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Paw Paw Nature Trail

For nature lovers of all ages, an easy-to-navigate trail alive with native flora and fauna

Event

Envirocaching

Join our naturalists every second Saturday of the month where GPS exploration and scavenger hunt meet

May 13, 2017
Featured Live Show

Animal Feedings & Encounters

Meet and greet our native species

Featured Exhibition

Fort Wild

An outdoor exhibition that encourages imaginative play in a creative environment

Exhibition

Insect Alley

Check out our live collection of insects and arthropods

Exhibition

Peetie's Place

The perfect place for a story, puzzle or puppet show

Exhibition

Our Big Backyard

Discover the world of animals who live under the ground

Featured Exhibition

Butterfly Pavilion

Walk among free-flying butterflies and native plants

Exhibition

Creature Cavern

Go nose-to-nose with opossums, owls, snakes and more

Exhibition

Beginnings

Kids explore the life cycles of young animals

Event

Guided Nature Walk

Join us the fourth Saturday of each month for an educational walk on the Paw Paw Nature Trail

April 29, 2017
Event

Monthly Bird Walk

Join a Museum naturalist to discover year-round & seasonal birds

May 06, 2017
Featured Exhibition

Naturalist Lab

Take a closer look at nature's treasures

Featured Live Show

Daily Planetarium Shows

Explore the moon, stars and beyond

Live Show

Puppet Show: Carolina Morning

Can wild animals make good neighbors?

Featured Event

Discovery Place Nature Exploration Weekend

A weekend of family fun in the mountains

May 05, 2017
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Reptile & Amphibian Study

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Museum naturalists to earn your Reptile & Amphibian Study Merit Badge

May 13, 2017
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Geocaching

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Museum naturalists to earn your Geocaching Merit Badge

May 27, 2017
Event

Beehive Buzz

Take a look at what happens inside a beehive

April 29, 2017