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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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Took a 4 year old and she had a great time!

Nice, small museum tucked away in Charlotte. Pleasant atmosphere, many friendly and helpful volunteers. Plenty of activities and exhibits for children. Could spend about 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Catherine T
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Concord, North Carolina

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West H artford CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Two Butterflies only. My friend and I went the The Charlotte Nature Museum specifically to experience the Butterfly Pavilion. We both have been to several other butterfly pavilions in other states that were rich with butterflies. Charlotte's Butterfly Pavilion was embarrassing to say the least. There were only 2 butterflies in the entire pavilion. The museum did return our entry... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Nice, small museum tucked away in Charlotte. Pleasant atmosphere, many friendly and helpful volunteers. Plenty of activities and exhibits for children. Could spend about 2 hours here.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

I was there with my two little au pair kids, aged 1,5 and 2,5. They enjoyed watching all these animals and especially loved the mice and turtles, and of course the chicken who ate his own egg :D The museum is good for kids aged 5 or younger, for older people its probably a bit boring after 30 minutes, but... More 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 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 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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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 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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702 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 585 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
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Additional Information about Charlotte Nature Museum

Address: 1658 Sterling Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone Number: 704.372.6261
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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