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.


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 three weeks is required for a full refund. Cancellations with less than three weeks’ notice are non-refundable but may be rescheduled for a visit within a 12-month period. There is no fee for rescheduling as long as the class or visit is rescheduled within one week of the cancellation date and the visit is completed within the 12 months of the originally scheduled date. Changes to the number of attendees must be made three days prior to the program or visit to receive a refund. No refunds will be issued the day of the visit, and no refunds will be issued for amounts of $10.00 or less.

  • 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.