Meet one of Discovery Place Nature's Beekeepers!
The Naturalist Lab is a one-of-a-kind learning space where kids and families can engage in the process of finding, identifying and connecting with objects in nature.
Check out the Memory Map to take a virtual walk in the woods, as if you were hiking through our Paw Paw Nature Trail. You’ll get to explore creatures and items that could be found in your very own backyard.
Stop by the Sci Pod to get hands-on with natural treasures. This mobile activity cart contains interactive activities. Kids and families are encouraged to touch skull models, investigate scat samples and maybe even get a little messy with dirt and water activities.
Take a closer look at nature under the Wentz-scope, an easy to use microscope that makes nature larger than life!. The scope is fully equipped with laminated specimens from the North Carolina region, such as bugs, snake skins and other tiny creatures.
Examine plants, animals and geology specimens that could be found in your own backyard. Budding naturalists will build observation skills as they gain an appreciation for the world around us.
|10:00 a.m.||Lars the Little Polar Bear||Planetarium|
|11:00 a.m.||Story Time||Dragonfly Theatre|
|11:30 a.m.||Puppet Show: Don't Make a Pet of Me||N/A|
|1:00 p.m.||Seasonal Stargazing||Planetarium|
|2:00 p.m.||Alligator Feeding||N/A|
|2:00 p.m.||Alligator Feeding||Great Hall|
|3:00 p.m.||Seasonal Stargazing||Planetarium|
|Feb 23||Birdfeeder Bonanza|
|Feb 23||Guided Nature Walk|
|Feb 23||Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science|
|Mar 02||Wildlife Baby Shower|
|Mar 02||Monthly Bird Walk|
|Mar 09||Foraging in the Forest|
|Mar 11||Senior Science Day: Wildlife of North Carolina|
|Mar 16||Waxy Watercolors|
|Mar 19||Merit Badge Workshop: Interpreting the Sky|
|Mar 23||Lettuce Get Our Hands Dirty|
|Mar 23||Guided Nature Walk|
|Mar 27||Underwater Wonders|
|Apr 06||Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science|
|Apr 23||Merit Badge Workshop: Flora & Fauna of the Carolinas|
|May 03||Discovery Place Nature Exploration Weekend|
|Jun 01||Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science|