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“Kid's Favorite”

Discovery Place Nature
Ranked #54 of 180 things to do in Charlotte
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Nature-based fun and learning awaits in every corner of Discovery Place Nature. 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed November 18, 2012

My kids are always clamoring to go to The Discovery Place but, really, for little kids? This place is better. It's pretty small, but the perfect size for kids ages 2-8 to explore and be a bit independent. The walk through the woods outside is lovely--take a picnic.

Thank Schternli
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Definitely enjoyed the experience and worth the visit. Saying that, it didn't take that long for our 4yo to get bored inside. Luckily it was nice outside and we were able to play and hike in the woods. The proximity next to Freedom park was also a big plus.

Thank SethCincinnati
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Great place to go with the kids. It brings back lots of memories from my childhood. Simple and sweet, and can also take a nice walk in the woods or park while you are there.

Thank Susan R
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

My husband (then boyfriend) visited this place as a date. We both love nature, and I loved the butterfly room. We would definitely go there again. Try the nature walk.

1  Thank Marie T
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Only $5 got us in and there was plenty to see and do for a 7 year old boy. He loved the Lego special display and played in there for more than an hour. There were animals, butterflies, and don't miss the wooded outdoor area. Great place for familes that won't break the budget!

1  Thank alibarbaraMilwaukee
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