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
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.