Have an up-close experience with some of our Animal Ambassadors.

  • Permanent
  • Mackay Field Station
  • Included in admission
  • All age groups

Get up close to our animal friends

Have an up close experience with some of the Museum’s animal residents. Learn about habitats and animal needs while developing a sense of stewardship for the environment and all living creatures.

You might meet a snake who gets its name from the iridescent sheen of its rainbow scales or a 20 pound lizard who uses its tongue to pick up chemical cues from the air.

Did you know tortoises don’t have ears or hear the same way humans do? Get up close and personal with our animal friends to learn more about what makes them unique.

Discovery Place, Charlotte NC's interactive children's museum, unveiled its interactive exhibits and hands-on activities.Discovery Place museum has age-appropriate exhibits for kids of all ages. Charlotte Photographer -
Charlotte, NC on-location photography of Discovery Place, Charlotte's hands-on science museum located in downtown Charlotte NC. In this image, museum visitors see animals up close.

Located on Level 1