Explore More Life
A hands-on lab dedicated to exploring and celebrating biodiversity
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From the lush green plants of the rainforest to tiniest crustacean walking along the seafloor, our planet is full of thriving life. Explore the wonders of the natural world as you investigate diverse habitats filled with unique plant and animal species from around the world.
Dive under the sea to explore the ocean depths in the World Alive aquarium:
Then embark on a journey into Charlotte’s only urban rainforest:
To learn more about the importance of biodiversity, stop by the John Mackay Field Station, a rustic researcher's hut where you can make observations in the field about the creatures you’ve encountered and learn more about how you can protect our wild world.
World Alive brings the wonder and interconnectedness of our planet to your fingertips.