Field Trips

Bring nature to life for your students

Let us be partners in education.

Plan a field trip to Discovery Place Nature and explore the flora and fauna of the Carolinas in a hands-on, immersive environment. Featuring live animals and native plant life, the Museum helps students develop a sense of wonder and appreciation for the natural world.

Field Trip Pricing

Student Teacher/Chaperone Additional Chaperone
Museum $5 FREE $5
Museum + Class $11 FREE $5*

Plus any applicable sales and use taxes. *Due to space limitations, extra chaperones may not be able to attend class programs.


Chaperones

One adult chaperone required for every 10 students and admitted to the Museum for free. Additional chaperones will be charged the fees in the chart above.

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Add a class to your field trip

Go wild on your field trip and meet curriculum requirements by adding a private class led by an experienced Museum educator.

Grade 4

Eco-Explorers

Explore the world of ecosystems and the role we can play in conserving the planet

Grade 4

Grade 4

Living Off the Land

Learn how Native Americans utilized the land for food, water and shelter

Grade 4

Grades K - 4

Earth’s Place in Space

Learn about our planet, moon, local star, neighboring planets and Milky Way galaxy

Grades K - 4

Grades K - 4

Charlotte Stars and Stories

Learn how to find constellations and about the changing phases of the moon

Grades K - 4

Grade 3

Analyzing Animal Anatomy

Discover how our anatomy is similar and different to other members of the animal kingdom

Grade 3

Grade 3

Peculiar Plants

Become a botanist and learn how the environment impacts the growth of plants

Grade 3

Grade 2

Weather Field Investigations

Observe, record and predict weather changes like a real meteorologist

Grade 2

Grade 2

Animal Life Cycles

Get introduced to animal life cycles from birth to death

Grade 2

Grade 1

Mountains to Sea

How do the regions of North Carolina support organisms?

Grade 1

Grade 1

Amazing Insects

Learn about our creepy crawly friends

Grade 1

Grade K

Seasonal Animals 2

Examine how animals behave during the warm spring months

Grade K

Grade K

Seasonal Animals 1

Learn about animals that migrate, hibernate and stay active

Grade K

Grade K

Animal Explorations

Explore the similarities and differences among and within animal groups

Grade K

Pre K

Ponds & Puddles in Spring

Learn why and how animals depend on ponds and puddles

Pre K

Pre K

Animal Encounters

Get up close to live native animal species to learn about their basic needs for survival

Pre K


Lunch Options

Need some brain food? We've got you covered.

For the safety of our animal residents, there are no indoor dining facilities at Discovery Place Nature. Covered picnic shelters are available at nearby Freedom Park and can be scheduled through Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department. Click here to reserve.

Essential Info

  • Registration and Payments

    Click here to fill out our Reservation Request Form and a Museum representative will contact you.

    Register by phone 800.935.0553 or 704.372.6261 x300 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

    Payment is required 3 weeks prior to program or visit date.

    American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA are accepted. A check with your PO number written in the memo section is also accepted.

  • Cancellation and Refund Policy

    Cancellation notice of 3 weeks is required for a full refund. Cancellations with less than 3 weeks notice are non-refundable but may be rescheduled within a 12-month period. There is no fee for rescheduling but visit must be completed within 12 months of the originally scheduled date. For group reservations, changes to the number of attendees must be made 3 days prior to arrival to receive a refund

  • Parking

    Cars and vans can park at the Museum for free. Limited parking for larger vehicles is available onsite. Additional parking is available at Freedom Park.

  • Chaperones

    One adult chaperone required for every 10 students and admitted to the Museum for free. Additional chaperones will be charged $5 per person.

    Due to space limitations, extra chaperones may not be able to attend class programs.