Discovery Place Nature

At 1658 Sterling Road in Charlotte, NC, you can find Discovery Place Nature, formerly known as the Charlotte Nature Museum. A butterfly pavilion, live species, insects, and a range of native North Carolina animals are among the live animal exhibits and interactive nature exhibits available at the museum.

Discovery Place Nature is a part of the Discovery Place brand, a group of museums in North Carolina that also includes Discovery Place Science, an interactive science museum in uptown Charlotte, and Discovery Place Kids in Huntersville, NC, and Rockingham, NC. The museum is situated next to the 98-acre Freedom Park and the Little Sugar Creek Greenway.

Discovery Place is still shaping a future where people of all ages embrace science to generate opportunities, foster hope, solve issues, and bring about positive change for our planet 75 years after it originally opened the doors of its tiny museum in Uptown Charlotte.

A private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution, Discovery Place is committed to encouraging audiences of all ages to explore science and the natural world through outstanding exhibits and educational programs. In the future, we want people to embrace science in order to generate possibilities, foster hope, find solutions to issues, and make the world a better place.

Through museum visits, interactive educational programs, and community outreach projects, Discovery Place, a 501c3 charity and a hub for science exploration and education in the Carolinas, serves more than 750,000 visitors annually.

Through a network of four interactive museums in three different cities, educational outreach initiatives, and teacher professional development, Discovery Place is a leader in STEM education in the Carolinas. We aim to create a future where people embrace science to forge opportunities, inspire hope, solve problems, and bring about positive change for our planet.

We bring science, nature, and design together to create transformative experiences that enable our community to understand, enjoy, and apply science to their lives. Discovery Place Education Studio offers tailored professional development in STEM to educators across the region at our cutting-edge facility in uptown Charlotte or delivered right to your school.

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