Discovery Place Nature

Get close to wildlife and walk among free-flying butterflies in Butterfly Pavilion, observe live animals in Creature Cavern, buzz by Insect Alley or just hang out in Our Big Backyard. Daily programming including puppet shows and hands-on activities, provide the opportunity for structured learning and informal play for kids of all ages.

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BOGO – General Admission. Restrictions: Not valid for admission to IMAX films or exhibitions featuring an upcharge.

Hours & Admission

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

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Discovery Place Nature

1658 Sterling Drive
Charlotte, NC 28209
704-372-6261 ext. 60 phone

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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.