About Discovery Place Nature Museum in Charlotte, NC

At Discovery Place, science is more than just a subject to be learned - it's a way of life. Here, we bring science, nature, and design together in order to create a truly transformative experience. Our interactive educational programming helps our community understand and apply science to their lives. With over 750,000 annual visitors, Discovery Place is fast becoming a hub for science education and exploration in the Carolinas. Our mission goes beyond science education alone. We strive to empower our community to use science as a way to create opportunities, build hope, and bring positive change to the world. We believe that science is the key to a brighter future. By providing an engaging and immersive experience, we aim to inspire people to use science as a tool to create a better tomorrow.

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What kind of kids we support

  • Coed
  • Preschool
  • Kids


  • Handicap accessible
  • Sanctuary
  • Museum

Programs at Discovery Place Nature Museum in Charlotte, NC

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Field Trips

Plan a field trip to Discovery Place Nature and explore the flora and fauna of the Carolinas in a hands-on, immersive environment. Featuring live animals and native plant life, the Museum helps students develop a sense of wonder and appreciation for the natural world.

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Enhance the impact of a field trip by adding live animal encounters, hands-on activities, outdoor adventures and creative experiments. Classes provide private learning experiences led by an experienced Discovery Place Nature educator.

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Outreach Classes

Bring Discovery Place experiences to your school or community! Outreach programs are designed to meet the interests and educational requirements of your group by aligning curriculum with both North and South Carolina state standards and Next Generation Science Standards. These programs complement both in-school and out-of-school learning for Pre K through Grade 8.

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Location and contact information

1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte, NC, 28209