Discovery Place: Nature
If your group is looking for an opportunity to get close to local wildlife and learn about the local Carlina environment in a 'hands-on, family-friendly setting', then Discovery Place: Nature is for you!
This extension of the Discovery provides indoor and outdoor options for learning and adventure and allows you to experience live animals and plant life within the immersive environment. A sense of wonder and appreciation will be sparked through both the outside experiences and the inside exhibits, such as the Naturalist Lab, Fort Wild, Creative Cavern, Insect Ally, and Butterfly Pavilion.
There are regularly scheduled live shows and special events, as well as the various planetarium shows offered daily. Younger kids can enjoy storytime or an animal encounter, such as Alligator Feeding.
Student groups have a Field Trip option when they visit, which explores the flora and fauna of the Carolinas in depth. Your group can picnic here or head to a nearby restaurant for meal options, and there is also a Trails End store you should visit while here.