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Charlotte Nature Museum

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Address: 1658 Sterling Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone Number: 704.372.6261
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Nature-based fun and learning awaits in every corner of the Charlotte...
Nature-based fun and learning awaits in every corner of the Charlotte Nature Museum. 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, a new outdoor play area.
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A Nature Museum for the Very Young

It is hard for me to write this review because this is the sort of place that I really want to love. I am so happy that Charlotte has this sort of venue and it is the kind of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
IzzyBea
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Charlotte, NC
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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My 2 year old niece loved the play gym that's it. animals there was maybe about 15 the most. the trail was ok, but we shouldn't pay to go on it . i could have just walked on the trail and been more happier, took us about 25 minutes to get in and paid 25 dollars, the puppet show was... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It is hard for me to write this review because this is the sort of place that I really want to love. I am so happy that Charlotte has this sort of venue and it is the kind of place that I want to support. And I do support it. I just wish there was more to love. The museum... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The admission fee was a little steep for the museum, which appeared to be only about 3 rooms. We got a refund. The outdoor section is actually a public park, and you don't need to pay admission to the museum to go there.

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Xenia, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The museum doesn't have many exhibits, so it won't take much time to go through. The highlight of our visit was the pretty neighborhood it sits in as well as the beautiful park that is behind it. We spent maybe 45 minutes in the museum itself.

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Belmont, North Carolina
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165 reviews 165 reviews
91 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a small nature museum but it does have a room with butterflies and an indoor play area for small children. We were there when there was a school group at the museum which made it hard to move about. If we go again, I will call ahead to make sure that there are not large groups scheduled. Do... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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663 reviews 663 reviews
411 attraction reviews
494 helpful votes 494 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were just driving down the road and stumbled upon this place and decided to stop. It's very very small and the animals they had were in glass enclosures (in an area made to look sort of like a cave) much too small for them (a pet peeve of mine). In the butterfly house I only saw 5 butterflies and... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I grew up going to the Nature Museum. My cousins lived across the street. I loved it. I was visiting my mom and we decided, based on reviews here, to take my 22 month old. She was free since she is under 2 and I was happy to pay the 412 for me and my mom. But that was a... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We love Nature Museums and our family likes to explore nature through hikes, etc. This museum was quaint and nice but the habitats were quite small for the animals. I love the concept of this wonderful little place in the middle of a residential area near uptown Charlotte but I wondered if there was a lack of funding that made... More 

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Danville, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This quaint museum has a play area of ground hog holes, a block building area, a butterfly garden, a small outdoor trail that closes when it rains and a few small reptiles and rodents. To my adult eyes, it was unremarkable and $6 per person seemed a high price to pay. However, my kids 8 and 4, were delighted with... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This was a fairly small museum, but it was well worth the small fee to enter. My 20 month old loved all the little animals and the area in the back that was kind of an old pioneer town. The butterfly area was really great too! It's right by Freedom Park, which we wanted to stroll through, but it was... More 

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