Discovery Place Nature to showcase birds, plants and more this month

Discovery Place Nature

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Flowers and fledglings take center stage this month at Discovery Place Nature. Kids and adults alike are invited to join us as we explore life, from the plants in the ground to the birds in the trees, with special activities taking place all month long.

Big on Birds

We’ll kick things off April 3 with Migration Mission, a program designed to teach us the reasons birds migrate during the winter months and the hazards of migration.

Learn the Language of Birds on April 17 and April 24 as we help you understand what the birds are saying in their songs and calls and teach you how to communicate like birds.

On April 20, from 9 a.m. to noon, take part in our quarterly Creature Feature, Beautiful Birds. We will celebrate the beauty of birds by hiking on the Paw Paw Nature Trail, learning native bird calls, discovering bird beak adaptations and meeting some birds as well as local organizations doing their part to conserve these species. The event will also include crafts, puppet shows, animal encounters and more.

Plus, don’t forget our monthly Bird Walk, which takes place April 6. Join us for a leisurely walk around the Museum and Freedom Park as we look and listen for seasonal and resident birds.

Nurturing Nature

Returning from last month is our ever-popular Wildlife Baby Shower, a special event to help wildlife rehabilitators during their busiest season. Come to the Museum at 12:30 p.m. on April 6 or April 27 as we collect supplies to help area rehabilitators treat orphaned and injured baby animals. Bring a gift, listen to a fun baby animal story and play a few shower games to learn about wild little ones. A gift registry can be found here.

On April 10, take part in Fungi – Friend or Foe? Explore Fort Wild and examine some fungus along the way. Join us for this nature walk and learn all about the good, the bad and the ugly mushrooms.

Head Back to the Moon on April 13 as we join thousands of others across the state in a special North Carolina Science Festival celebration. Join us for a special planetarium movie focused on the discovery of the Moon.

Plus, take part in our monthly Nature Walk on April 27 as we stroll around Paw Paw Nature Trail and use our senses to discover the beauty and diversity all around us.

This month only

April also brings with it an opportunity to see a special puppet show at Discovery Place Nature. In addition to Carolina Morning, a new puppet show, Barnyard News, will take the stage this month.

Join the puppets on this TV news set as they explore acceptance and what makes each of us unique. Created by the organization, InReach, the puppet show, which has been touring the Charlotte area, will be performed at the Museum on three dates in April in observance of Autism Awareness Month.

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