a systematic and organized effort to collect migration count data about diurnal raptors.

Join us at 1:00 p.m.


Featured Shows

Don't Make a Pet of Me

Not every animal makes a good pet. Get the story first hand from the animals. While searching for her baby bird, Mama Bird learns many of her wild … Learn More

Animal Feedings & Encounters

Meet and greet live animal ambassador species and observe feedings while learning more about the species and their habitats. Get up-close and explore … Learn More

Autumn Woods

Join Grandpa Tree, Charlotte's only talking tree, around the "campfire" as we learn about nocturnal animals that are busy preparing for winter. Disco… Learn More

Hours of Operation

Closed (with exceptions*)
Tues - Fri
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
noon - 5:00 p.m.

*Open September 7, December 21, December 28, January 18, February 15, March 28 and May 30

Closed Easter Sunday, September 8 – 11, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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Charlotte Nature Museum

1658 Sterling Road
Charlotte, NC 28209

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