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Updated: Jul 4



With this announcement, Mecklenburg County paved the way for the opening of Quest, a new environmental education center in Huntersville's Latta Nature Preserve. Quest will be open on weekends (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) through Labor Day weekend and will begin a 7-day-a-week schedule on Tuesday, September 7. Hours for the facility are 10 am - 5 pm.


Amenities at Quest include the following:

  • 4,000 square foot central exhibit hall featuring "Nothing Survives without Water" permanent exhibition.

  • 6,000 gallon fish tank featuring two large Gar and a variety of other native species fish

  • Water cycle play table

  • Frogs, snakes, lizards, and turtles

  • Micro-eye viewing microscopes

  • Information on Habitats around Mountain Island Lake

  • Fishing rods available for loan

  • Fully-stocked Nature Gift Shop including bait for fishing

  • Three classroom facilities

  • Patio overlooking future site of the Raptor Trail at Quest

  • Catering kitchen

  • Public restrooms during operating hours including a family restroom

An official ribbon cutting will occur this fall. The Raptor Center at Quest will open in 2022.


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