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Discovery Place Nature, Charlotte

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
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3.1/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
In 1951, Discovery Place Nature opened as one of the first facilities in the southeast focused on bringing families and nature together. Discovery Place Nature visitors may walk among free-flying butterflies, observe live animals, buzz around with insects or hang out in the natural world. Daily programming including puppet shows and hands-on activities provide the opportunity for structured learning and informal play for the young and old alike.
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  • A small museum, which is fun for children. Animals are well maintained, very clean, lots of interesting exhibits. There is also a small park with a pond.
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  • We traveled with children ages 8, 4 and 3, 2 parents, 2 grandparents. This museum is very hands on with interactive exhibits and games as well as a wide variety of animals on display. It is well organ...  read more »
  • its a nice small place. had some nice things but was really tiny. I'm a member so didn't have to pay but if i had would have been really upset not worth what they charge for admission at all. 
  • This place is great to know unknown things about nature and to love the mother nature. You can see pictures, stuffed animals and also have live animals to meet. Love those flying butterflies! Education with a lot of fun!
  • I love this little museum and so does the family. It's great for an hour or so then head out to freedom park and enjoy the rest of the day. I definitely recommend to everyone.
  • Nice place. It is a bit on the dated side. * Butterfly pavilion is pretty cool (free flying butterflies !) *Toddler area is really nice. Books, blocks, insect toys, puzzles and a few other nature toys to play with. *other indoor play space is nice. Nature inspired water table, tunnels, slide and a few interactive play pieces. *outdoor play space is wood and all natural materials. Pretty boring, very lacking. *indoor interactive exhibits are nice. LOTS of interaction and hands on playing / learning. *animal displays are small but nice. *they do live animal encounters *overall it's a good place. $8 is a bit high, but my toddler enjoys it.
  • Lots of bad reviews here, so we still went thinking it was going to be bad. Maybe not $8 per person, but we stayed there for 2-3 hours and enjoyed ourselves. I think every display had animals in. Good for younger kids. It was a hot day and we went outside down to the play area, and lay in the dragonfly wings. Great comfortable and relaxing.
  • Some don't like taxidermy, but I find the many stuffed creatures to be informative. Most if them are animals that aren't readily approachable in the wild so it was cool to be able to see them up close. One does feel as though there is something missing, although I cant put a finger on what that would be. Overall the kids and I enjoyed it.
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