North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville
A dynamic indoor-outdoor nature and science learning center. At Investigate Lab, discover the scientific process by trying a range of experiments with tools and techniques including microscopes, pipettes and more. The Naturalist Center features an extensive collection of specimens from butterflies to bear claws, snakes to seahorses, and sand dollars to spiders, visitors are encouraged to explore the natural collection.
Nature PlaySpace is designed to celebrate the importance of outdoor play in the lives and education of children, the space includes areas for art, digging and exploration. Children can climb over logs and boulders, roll in the grass, make mud pies, observe nature and dig for fossils. Discovery Forest was developed for young children and families to discover natural wonders from bird wings to beaver sticks, the space is an ideal area for inter-generational learning.