Enhance the impact of a field trip by adding live animal encounters, hands-on activities, outdoor adventures and creative experiments. Classes provide private learning experiences led by an experienced Discovery Place Nature educator.

Grade 1

Amazing Insects

Learn about our creepy crawly friends

Grade 1

Grade 3

Analyzing Animal Anatomy

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

Grade 3

Pre K

Animal Encounters

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

Pre K

Grade K

Animal Explorations

Explore the similarities and differences among and within animal groups

Grade K

Grade 2

Animal Life Cycles

Get introduced to animal life cycles from birth to death

Grade 2

Grades 3 - 4

Charlotte Stars and Stories

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

Grades 3 - 4

Grades 3 - 4

Earth’s Place in Space

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

Grades 3 - 4

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

Grade 1

Mountains to Sea

How do the regions of North Carolina support organisms?

Grade 1

Pre K

Ponds & Puddles in Spring

Learn why and how animals depend on ponds and puddles

Pre K

Grade K

Seasonal Animals 1

Learn about animals that migrate, hibernate and stay active

Grade K

Grade K

Seasonal Animals 2

Examine how animals behave during the warm spring months

Grade K

Grades 3 - 4

Sun and Moon

Learn what causes day and night

Grades 3 - 4

Pre K - Grade 2

Twinkle Twinkle

Explore constellations and observe the Moon in the daytime and nighttime sky

Pre K - Grade 2

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