Groundhog Day at Charlotte Nature Museum

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Queen Charlotte’s Royal Prognostication Proclamation will take place Tuesday, February 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Hear ye, Hear ye! Your presence is requested by her royal highness, Queen Charlotte, to witness her official Groundhog Day weather prognostication in a proclamation ceremony on Tuesday, February 2 at 2:30 p.m. at Charlotte Nature Museum.

Who: Charlotte’s resident groundhog, her majesty, Queen Charlotte.

What: The Royal Prognostication Proclamation Ceremony to announce her majesty’s official Groundhog Day weather prediction of 2016.

Where: Charlotte Nature Museum

1658 Sterling Road

Charlotte, NC 28209

When: Tuesday, February 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Event activities will take place from noon – 3:00 p.m.

Event Details: As Queen Charlotte’s first public weather prediction since assuming the Crown in 2015, for her safety and comfort, this event will take place in an indoor ceremony in the Great Hall. The Queen will be escorted by her naturalist handler for the presentation.

Groundhog Day is one of Charlotte Nature Museum’s monthly Creature Feature and will also feature crafts, Story Time, and live animal encounters with Queen Charlotte’s animal court from noon-2:30 p.m. Event activities are free with Museum admission. Guest admission is $8. Members and guests younger-than-two are free.

Q&A: We know you have burning questions about groundhogs!

  • What do they eat?

  • Is a groundhog related to a woodchuck?

  • Where do common groundhogs, that are not royalty, live?

Queen Charlotte will host a Q&A with her regal handler and naturalist, Nikki Panos. Join us after the Proclamation Ceremony for a Q&A about the lore and lifestyles of these furry forecasters.

Follow Queen Charlotte on Twitter at @CLTgroundhog as she prepares for her big day!

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