Founded in 1947, Discovery Place Nature has been a staple in Charlotte’s education and cultural community over 75 years. The Museum conjures curiosity and activates the imagination through educational experiences that help people connect to the natural world. Guests can walk among free-flying butterflies in the Butterfly Pavilion, encourage imaginative play in Fort Wild, take a family trek through the 100-year-old trees on the Paw Paw Nature Trail and explore the stars in the Planetarium.
Discovery Place Nature
NCST Piedmont West Region
Animal encountersCampsEducational OpportunitiesHands on science programsHands-On Interactive Science DisplaysHands-on lab programsHiking TrailsInsectariumLive Animal EncountersLive Animal ProgramsLive Theater Programs (Live Science Experiments/Shows)Nature and Wildlife CenterOutdoor Nature PlayspaceOutdoor Play AreaOutreach programsPlanetariumSchool programsSummer camps
1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte, NC 28209