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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Habitats of the Carolinas
Students will take a journey through the Carolinas from the mountains to the sea — stopping along the way to explore how these habitats help meet the needs of native animals. They will examine real specimens and discover animals that call each habitat home.
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Monday – Friday
Times are customizable.
Discovery Place Nature
1658 Sterling Road
Charlotte NC 28209
$12 per student (includes museum admission) plus any applicable sales and use taxes. 1 chaperone per 10 students required and admitted free. Additional chaperones, booked in advance, are admitted at the $6 school rate.)
R1- Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text (in our case follow written instructions to complete activities and experiments and make conclusions).
R7 -Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words (in our case participate in hands-on activities and experiments that result in observations and conclusions).
R10 -Read and understand complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently, connecting prior knowledge and experiences to text (in our case science and technical writing).
SL1 – Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively (in our case working in groups, sharing ideas and communicating ideas and findings with others).
SL2 – Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally (in our case participation in labs and programs where ideas and questions are presented using various media).
SL4 – Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience (in our case working in groups, sharing ideas and communicating ideas and findings with others).
NCES.1.L.1 – Understand characteristics of various environments and behaviors that enable plants and animals to survive.
NCES.1.L.1.1 – Recognize that plants and animals need air, water, light (plants only), space, food and shelter and that these may be found in their environment.
NCES.1.L.1.2 – Give examples of how the needs of different plants and animals can be met by their environments in North Carolina or different places throughout the world.
NCES.1.L.1.3 – Summarize ways that humans protect their environment and/or improve conditions for the growth of the plants and animals that live there. (e.g., reuse or recycle products to avoid littering.)
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.