Meet one of Discovery Place Nature's Beekeepers!
A stroll through Paw Paw Nature Trail is enchanting. Visitors are transported to a place where time almost stands still, as nature-lovers of all ages can explore the easy-to-navigate looped trail.
A Charlotte treasure, the more than 100-year-old woods is home to many forest friends. Listen closely for the call of barred owls often perched or nesting high in the trees. Look low for meandering box turtles making their way in the lush undergrowth. Listen for the hammering woodpecker or the mesmerizing and methodical call of the cicada.
For the plant lovers and budding botanists, catch a whiff of some extraordinary seasonal wildflowers including the intense Jack-in-the-Pulpit and the delightful bloodroot.
If you’re lucky you may also hear the whisper of a fairy whose house is nearby...
|10:00 a.m.||Lars the Little Polar Bear||Planetarium|
|11:00 a.m.||Puppet Show: The Shadow Knows||N/A|
|11:00 a.m.||Story Time||Dragonfly Theatre|
|12:30 p.m.||Lost in the Woods||Dragonfly Theatre|
|12:30 p.m.||Sherwin the Box Turtle||Wildlife Lab|
|1:00 p.m.||Seasonal Stargazing||Planetarium|
|2:00 p.m.||Live Animal Encounter||Dragonfly Theatre|
|3:00 p.m.||Seasonal Stargazing||Planetarium|
|Jan 23||Lost in the Woods|
|Jan 23||Sherwin the Box Turtle|
|Jan 25||Star Party|
|Jan 26||Guided Nature Walk|
|Jan 30||Leaf Rubbings|
|Feb 02||Groundhog Day|
|Feb 06||Cosmic Journey|
|Feb 09||Wild Valentines|
|Feb 16||Winter Animals|
|Feb 23||Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science|
|Mar 11||Senior Science Days: Wildlife of North Carolina|
|Mar 19||Merit Badge Workshop: Interpreting the Sky|
|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|