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Discovery Place Nature

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Address: 1658 Sterling Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209-1548
Phone Number:
+1 704-372-6261
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09:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Nature-based fun and learning awaits in every corner of Discovery Place...

Nature-based fun and learning awaits in every corner of Discovery Place Nature. Little ones can 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, walk the Paw Paw Nature Trail in the 100-year-old forest or go wild in Fort Wild.

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Small but good

The boys had fun looking at all the animals and playing in the interactive areas. The outdoor space is very nice, too. It is a bit small, but worth a visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Erika M
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Rahway, New Jersey
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Rahway, New Jersey
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56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The boys had fun looking at all the animals and playing in the interactive areas. The outdoor space is very nice, too. It is a bit small, but worth a visit.

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Thank Erika M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for the kids to learn about nature. Kids are having a nice time learning about different animals and nature.

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Thank DNaz-T21
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took our 3 year old. He liked the tunnels, and outdoor park. For $8 dollars a piece, we will pass next time. The website makes it to be much larger than it is. Some live animals, but most are stuffed. Spent 45 minutes, and it was over.

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Thank jb28053
Charlotte, North Carolina
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95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Loved to see the butterflies and learned a lot about bugs and reptiles. They have a lot of information to share. Nice weekend activity.

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Thank Snowhite2020
Charlotte, North Carolina
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63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

My son loved this place. The indoor and outdoor parts of the museum are wonderful. The butterfly garden is adorable. There is an indoor play structure that is great for small kids.

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Thank catelynbf
Lancaster, South Carolina
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140 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

An excellent place for learning. Beautiful and extremely well maintained. Children will love it and learn so much without even realizing it.

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Thank 798cherryd
Palm Coast, Florida
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

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 organized with different themed rooms, a butterfly conservatory, a nature trail, outside play area and LOTS of animals on display. Both the 3... More 

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Thank kathichat
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

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.

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Thank Kelly H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Lots of hands on activities for kids to explore. The kids enjoyed the butterfly garden, cool water play area, and seeing the animals. The outside play area is also a huge hit especially when the kids need to run off some energy.

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Thank ericaI6542EK
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165 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Amazing, must go place for nature lovers. If you love green go there. Children will enjoy too. Parking space is available.

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Thank Manu B

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