Discovery Place Nature is closed to make way for construction on a new building that will replace the original one built in 1951. Features of the new Discovery Place Nature include a North American River Otter habitat, naturalist lab, expansive animal collection representing species native to the Piedmont and a treetop canopy walk. Visit to stay up-to-date on the project.

Founded in 1947, Discovery Place Nature has been a staple in Charlotte’s education and cultural community over 75 years. The Museum conjures curiosity and activates the imagination through educational experiences that help people connect to the natural world. Guests can walk among free-flying butterflies in the Butterfly Pavilion, encourage imaginative play in Fort Wild, take a family trek through the 100-year-old trees on the Paw Paw Nature Trail and explore the stars in the Planetarium.

Site Sciences:
AstronomyBiologyBotanyClimate ScienceEntomologyEnvironmental ScienceGeologyMicrobiologyZoology (invertebrate and Vertebrate)