Get Creepy in the Museum this October

Discovery Place Nature

The Carolinas are home to many critters considered creepy. From snakes and spiders to millipedes and mealworms, we have it all. Join us as we explore how important these critters actually are. Activities include animal encounters, stories, crafts and more.

This month at Discovery Place Nature, we will be investigating Crawling and Creepy Critters. From venomous to totally harmless, we'll be getting up close and personal with them all. Stop by the Museum this month and explore these creepy crawlies up close.

Every Wednesday and Saturday at 12:30 p.m., join us for special story times and activities where kids and adults alike can discover spiders, snakes, millipedes and more.

  • Venomous Snakes of the Carolinas Wednesday, October 3 & Saturday, October 6
    Many people think that snakes are the enemy, and this leads to a bad reputation. However snakes provide vital services to our ecosystems. Join us as we meet a native snake and learn about the venomous snakes of the Carolinas.
  • Diary of a Spider Wednesday, October 10 & Saturday, October 13
    Without spiders it’s quite possible that insects could take over! Join an educator for a reading of Diary of a Spider and stick around to make your own spider craft.
  • Critterwalk Wednesday, October 17 & Saturday, October 20
    Use your legs and join us on the Paw Paw Trail to discover critters with and without legs.
  • Spiderweb Mania Wednesday, October 31
    Join a Naturalist as we go outside and examine the spiral webs of our native orb-weavers. We will even demonstrate a technique for collecting and preserving webs in your own backyard.

Anything else going on this month?

In addition to our weekly creep-filled opportunities, October has plenty of opportunities to get into the fall and Halloween spirit.

Stop by Boo Bash on Saturday, October 27 to enjoy story time, special shows, animal encounters and a costume contest. As always, you can spend time in the Museum on our monthly Bird Walk or stroll throughout the Museum and see if you can identify some of the creatures we’re learning about this month.

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