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    Discovery Place Nature

    1658 Sterling Drive
    Charlotte, NC 28209

    Phone: 704-372-6261

    Official Website


    Get close to wildlife and walk among free-flying butterflies in Butterfly Pavilion, observe live animals in Creature Cavern, buzz by Insect Alley, hang out in Our Big Backyard or step outside and walk the Paw Paw Nature Trail in the 100-year-old forest. Daily programming includes puppet shows and hands-on activities that provide opportunities for structured learning and informal play for kids of all ages.

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    Ages 2 and up, $6.00
    Under 2, FREE
    Members, FREE
    Groups of 15 or more, $4.00

    For more information or a reservation, call (704) 372-6261.


    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Sunday: Noon-5:00 pm

    Parking Information:

    From Discovery Place: Take 7th Street east. Turn right on Kings Drive. Kings Drive becomes Queens Road West at a traffic intersection. Continue on Queens Road West. Turn right onto Princeton Avenue and right onto Sterling Road.

    From I-77: From I-77, exit Woodlawn Road (Exit 6A). Bear right onto Woodlawn and drive east for two miles turn left on Park Road. Drive north on Park Road for one mile and turn right on Princeton. Turn left on Sterling Road and right into the museum.

    From Highway 74 headed west, take Independence Boulevard to Kings Drive. Take a left on Kings Drive, which turns into Queens Road West at East Boulevard. Take the next right onto Wellesley. Turn left on Sterling Road. The Nature Museum is on the right.

    There is no accessibility service information available at this time.

    Upcoming Events

    Guided Nature Walk

    August 27, 2016 - October 28, 2017

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