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Discovery Place Museums

Discovery Place Museums

Put Discovery Place at the top of your back-to-school checklist!!

A regional network of four hands—on museums (science, nature, and two kids Museums), an Outreach team, and newly developed digital content are all designed to engage and inspire our community to learn science, nature, and design. 

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Classifying Critters


Program Description

Children will be introduced to some of the
Museum’s Amazing Animal Ambassadors. These
lively Museum residents will inspire children
to make observations and raise questions as
they discover similarities, differences and the
defining characteristics of groups of animals

Program Detail

Program type: Day Trip, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Multi-discipline
Cultural Origin: Other
Subject: Science
Population Served Kindergarten, Pre-K
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Monday- Friday

Available times:




Fees / Ticketing:

$20.00 per student not including tax. This fee covers class and museum admission. Museum admission without class is $14.00 per student not including tax


NC Standard Course of Study:


Strand: Structures and Functions of Living Organisms

NC Essential Standards:
  • NCES.EX.1.L.1.1 – Classify objects, people, and animals as living or nonliving.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Cancellation Policy

A 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 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 on the day of the visit, and no refunds will be issued for amounts of $10.00 or less.