Discovery Place Nature, Charlotte

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#14 of 14 in Museums in Charlotte
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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  • September 26, 2017
    Excellent place for younger ones. I took my 4 yr old and 2 yr old. They loved it! Butterfly garden puts you in the middle of many butterflies and a dove. Nature walk has an area where the kids can mov...  more »
  • September 11, 2017
    We enjoyed it and spent more than 4 hours in it however the free wifi was limeted for only 4 hours. There was not a cafe or a restaurant neither in nor nearby  more »
  • August 24, 2017
    This is a well thought out educational nature center for young children. We went recently with our 7 year old grand daughter and she loved it. The type of setting was just right for her, engaging her ...  more »
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  • June 9, 2017
    It's small, quiet and wonderfully priced. I took my daughter and niece here and spent around 2 or so hours. My daughter is five and my niece 12 but they both equally enjoyed it. It's a great place for pictures too. We will be returning soon.
  • June 3, 2017
    We went as a family. Four adults and a 2 year old. We were able to see the entire place in about an hour. I wouldn't pay $8 a ticket to go back. Plus, there is only one family restroom, and the solitary changing table was broken. No changing table in a children's museum?! Crazy.
  • June 14, 2017
    Love the butterfly highway and the bees. My daughter (6) also had a great time with the turtles. Very relaxing. Definitely returning
  • July 8, 2017
    Cheap little place to check out local animals. Enjoyed the butterfly atrium and seeing the alligator get fed. Worth a trip with little ones.
  • June 26, 2017
    Great place kids and adults to explore, play and Lear new things. The special exhibits are awesome. Parking and entry is expensive. It is very crowded and loud on the weekends.

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