Charlotte Nature Museum

Charlotte, NC

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Address: 1658 Sterling Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209, USA Number: 704-372-6261 Website Contact How do we get there?

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Have you ever walked among the free flying butterflies so these colorful little creatures fly all around you? No? Well, if you want that experience - just one of many - then head on over to Charlotte Nature Museum in North Carolina!

This fun and nature filled museum has a number of fun exhibits and programs perfect for those kids aged 3 to 7, but kids of other ages may enjoy it too. 

The Charlotte Nature Museum has nature waiting behind every corner! Those little ones will LOVE to explore the museum, and check out the live animals, live shows, and those interactive and hands-on demonstration. 

The exhibits are filled with creatures great and small, and encounters with nature. If you want to get out into a 100 year old forest, then just head to the Paw Paw Nature Trail, where the forest is alive with wildlife! Keep an eye out for those sneaky barn owls too!

The Big Backyard is a great place for kids to really embrace playing in nature, where they can splash through a stream, or climb through secret tunnels. The world of underground is waiting for them!

More of a creepy crawly kind of family? Then Insect Alley is your thing! Kids can enter a space where they might spy like a fly, or see what they would look like if they had the body of a bug! How crazy is that!

Of course, a popular exhibit at the Charlotte Nature Museum is the Butterfly Pavilion. Here, kids can roam around all of the free-flying butterflies, and get up close to these colorful creatures when they land on a nearby flower.

From learning about the life cycle of animals, to self-guided tours and parent/children interaction, this fun nature museum has all you need for that family fun day out in nature!

Enjoy kids!

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When you arrive, first check any shows on so you can plan your day around them!

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Why not have your birthday party at the museum! Great for those between 3 and 9 years, you can customize a package to suit you!

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Where is it at?

Teachers corner


Great programs are available with live animals and plants for those students, so give them a call to find out more!

Can I get one of those?


Trails End Store is filled with nature based products, geared towards kids! From toys, games and bring that pocket money!

Need a little extra help?


The museum has courtesy wheelchairs, and is fully accessible

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When can we go?

9am - 5pm Tues to Fri / 10am - 5pm Sat / Noon - 5pm Sunday

All year round. Closed Mondays, Easter Sunday, Sept 8 to 11, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days, and Ch

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