Explore new natural play area at the Nature Museum
Fort Wild' natural play area was designed with all age children in mind and has areas for all development levels including: See, Touch, Smellan infant sensory garden that incorporates a variety of textures, smells and colors to facilitate rapidly developing senses.
Hop, Jump, Diga toddler-targeted setting that offers growth and development structures such as logs for balancing, boulders for climbing and sand for digging.
Dream, Wiggle, Rundesigned with active preschoolers in mind, this area includes a Fairy Stump Village and teepee for constructing, building, and creating from gathered natural objects.
Bird Blinda special wooden bird blind offers young ornithologists the chance to learn the basic skills of bird-watching.
Share, Act, Doan open lawn for running, deconstructed wind chimes for musical instruments, a small stage for dramatic play and planting beds create endless play opportunities.
The Spottweens and teens love private spaces. A simple arrangement of logs or boulders provides a place to meet with friends while still being visible to caregivers.
Tend to Growa vegetable garden nurtured and cared for by children encourages healthy eating while teaching about plant lifecycles, pollination, beneficial insects and more.
Fort Wild officially opens to the public on June 16 during June Creature Feature, Farm Day. For more information visit the Charlotte Nature Museum.
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